Teale Murdock Brown was born in Los Angeles California and began her life in the west, before relocating with her family to the south for nearly a decade. She was bit by the beauty pageant bug at the age of 15 when she won her first county title in southeast Texas and competed in many beauty and scholarship pageants throughout the state including Miss Texas Teen USA and National American Miss. During her senior year of high school, Teale found herself back in the west following a family move and continued to adamantly pursue pageant life in Salt Lake City, Utah, falling in love with western culture and its people. After competing for the title of Miss Utah USA for eight years placing in the top 5, seven times including being called as first runner-up twice, she reached one of her most desired lifelong goals finally winning her Utah state title and the opportunity to compete at Miss USA in the summer of 2016. Throughout her year, she worked with the nonprofit organizations Best Buddies of America, Best Friends Animal Society, and the American Heart Association. She also appeared and hosted events at the world renowned annual Sundance Film Festival in Park Cuty in addition to many other events throughout Utah.
Teale has been a student of communications and theatre at Weber State University and has always enjoyed working full time finding her talents in sales, and dentistry. She started modeling at the age of 18 and has continued her time in front of the camera in commercial ad’s, fashion, spokesmodeling, movies, and has even been featured as title characters for award winning authors on the cover of multiple best selling novel series. Teale has continued modeling in addition to her work in the medical field and to develop her talents in entertainment and public relations. She and her husband Justin are expanding their joys as a family with their beautiful two year old aenjoys traveling, wake surfing, yoga, and spending important time with her friends and family.
Maddie Jonely was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah and recently graduated with her BS in Criminal Justice from Weber State University. She is currently working as a domestic violence Victim Advocate at a domestic violence shelter. She hopes to be working in her desired field as a Crime Scene Investigator soon. She loves traveling and working for brands like Monster Energy and Reign Body Fuel. Maddie also works closely with the One love Foundation as a relationship abuse advocate and shares her personal relationship story as a way of inspiring and assisting others in recognizing the signs of an unhealthy relationship.
Angelia Layton is former Miss Utah Teen USA 2010, 3rd runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2010, and Miss Utah USA 2014. In 2012 Angie competed on CBS reality TV show Survivor Philippines, season 25. In 2016 Angie graduated from the Art Institute of Salt Lake City on a full ride scholarship, with a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Retail Management. Angie is the founder and owner of Angelia Cosmetics that launched in 2018. She is married to her best friend, and has three beautiful children. Ledger who is 6 years old, and Leighton & Banks who were born 11 months apart in 2021 & 2022. Being a mother is above all, her greatest blessing.
Ayzjiahana Wood, is a proud Filipina and African American woman who was crowned Miss Teen Volunteer America 2023! She is a 17-year-old graduate from Clearfield High School with dual enrollment for advanced classes in the medical field from Weber State University. Ayzjiahna is a proud volunteer of the National Humane Society, and has served as Chapter Officer of HOSA Future Health Professionals of America. She was named to the National Technical Honor Society, and was also awarded the Outstanding Achievement Award in the Nurse Assistant Program from Davis Technical College. She also is a former Miss Utah Teen USA placing 4th at. Miss Teen USA and winning best in costume in 2021. As the NEW Miss Teen Volunteer America, Ayzjiahna is excited to spread her S.E.R.V.E. Initiative of “Representation Matters—Creating a Culture of Inclusion” on a national level so she can inspire even more young women like herself
Bill Alverson is an attorney from Andalusia, AL where he practices law with his son William and lives with his husband Doug. Bill is a graduate of Auburn University and the University of Alabama School of Law having over 30 years experience as a litigator. Bill is most known for his two tv projects – 1. Coach Charming, a reality show that was on TLC. He was the producer and start and 2. Insatiable on Netflix, which Bill produced. Insatiable is inspired and based upon him – small town lawyer who is a pageant coach. Bill also had fun doing cameos each season. Recently he has launched two successful TikToks, Coach Charming and Coach Charming Speaks where he gives us unsolicited advice. He has coached 4 Miss USA’s and tonight might be judging the next Miss USA.
Kara Hall was born and raised in Norman, Oklahoma and currently resides in Oklahoma City with her husband Brian and shihtzu Arnold. Kara is the mom of 3 and just became an empty nester with her youngest just graduating and going off to college. Kara’s main job is running pageant production for her mother Sherri Hill, but she also works styling celebrities for red carpets and doing styling on television and movies. You have probably seen her work on celebrities like Bella Thorne, Victoria Justice, Olivia Holt, Madison Pettis, Ariana Grande, and numerous others along with shows like Insatiable, Die Hart, Monarch, and Shake it Up. In her spare time Kara works with many local charities and sits on the board at OETA which is the most watched PSB station in the country. Kara also enjoys gardening, cooking, making tiktoks, and traveling.
A former Miss Utah USA 2018, after competing for six consecutive years, was the first Armenian to walk the Miss USA stage in history. She and her family immigrated to the United States in 2004 from Turkmenistan, and after winning the title, she was on the national news in Turkmenistan and Armenia, showing pride to represent the two countries for the first time ever on the Miss USA stage. She recently became a mom to a beautiful baby boy, Ari, while in her third year of dental school. She will be graduating from Roseman University School of Dentistry in less than a year and hopes to practice cosmetic dentistry right here in the State of Utah. Between becoming a Doctor of Dental Medicine, running a family business, and spending time with her family, she very much loves to go on dental missions yearly to different countries to provide oral health care to those in need.
John Charles Watson has been a part of the Miss Hawaii USA and Miss Hawaii teen USA Pageant for 19 years serving in a variety of capacities. He has also served as a judge for several state and national pageants. This semi-retired Honolulu barista has been a life-long avid collector of vintage Hawaiian vinyl records with a collection of over 2,600 albums. He created and runs an online radio station featuring music from his collection called “Hawaiian Hi-Fi”.