Talyah Polee was crowned the title of Miss Colorado USA 2015 at the conclusion of the state pageant held on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at the Union Colony Civic Center in Greeley. She will represent the state of Colorado at the Miss USA 2015 pageant, competing for the right to represent the United States at Miss Universe 2015 pageant.
Talyah Polee wins Miss Colorado USA 2015 and will compete in the Miss USA 2015 pageant. Photo courtesy of Miss Colorado USA Organization.
Talyah, 26, of Denver, Colorado is a beauty pageant veteran. She was semi-finalist in the Miss Nevada USA 2014, the third runner-up at Miss Nevada USA 2013 and a non-finalist at Miss Nevada USA 2012.
Talyah was born and raised in Victoriaville, California. She was a track and field athlete at UNLV and it was during trips to track meets in Colorado that she fell in love with Denver. After finishing her education, she made the move to Colorado where she plans to get her master’s degree.
The first runner-up was Leanna Jenkins, a semi-finalist in Miss Colorado USA 2014;
The second runner-up was Catherine Compton, a newcomer;
The third runner-up was Lexy Kadey, a former Miss Colorado Teen USA;
The fourth runner-up was Sabrina Janssen, a non-finalist in Miss Colorado USA 2014.
The semi-finalists were completed with April Archuleta, Allison Cloud, Madison Dorenkamp, Makayla Fletcher, Kayla Kline, Ariel Leventhal, Shanel Perry, Vivian Reeves, Bersabeh Terefe, and India Zeldes.
Miss Congeniality title went to Dhena Sundaram.
Miss Photogenic title went to Annika Sandberg.
Newly crowned Miss Colorado USA 2015 Talyah Polee (left) and Miss Colorado Teen USA 2015 Taylor Kelly (right). Photo courtesy of Miss Colorado USA Organization.
At the same event, Taylor Kelly was crowned Miss Colorado Teen USA 2015 and will compete in the Miss Teen USA 2015 pageant. Her court includes the first runner-up Michaela Snow, the second runner-up Molly Cowden, the third runner-up Alexis Wynne and the fourth runner-up Danielle Picard.