McKenzie Ariana Kerry Crowned Miss Iowa USA 2024 for Miss USA 2024

24 Jun 2024 | Camilla Saurez

McKenzie Ariana Kerry was crowned Miss Iowa USA 2024. The event, held on June 22, 2024, at the Grand River Center in Dubuque, Iowa, saw McKenzie standing out among a group of talented contestants, securing the coveted title.

McKenzie Ariana Kerry, 24, hails from Des Moines, Iowa. Her journey to the crown is a testament to her perseverance and dedication. McKenzie’s passion for pageantry began at a young age, participating in local events and steadily climbing the ranks. Her hard work paid off as she won the title of Miss Des Moines USA earlier this year, earning her a spot in the state competition.



A graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Communications, McKenzie combines beauty with brains. She currently works as a marketing specialist, where her creativity and strategic thinking have earned her accolades. Beyond her professional achievements, McKenzie is deeply involved in community service. She volunteers with several local charities, focusing on education and empowerment for underprivileged children.

Throughout the competition, McKenzie impressed judges with her eloquent responses during the interview segment and her confident strides in the evening gown and swimsuit rounds. Her platform, "Empowerment Through Education," resonated with many, highlighting her commitment to making a difference.



McKenzie’s win marks a significant milestone in her pageantry career. As Miss Iowa USA 2024, she aims to further her advocacy, inspire young women across the state, and prepare for the Miss USA pageant, where she hopes to bring the national crown to Iowa.

Her coronation was met with cheers and applause, a testament to her popularity and the impact she has made in her community. As McKenzie Ariana Kerry embarks on this new journey, she carries the hopes and aspirations of many, ready to represent Iowa on the national stage with pride and grace.