2022 Miss Montana USA Contestants
After graduating cum laude from the University of South Carolina, Cathlyn Hammond began pursuing her career in public involvement and marketing. She is the Business Development Manager for a professional engineering firm in Bozeman. When she’s not working to lead her colleagues towards successful projects or providing public involvement services across Montana, she is enjoying all the outdoor activities our beautiful state has to offer like snow skiing or hikes with her dog, Breck.
Olivia is a successful entrepreneur who started her own furniture business at the age of 14. She later widened her market by establishing two more businesses in real estate and digital creation. Her goal is to someday be included in Fortune 500 as a leading female entrepreneur in the USA. As a strong advocate for the prevention of child abuse, she continues to speak and provide resources for those affected through #POCA.
Sophie is an outdoor enthusiast who is passionate about preserving the environment. She graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Being Wilderness First Aid certified, she advocates for proper safety measures in outdoor recreation. Sophie designs her own clothing with recycled materials, which combines her love of sustainability and fashion. She works with Revivall Clothing, a Bozeman-based company that uses reclaimed materials. She believes the path to sustainability starts in Montana.
Anoush, 20, is an established & successful real estate agent, student, founder of InspiHER Montana, and motivational speaker. Through her organization for high school girls, InspiHER Montana, she’s on a mission to lead a new generation of powerful businesswomen. Anoush is passionate about helping young women kickstart their futures and providing them with life-changing opportunities. When she’s not volunteering or giving speeches at community events, she loves to explore the outdoors and focus on fitness.
Annie is a Montana Native. She obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, minored in Arabic, and earned a Masters degree in the same field. Her initiative is to increase accessibility to programs that help families in need. She currently works as a legal assistant, aiding in the creation of low-income housing. Annie is considering a Juris Doctor degree and dual Masters in Public Administration and Native American Law. She hopes to become Montana’s first female US Senator.
Mady Rigg, a Flathead Valley native, is passionate about leadership and community. After serving as Miss Montana Teen USA and graduating from Glacier High School, she studied communication at Eastern Washington University. Mady now builds appreciation for the beauty and unique ecology of our state as Marketing Manager at the Glacier Institute. Mady volunteers for Leadership Flathead, connecting classmates to local issues, leaders, and businesses. She enjoys hiking, boating, and logging windshield time around Montana.
Madi is recently graduated from the University of Providence with her bachelor’s degree in forensic science. Her plans for the future include becoming a forensic nurse to continue helping the great community that she is a part of. She is a creative old soul who has a lot of dreams and aspirations. She wishes everyone good fortune and wellbeing in their lives.
Brooklyn is an Elementary Education Senior, currently at Carroll College. She spends her time as a collegiate cheerleader, gymnastics coach and tutor. She is able to connect with children through coaching and teaching. Brooklyn is a strong believer in student physical and mental health. In her four years as a Carroll Cheerleader, Brooklyn has seen the impact her positive energy and leadership skills can bring to a team. She has been recognized as having the highest GPA as an upperclassman in her cheer squad 2 years in a row. She has maintained her academic excellence by being on the Dean’s List all 8 semesters at Carroll College. Showing students that they are capable of anything they set their minds to is Brooklyn’s biggest mission. Through her student teaching experience, she has been able to work directly with low socioeconomic middle school students on self-confidence in both academics and themselves.
As a future Nurse Practitioner and advocate for Reservation education, Teagan has future plans to open her own clinic that focuses on providing culturally-relevant care to under-represented communities. She currently volunteers her photography services to the local high school, providing senior portraits for special needs and low-income students. When she’s not hitting the books or snapping shots, Teagan enjoys building Legos, exploring the Mission Mountains and spending time with her family.
Megan was raised on a ranch in rural Southeastern Montana. A presidential scholar, she will graduate this spring from Montana State University with honors. Founder of Cats for Community, Megan is passionate about helping people with disabilities and will continue to promote inclusivity and acceptance as she pursues a career as a doctor. When not volunteering with Eagle Mount, Special Olympics, or LIFE scholars, she can be found in the gym or spending time with her parakeets.
As a survivor of sexual assault, Sofia is determined to make Montana a safer place. She established Studio Bloom in Missoula, which offers art-based support groups and community for survivors. She’s an agency-signed actress, model and professional dancer—as well as a full-time education student, long-distance runner and voter rights advocate. Sofia is committed to elevating the voices of Montana’s women and showing other survivors that life doesn’t end after their assault.
As a 27-year-old traveling nurse, Maggie has traveled around the country helping treat patients during some of their most trying times. Maggie is also an intern at her local news station, where she is learning production, reporting and journalism. When she isn’t busy advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community, nursing, or creating content for the local news, she enjoys playing the drums and researching where to take her next solo adventure.
As a fifth generation Montanan, winner of Helena’s 20 Under 40 Award, and two-time kidney transplant recipient, Ashley partners with Donate Life to honor her donor. She is the owner and artistic director of Pink Room Studio Productions, helping women of all sizes and backgrounds build their portfolios and connect with industry professionals. As a model herself, she earned the opportunities to walk in Missoula, Coeur d’Alene, and New York Fashion Weeks.
A first-generation college graduate currently pursuing her second degree at MSU Billings, Alora is a Presidential Gold Service Award recipient and Director of Compliance for a non-profit serving our most vulnerable populations. She’s worked as a brand ambassador and model for designers and brands across the United States. As a spokeswoman for fire prevention and advocate for fire education, Alora has been instrumental in raising over $750,000 for burn survivor care.
As a 27-year-old small business owner, Kylie launched her own boutique in 2020. Aside from her small business, Kylie is the director of two programs at Billings Catholic Schools and a mother of four. When she isn’t busy growing her small business, giving back to the community with her child, or growing awareness throughout the school with her “Kindness is Kool” movement, she enjoys boating with family and watching her children play sports.