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Amanda Rodriguez was recently crowned Miss Riverton and is preparing to compete for the Miss Wyoming for USA title in May. This is Amanda’s second time competing for the title, but the first time as Miss Riverton.

She moved to Fremont County in August 2019 to teach at Spartan Academy, the new Riverton Middle School alternative school program. “I’m new to the community and would love to get more involved,” Amanda shared.

h/t Amanda Rodriguez

Last year, the eligibility requirements for Miss Wyoming expanded to include women who are widowed, legally separated, divorced, or single, Amanda explained. After watching her daughters compete in pageants, she decided to try it for herself. “It was a great experience. I placed the first runner up last year,” Amanda said. “You get to meet a lot of amazing women who come all over Wyoming.”

She plans to be more prepared for the pageant this year, and is looking forward to sharing with the community that there are more to pageants than what you see on TV. Winning Miss Wyoming for USA would advance her to the national Miss USA pageant.

The Miss Wyoming pageant shares the stage in Denver with Mrs. Wyoming on May 26th-30th. If you have any ideas for Amanda about ways to get involved in the community or would like to sponsor her, she asks that you send her a Facebook message. 

Best of luck, Amanda!

In case you missed our earlier post, Mrs. Riverton will also be competing for Mrs. Wyoming in May.

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