Madison Nipe of Madison was crowned Miss South Dakota USA 2018 while Shania Knutson of Viborg was crowned Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2018. The pageant took place Sunday night at the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center.
Nipe and Knutson will each receive thousands of dollars in prizes and awards. Most importantly, they will have the opportunity to compete for the national titles of Miss USA and Miss Teen USA this coming year.
Nipe will compete for the title of Miss USA on the live national telecast of Miss USA on FOX Television, and Knutson will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA at the national pageant next year. In addition, the new Miss USA will go on to represent the United States in the Miss Universe competition, which is televised in over 130 countries worldwide.