#WyoStrong: Riverton teacher crowned Miss Wyoming for America

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    Miss Riverton Amanda Rodriguez has earned a new title, Miss Wyoming for America. She was crowned last week following the rescheduled pageant that took place on July 11th.

    “It hasn’t really sunk in,” Amanda shared about being crowned. She has worked toward this title for two years and came close in 2019 when she was the first runner up.

    Being crowned Miss Wyoming for America means she moves to Nationals which is scheduled to happen in Las Vegas this fall. Amanda who is also Riverton’s Spartan Academy Teacher and the new Riverton High School Dance Teacher shared, competing for the national title is a little intimidating. “It’s going to be a great experience though.”

    The combined 4-day Miss Wyoming and Miss Colorado for America Pageants, which were supposed to take place at the end of May, were scrunched down to a 1-day competition held on July 11th.

    Over 60 women competed for their respective state titles by going through the interview, onstage questions, swimsuit, and the evening gown competition all in one day.

    Winners were not announced until a few days later when everyone was invited to a drive-in movie in Denver. The announcement was made on the big screen and was a surprise.

    Amanda is hoping to make as many community appearances as possible. Things are a little different this year due to COVID. However, she is looking ahead to Nationals and hoping for local business sponsors. You can contact Amanda on Facebook or email her at [email protected] if you are interested in helping her journey for the national title.

    Congratulations, Amanda!

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