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2018 CONTESTANTS
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A * after the name means that this contestant is 40 years of age and up and will also be competing for the title of Ms. America International 2018! 
 
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MS. ALABAMA
LILLY

Platform:
Be 3 Y's
-You: be you and be proud of who you are
-Your: do something today that your future self will thank you for
-Yourself: Love yourself unconditionally

 
 
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MS. ARIZONA
CHEYENNE

Platform:
"Find Your Power Pose" in support of mentorship programs with an emphasis on women in the workforce.
 
 
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MS. CALIFORNIA
MONICA *

Platform:
Positive Mind, Body and Soul
"Inspiring young girls and women to believe in themselves, love who they are and never give up."
 
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MS. FLORIDA
CARLIE *

Platform:
National Campaign to prevent Bullying
CarlieGintoli-Pacer.org
 
 
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MS. GEORGIA
LATRESA *

Platform:
MAKING A BETTER ME
uplifting, empowering and building self-esteem in our youth through mentoring, sports, volunteering, etc.
 
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MS. GREATER CALIFORNIA
DAWN *

Platform:
"Educate to Elevate" promotes education as a tool for personal and professional success.
 
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MS. HAWAII
MOKIHANA

Platform:
Education Reform
 
 
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MS. ILLINOIS
SHERRIE

Platform:
Live Out Loud Charity: suicide prevention, anti-bullying and core character development.
www.LiveOutLoudCharity.org
 
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MS. MICHIGAN
TIFFANY *

Platform:
4 Goodness Sake (People Building People) I want to help those in my community and all around to grow in mind, body and spirit.
 
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MS. NEVADA
TINA *

Platform:
“Animal Dentistry Awareness with an emphasis on the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation”
 
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MS. NEW YORK
JOLYN *

Platform:
Mental Health Awareness and Support
 
 
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MS. NORTH FLORIDA
DEE *

Platform:
"Volunteerism" The greatest gift that one can give is their time. Pay it forward, one soul at a time.
 
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MS. OHIO
RAQUEL

Platform:
Self Care and Self Awareness
is not selfishness.
Caring for yourself first so that you can care for others later.
 
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MS. PACIFIC COAST
GELSAH *

Platform:
Autism Speaks
 
 
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MS. SONORAN DESERT
KIMBERLY *

Platform:
Care for the Caregiver - TBI: Survive and Thrive!
A community of resources, ideas, & practical tips for caregivers of TBI survivors
 
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MS. SOUTH CAROLINA
CHERYL *

Platform:
"We Are All Special"
Empowering those with special needs and individuals who are bullied to be their best.
 
 
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MS. SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
ANGELA

Platform:
Surviving Trauma and Loss: A Person-Centered Path to Support.
 
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MS. TENNESSEE
LISA

Platform:
Oral Cancer Prevention and Awareness
 
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MS. TEXAS
SARAH

Platform:
DREAMS ARE REALITY. Utilizing pro-athletes and sports teams to mentor underprivileged, orphaned or fostered youth across America.
 
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MS. UTAH
DANIELLE

Platform:
Raising awareness for depression and suicide by spreading the message, "You matter in this world."
 
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MS. VIRGINIA
CASSANDRA

Platform:
Creating "come together" communities throughout military installations around the world to combat isolation and cyber bullying and avoiding suicides.
 
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MS. WASHINGTON
PATRICE NICOLE

Platform:
Providing assistance and resources for children who have cancer
 
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MS. WEST COAST
BRIANA

Platform:
Human Trafficking - Helping at-risk young women involved in human trafficking by providing safety and supportive mentoring in order for them to reclaim their lives and not become victimized.
 
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MS. WISCONSIN
BRITTANY

Platform:
American Diabetes Association
 
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MS. WYOMING
HOLLEY *

Platform:
Appreciation of Education by definition or perception. Education is a broad area of topic and can form in many ways to express and emphasize to many age levels and groups
 
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