22-year-old Chelsea Welch will represent West Virginia in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
Chelsea Welch, Miss West Union USA, was crowned Miss West Virginia USA 2013 on October 28, 2012 at the The Sutton/Flatwoods Days Hotel Conference Center in Sutton. The beauty from West Union is 22 years old and stands 5’9″. Chelsea will represent West Virginia in the Miss USA 2013 beauty pageant.
Chelsea is a pageant veteran. She was Miss West Virginia Teen 2007 and was the fourth runner-up at the Miss Teen USA 2007 beauty pageant.
Chelsea graduated from Brown University with a 3.9 GPA and a Bachelors of Science Degree. She currently attends Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources. Her ambition is to solve our generation’s greatest environmental challenges as the Secretary of the Interior. She describes herself as bold, genuine and vivacious. Chelsea represented West Virginia as the 2007 Miss West Virginia Teen USA and was in the top 5 at the 2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant.
Miss West Virginia USA 2013 results:
- Winner: Chelsea Welch, Miss West Union USA.
- The first runner-up: Kristina Snider (T10 12)
- The second runner-up: Summer Wyatt (T10 07, Miss West Virginia 2007)
- The third runner-up: Charisse Haislop (4RU 12, T12 11)
- The fourth runner-up: Erin Given (1RU 12, T12 11, 3RU WV TUSA 09)
Video Miss West Virginia USA 2013 Crowning Moment:
Sarah Echelberger (T12 VA USA 12), Melissa Lamp, Hannah McComas, Megan Otte, Sarah Thorne (T10 12, T10 WV TUSA 10, T12 WV TUSA 08, T15 WV TUSA 07, 2RU WV TUSA 06)
Congeniality: Kelly Horton
Photogenic: Chelsea Welch
At the same event, Haley Holloway was crowned Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2013 and will compete in Miss Teen USA 2013.
Photo courtesy of Edwin Shaw Photography.
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