Meet the 20 women competing for Miss South Dakota 2023
By Dakota News Now staff
Published: May. 23, 2023 at 1:49 PM CDT
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - This year’s competition for Miss South Dakota will include an expanded age range, a new talent option and a return to a physical fitness competition.
Miss South Dakota 2022 Hunter Widvey will hand her crown down to one of the women listed below, but the competition will look a bit different compared to the previous year.
The age limit, previously 18 to 25, has been extended to 19 to 28. And a new talent category, “HERStory,” is a 90-second TED-talk style presentation for candidates who do not wish to perform a more traditional talent. Physical fitness is back - candidates will not compete in swimsuits, but in active wear, in a segment designed to showcase the overall impression of health and fitness commitment by each candidate.
Meet the 2023 candidates
22, Miss Rushmore, Lincoln, NE, Talent: Piano, Community service initiative: Empowering Women in STEM (no photo available)
21, Miss Hub City, Sioux Falls, Talent: Classical Vocal, community service initiative: Beyond Dyslexia Inc. (no photo available)