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2018 Miss Indiana USA And Miss Indiana Teen USA Crowned

Last updated on Monday, October 23, 2017

(CARMEL) - Pageant Associates announce the winners of the 2018 MISS INDIANA USA® and MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® competitions.

After a weekend that showcased the accomplishments and dedication of young women across the state of Indiana, Darrian Arch, 22, of Chesterton was crowned MISS INDIANA USA® 2018 and Ella Harrison, 16, of New Albany was crowned MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® 2018.

Both of these young women will go on to represent the state of Indiana in the next round of competitions for the prestigious, nationally televised MISS USA® pageant and the national MISS TEEN USA® 2018 pageant.

"Having the life-changing experience of competing for the title of MISS INDIANA USA® 2018 reminded me of how many exceptionally hard-working, talented, smart, confident, and generous young women hail from our state," said Arch. "I am overwhelmingly proud of what winning the crown signifies, and am excited for every step of this incredible journey and year ahead."

The 2018 pageants were held in Carmel, October 21-22. The Palladium at the Center for the Performing Arts served as the venue for all pageant activities. Contestants were judged in three equal categories consisting of Personal Interview; Swimsuit for MISS and Active Wear for TEEN; and Evening Gown. The competitions shined a spotlight on some of the best, brightest and most accomplished young women throughout Indiana.

"All of my life, I've considered myself fortunate to call the Hoosier state home. Hearing that I've been chosen to represent the splendor of our beautiful state as MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® 2018 is a tremendous honor," said Harrison. "As a titleholder, I am thrilled at the chance to showcase everything that living in Indiana means to me, and I pledge to continue to make our state proud."

Titleholders will travel throughout Indiana making appearances and acting as ambassadors of the state at a variety of charitable events, social functions and more. To stay up-to-date with this year's Indiana pageant activity, follow the social media hashtags #RoadtotheCrown and #ConfidentlyBeautiful. For more information on future pageants in Indiana, visit www.missindiana.com.

The MISS INDIANA USA® and MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® pageants are independently conducted and produced by Sanders & Associates, Inc., under license by IMG Universe, LLC dba-The Miss Universe Organization. For more information, please visit the Pageant Associates website at www.pageantassociates.com, contact the Pageant Office at (724) 785-4648 or by email at coordinator@pageantassociates.com.

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