Gretchen Reece was crowned the title of Miss Indiana USA 2015 at the conclusion of the state pageant held on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Renaissance Indianapolis North Hotel. She will represent the state of Indiana at the Miss USA 2015 pageant, competing for the right to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
Gretchen Reece wins Miss Indiana USA 2015 and will compete in the Miss USA 2015 pageant. Photo courtesy of pageantimages.com
Gretchen of North Vernon is 23 years old and stands 5’8″. She is a graduate of Jennings County High School and Butler University. Gretchen is a motivational speaker in schools for Preventing Destructive Decisions and is the Vice President of Students Against Destructive Decisions. She is also a member of the National Speech/Language/Hearing Association and the Director of the Music at Epsilon Beta Chapter of Alpha Phi. She enjoys showing horses, fitness and wellness, spending time with friends and family, and reading historical non-fiction. As a career-oriented woman her dream is to work in a pediatric healthcare facility as a speech-language pathologist specializing in fluency disorders. She wants to balance a career with the comfort and support of a family, and continue to be involved in pageants as a volunteer. Gretchen describes herself as charismatic, passionate, and ambitious.
Newly crowned Miss Indiana USA 2015 Gretchen Reece (C) and her runners-up. Photo courtesy of pageantimages.com
The first runner-up was Alexis Ginn, who was the second runner-up in Miss Indiana USA 2014;
The second runner-up was Morgan Abel, former Miss Indiana Teen USA 2008 who returned to the top five after making the top ten last year;
The third runner-up was Destiny Dever, the last year’s first runner-up and who has now made top five three times in a row in Indiana, following two top five placements in Kentucky. Destiny also won the Photogenic award for the third consecutive year;
The fourth runner-up was Brittany Winchester, a newcomer.
The semi-finalists were completed with Autumn Cole, Kaiti Cooper, Katrina Giannini, McKenzie Shevlot.
– Miss Congeniality: Shelby Anderson.
– Miss Photogenic: Destiny Dever.
At the same event, Kassidy Tharp was crowned Miss Indiana Teen USA 2015 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2015 pageant. Her court includes the first runner-up Alexandra Dallas, the second runner-up Anna Garry, the third runner-up Molly Gilles and the fourth runner-up Lauren Boswell.