Miss Maryland USA 2024 is Bailey Anne Kennedy


Asian-American Bailey Anne Kennedy was crowned Miss Maryland USA 2024 on Saturday, June 1 at Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.

The 31-year-old military wife, an NCAA D1 Dance Team Captain, and a former NFL Cheerleader Trainee from Montgomery County bested over 90 other contestants to win the state title.

She became the oldest and the first transgender and married woman to be crowned Miss Maryland USA since the Miss Universe Organization recently changed its rules regarding age limits and marital status.

Bailey advocates for "Beauty Without an Expiration Date" to encourage everyone to embrace opportunities regardless of age restrictions and believe in one's own self-worth despite any perceived limitations in life.

The new Miss Maryland USA succeeds Savena Mushinge, last year's winner and Miss USA 2023 Top 20 semifinalist. She will now prepare to represent her home state at Miss USA 2024 this August in California.

FINAL RESULTS

Miss Maryland USA 2024 - Bailey Anne Kennedy

1st runner-up - Terra Johns

2nd runner-up - Crystal Bell

3rd runner-up - Maria Derisavi

4th runner-up - Allison Laforce

TOP 18

Natalia Salmon

Ellice Nisbet

Julia Baylosis

Tamara Chin

Ogechukwu Opaigbeogu

Dominique Culver

Allie Wolfe

Lydia Frentsos

Jordan Callahan-Kalmes

Hulaimatou Bayo

Houda Fakhre

Nyia Lampkin

Danielle Shook

Miss Maryland Teen USA 2024 Sanjani Yendluri was also crowned during Saturday's event. She will also head to Hollywood this summer for Miss Teen USA 2024.

Photos: Anthony M Gomes, Miss Maryland USA / Instagram

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