Miss Utah County Crowned Miss Utah 2022; Over $55,000 in Scholarship Funds Made Available to Miss Utah 2022 Candidates

Miss Utah 2022

Photo by Chad Braithwaite

On June 11, 2022, Miss Utah County, Lindsey Larsen was crowned Miss Utah 2022 and awarded a $10,000 scholarship at the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City.

Over the next year, Lindsey will travel the state serving, performing, and sharing her social impact initiative, “The MOVEMENT Movement.” Lindsey will also represent Utah at the Miss America Competition later this year.

Lindsey is from Lehi and previously served as Miss Utah County and Miss Lehi. She is studying ballet performance and kinesiology at the University of Utah and is an aspiring professional ballerina, artistic director, and health educator.

She received a preliminary red carpet award and a $100 scholarship sponsored by Ypsilon Dresses. She also received the overall interview award and a $200 scholarship sponsored by Rachael Scott. Along with the title of Miss Utah 2022 and a $10,000 scholarship, Murdock Hyundai gave her the keys to a brand new car for the year. During her year of service, she will also receive multiple in-kind donations and services from the proud sponsors of the Miss Utah Organization.

Follow her year on Instagram: @missamericaut and @lindsey_larsen.

Top 5 Placement

From left to right: Jordyn Bristol, 4th Runner-Up; Katie Ann Powell, 1st Runner-Up; Lindsey Larsen, Miss Utah 2022; Austri Ekker, 2nd Runner-Up; Ryleigh Paulin, 3rd Runner Up; photo by Chad Braithwaite
  • First Runner-up: Miss Greater Salt Lake, Katie Ann Powell, received a $4,000 scholarship, a preliminary red carpet award and a $100 scholarship sponsored by Ypsilon Dresses, the Spirit of Miss Utah award, and a $100 scholarship, and the Sadie Huish award and a $1,000 scholarship sponsored by the Huish family;
  • Second Runner-up: Miss Salt Creek, Austri Ekker, received a $3,000 scholarship;
  • Third Runner-up: Miss North Ogden, Ryleigh Paulin, received a $2,000 scholarship in addition to a newcomer red carpet award and a $100 scholarship sponsored by Ypsilon Dresses;
  • Fourth Runner-up: Miss Zion, Jordyn Bristol, received a $1,000 scholarship, a preliminary red carpet award and $100 scholarship sponsored by Ypsilon Dresses, and a newcomer talent award and $100 scholarship.

Semi-Finalists

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The additional seven semi-finalists rounding out the top twelve and each earning a $500 scholarship included:

  1. Miss Orem, Claire Inouye
  2. Miss Provo, Whitney Gillman
  3. Miss Springville/Mapleton, Adalynn Keisel
  4. Miss Rocky Mountain, Chelsey Carlson
  5. Miss American Fork, Aubrey Moedl
  6. Miss Dixie State University, Carli Gumm
  7. Miss Bryce Canyon, Trinity Whitfield (People’s Choice)

Additional Scholarship Awards

  • Sadie Huish Memorial — Miss Greater Salt Lake, Katie Ann Powell ($1,000 scholarship)
  • Spirit of Miss Utah — Miss Greater Salt Lake, Katie Ann Powell ($100 scholarship)
  • Kelly Hale Non-Finalist Interview Award (Tie) — Miss Timpanogos, Gentry Rose, and Miss Sanpete County, Ashtyn Childs ($200 scholarship)
  • Kelly Hale Non-Finalist Talent Award — Miss Legacy, Chloe Henry ($200 scholarship)
  • Kelly Hale Non-Finalist Red Carpet Award — Miss Weber County, Callie Morgan ($200 scholarship)
  • Dexonna Bagley Overall Dancer Award (Tie) — Miss Uintah Basin, Halle Eschler and Miss Rocky Mountain, Chelsey Carlson ($200 scholarship)
  • Rachel Scott Overall Interview Award — Miss Utah County, Lindsey Larsen ($100 scholarship)

In total, $28,450 in cash scholarships were made available to the Miss Utah Class of 2022. Weber State and Utah Tech Universities also provided tuition waivers to Miss Utah and her runners-up.

Please note that this list only represents the awards given during the final night of the Miss Utah Competition. For details on other special awards given throughout the week, see the preliminary competition results here.

For press or appearance inquiries for Miss Utah 2022, please contact bookings@missutah.org.

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