2020 Fab 40: Dexonna Talbot

Dexonna Talbot, Miss Utah Age 20 • Spanish Fork • Capricorn While her friends know her as Dexonna (pronounced Dijion-a), the rest of the state knows her as Miss Utah. Since she was eight, Dexonna has devoted herself to service, ballet and “Pageant-Land” as she calls it. Young Dexonna was dazzled by pageant participants’ beauty, […]

Utah-Tube: Miss Utah judges take to the stage to perform ‘Wicked’ song

Two Miss Utah judges took a break from judging the competition to sing “For Good” from the Broadway musical “Wicked” during the third day of the preliminary competition on June 16. “We just wanted to dedicate this tonight to the girls competing and for all their hard work and hopefully the friendships that they’ve made […]

ICYMI: BYU senior crowned as Miss Utah; Lehi man dies after falling in Bell Canyon

In case you took a break from the news this weekend, here are the weekend’s top local news stories. JessiKate Riley wins Miss Utah 2017 JessiKate Riley, a violin performance major at BYU, was crowned Miss Utah 2017 at the Miss Utah Pageant Saturday. Riley received at $10,000 scholarship and new car. She will compete in the […]

Miss Utah contestants show off their shoes, kick off Miss Utah week in style

Fifty women from all over the state of Utah will compete for the title of Miss Utah this week. While the contestants checked the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake on Monday for the week of competitions, they spent their first night in Provo, Utah showing off their kicks in the annual Show Me Your Shoes Parade at the […]

How I Earned the Miss Utah Crown

Win, lose, win, lose, win, win. Throw in a strict workout regimen and a haircut, and you’ve got a peek into Lauren Wilson’s jeweled journey to being crowned Miss Utah 2016. She competed for the title three years in a row and finally found her formula for success: confidence, consistency, persistence … and an Oreo […]