The 2015 Miss Wyoming USA and Miss Wyoming Teen USA Pageants took place Sunday, September 21, at the Casper Events Center.

Payton Sanders
Miss Teen Wyoming USA 2015 Payton Sanders Photo Courtesy: Miss Teen Wyoming USA Pageant

A large crowd filled the center on Sunday evening for the pageant finals, where the panel of judges selected Caroline Scott of Cheyenne as Miss Wyoming USA 2015, and Payton Sanders of Casper as Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2015.

Both titleholders will now advance and compete next year at the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA national pageants.

The competition, which is held annually, consists of three proportional segments: evening gown, swimwear and interview.

Eligible young women must be between the ages of 14 and 26 and be unmarried residents of Wyoming in order to compete in the pageant.

Caroline and Payton 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.

Caroline will compete for the title of Miss USA 2015 on the live national telecast of Miss USA on NBC next summer, and Payton will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA 2015 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.

The Miss Universe and Miss USA Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal partnership.

The Miss Universe Organization also produces the Miss Teen USA Pageant.

Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, MUO is committed to increasing HIV/AIDS awareness and increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers.

By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education such as the Latino Commission on AIDS, Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda's Club, the women who champion these causes during their reign are armed to impact women today.

The titleholders of the Miss Universe Organization personify the combination of beauty and intelligence that defines the 21st Century.

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