Miss Ohio USA 2023 is Mackenzie Schutt


Miss Central Ohio, Mackenzie Schutt was crowned Miss Ohio USA 2023 in a state competition held on Saturday, May 20 at The Vern Riffe Center for the Arts in Portsmouth.

The 27-year-old model and personal trainer from Columbus holds a degree in kinesiology and exercise science from Calvin University (formerly Calvin College) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mackenzie joined the pageant several times before finally winning the title. She succeeds last year's winner and Miss USA 2022 third runner-up Sir'Quora Carroll, and will now represent the state of Ohio at Miss USA 2023 in Reno, Nevada this fall.

Her runners-up for the state title were finalists Emily Quinn, Macy Hudson, Katarina Putnick, Argisa Deda, and Allison Greenwood.

Katelyn Zhao, Andrea Hunter, Morgan Murchland, Mercia Stephens, Lillian Kish, Brooke Stanley, Kiyasia Hudson, Allie Moon, Megan Hiler, and Cassandra Ponzi rounded out the Top 16 semifinalists.

"I'm overwhelmed with gratitude for the outpouring of support I've had over the years from family, friends, fellow contestants, people in the audience, and fans from afar. Thank you, I couldn't do it without you all," the new Miss Ohio USA wrote in a statement on social media.

For Miss Teen USA 2023, the title went to Carolina Sola of Ohio River while the runners-up positions went to Mackenzie Gibson, Kyleigh Engle, Gabby Anderson, Aishwarya Somakandan, and Frankie Madosky.

Carolina was crowned by her predecessor, Miss Teen USA 2022 Top 16 semifinalist Kylan Darnell. She will now proceed to compete in Miss Teen USA 2023.

Photos: Carlos Velez Studios, Edwin Shaw

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