Tori Kruse was crowned Miss Missouri USA while Chloe Bartlett was crowned Miss Missouri Teen USA at the conclusion of the pageant held at J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri.
Kruse and Bartlett will be representing the Show Me State at the 2018 Miss USA Pageant and 2018 Miss Teen USA Pageant respectively.
Kruse graduated from Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa with a degree in Entrepreneurial Management. Along with business, she has a strong passion for sports and that’s why she has now developed her career into Sports Broadcasting.
Bartlett is 17 and a Nevada High School senior. She certainly has the pedigree, as her mother, Lori Suschnick, was Miss Missouri USA 1990. Chloe said her mother has helped her immensely in her preparation for the grand stage. There will be a lot of pressure on Bartlett as the current Miss Teen USA is from Missouri, Sophia Dominguez-Heithoff. If Bartlett wins Miss Teen USA 2018, it will be the first ever back-to-back win for any state in that pageant.
The rest of the top five in each division include:
Miss Division – Miriah Ludtke (1st Runner Up), Shenna Woods (2nd Runner Up), Ashleigh Bedwell (3rd Runner Up) and Sydney Benson (4th Runner Up).
Teen Division – Stevie Bisch (1st Runner Up), Danielle Stanfield (2nd Runner Up), Abilene Lortz (3rd Runner Up) and Tylar Shockley (4th Runner Up)