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From the Dance Team to Criminal Justice Classes, Meet Five Miss COED 2017 Contestants

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After months of scouring the country for the smartest, coolest, all-around most awesome college girls, we’re finally unveiling our Miss COED 2017 contestants. Today, you’ll meet five girls repping schools from across the nation, each from different backgrounds, with different majors and aspirations. From University of Southern Illinois to Louisiana State University, meet the next five contestants of the Miss COED 2017 competition.

Check back every day to meet five new university representatives until voting starts October 12. Which school are you rooting for?

Think you have what it takes to rep your school?
Submit to be part of the Miss COED 2017 competition today!


McKenna Wellborn, Appalachian State University 
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“At school, you can find me beginning my third year on the App State Elite Dance Team. This is my biggest commitment outside of schoolwork. We perform at all football games, basketball games, and wrestling matches. I am also involved in the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association (NSSHLA) club, and I also hold the secretary position for the Appvocates club.”

See McKenna Wellborn’s full profile here.


Diamond Haynes, Louisiana State University
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“I major in Mass Communication with a concentration in Public Relations and a minor in Business. My future career is being a publicist and manager so I need to know the ins and outs of everything!”

See Diamond Haynes’ full profile here


Yainslie Calhoun, University of Nevada – Reno
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“If I could change one thing about the world it would be the way humans interact with one another. It saddens me that we can’t take care of each other, a man-eat-man world is harmful to our species and I believe we would benefit by coming together as a whole instead of only looking out for oneself and their immediate family.”

See Yainslie Calhoun’s full profile here.


Morgan Ross, University of Akron 
Morgan Ross Photos“I major in Political Science with a focus in Criminal Justice. Someday I hope to become a criminal profiler for the government!”

See Morgan Ross’ full profile here. 


Gillian Reed, University of Southern Indiana
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“If I had 24 hours left to live, I would definitely tell every person exactly how I feel about them and then probably take the next flight to California and drive through as many cities as I could.”

See Gillian Reed’s full profile here. 

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