Meet your Garden City Miss Montana and Miss Montana Teen contestants

Natalie Razey

What is your ideal world?

Although we are all raised with a certain set of values and beliefs, and often stand firm with our personal beliefs, my idea of a perfect world is one with more open mindedness. 

Let’s talk fashion. What do your outfits say about you? 

I am a systematic stylist. From dresses to jeans, sweats to workout clothes, I am always organized, precise and matching. 

Who is your biggest role model?

Barbara Boxer, a former U.S. Senator from California. She is my role model because of her steadfast work and determination to make a real difference in her community. With the same beliefs and value systems, I look up to her with hopes that one day I will be able to use my power and platform not only as Miss Montana USA but as a lawyer and senator to push and create reforms and legislation that benefit the people rather than the government.

 

Emily Madieros

Why do you want to be Miss Montana U.S.A?

A platform such as Miss Montana USA could provide me with the foundation to act on the matters that mean the most to me and be someone I would have looked up to as a young girl. 

Montana is the “Last Best Place,” so that makes you the Last Best _____?

Small town girl with a big city spirit!

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I have always felt as though I was blessed with an insane amount of patience. I believe this has not only made me a better person and friend but it will also lead me to success when it comes to working directly with people during high-stress situation, as well my ability to continuously grow through the patience that is required to learn from failure.

 

Hannah Lorenzen

What’s your favorite Montana activity? 

Mountain biking. I love the feeling of riding through the beautiful Montana wilderness on my bike. Each ride is challenging but the reward of a flowing downhill and Big Dipper ice cream is well worth it!

Who is your role model?

My mom. She is an amazing woman who works so hard in everything she does. She reminds me to always have faith in myself, learn from my mistakes, and be who I am no matter what. I love her bright personality, her generosity, and her continuous love and support.

What is your best talent?

Public speaking because it gives me a chance to convey my beliefs while also allowing a continual challenge to get up in front of others and speak, and grow my speech-giving abilities.

 

Morgan Hall

What is your ideal world?

I want to live in a world where everyone is wholly accepted for who they are, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs. My ideal world is a society where we are all accepted, no matter the “flaws” we may possess.

You’re the Last Best _____?

I’m the Last Best Cliff Jumper! I believe in jumping off cliffs because I think I need to take risks, no matter how scared I am. 

What’s your big dream?

It has always been my dream to be a designer, and because of this, I think my talent is my ability to look at all the minute details and to put together the final product.

 

Anita Green

What does your style say about you?

My outfits say that I am classy and fun!

What is your favorite Montana activity?

My favorite activity in Montana would definitely have to be camping. The best way to enjoy the captivating Montana mountains is through a good old camping trip.

Why do you want to be Miss Montana U.S.A?

I want to be Miss Montana USA because there has never been an openly transgender person to ever win a state title within the United States. I want to inspire people who have faced adversity in their life to embrace their differences because diversity is beautiful.

 

Jess Priske

What is your favorite quality about yourself?

I am honest to a fault, compassionate, and very ambitious. 

You’re the Last Best ______?

I’m the Last Best Believer in face-to-face interaction as opposed to technology. 

Who are your role models?

The women in my family have always been my role models and inspiration. They encourage me to work hard and follow my dreams!

 

Grace Zitzer

Why do you want to be Miss Montana U.S.A?

As Miss Montana USA, I would utilize the skills I have gained through my career as a social worker, capitalizing on my authenticity and courage, to empower others, bring awareness to human trafficking, and leave a legacy of kindness.

Who is your role model?

Mother Teresa. I would like to embody the power of simplicity like her someday. 

You’re the Last Best_____?

I’m the Last Best Wildlife Spotter! I encourage others to get outside and enjoy the beauty of our state.

 

Claire Shinn

What’s your best talent?

Swing dancing! To most this may seem pretty common especially in Montana but it’s something that I have found I am very good at and something I really enjoy.

What’s your ideal world?

My ideal world has free health care, easy travel means, and world leaders who will truly make positive, peaceful changes.

Who is your role model?

Gal Gadot because she stands up for what she believes in and doesn’t let anyone put her down. She is not only Wonder Woman, but also a past pageant queen and she is everything I strive to be and more.