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BRISTOL, Va., July 8, 2017 – The Miss United States Pageant® is proud to announce the crowning of our 2017 Miss United States, Rachael Todd of Florida! Todd was crowned at the Miss United States Pageant on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Champions Gate which was broadcasted live on

Todd has made a full-time career in the Health and Wellness industry.  She is the national virtual instructor for Hotworx and a corporate consultant for Planet Beach Corporation. Todd feels her purpose is to use her voice to advocate and educate women with one on one coaching, group coaching, and corporate workshops and bring awareness to the importance of overall health, mindfulness, and wellbeing. Over the course of the next year, Todd will continue to advocate for her personal platform “Hunger in America – Changing the Way America Eats” and addressing the health crisis in our country. Additionally, Todd will also advocate for Child Life International, the official charitable cause of United States National Pageants.

Over the course of one week, contestants from across the country competed in a state costume runway competition, private interview, swimsuit, and evening gown with the top 16 advancing to the finals. Fans were able to vote for a People’s Choice contestant to take the 16th spot in the final competition prior to the pageant.

Rounding out the top 5 are: First Runner-Up Shannon Dresser of Texas, Second Runner-Up Shiobhan Fraser of Georgia, Third Runner-Up Shelby Kanani Johnson of Nevada, and Fourth Runner-Up Katie Mode of South Carolina.

The Miss United States Pageant® celebrates intelligent women of all walks of life and is based on a solid commitment to uphold the standards of fairness and integrity. At the local, state, and national level, the Miss United States Pageant gives women the opportunity to promote a platform of community service. Featuring seven divisions – Little Miss, Pre-Teen, Junior Teen, Teen, Miss, Ms., and Ms. Woman – the United States National Pageant Organization® is recognized as “the premier event of its kind” and the largest pageant system for girls and women ages 8+ in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

For more information or appearance requests, please contact Director of Marketing Ashley Martinez at