Grace Lynn Keller crowned Miss Iowa USA 2023 for Miss USA 2023

26 Jun 2023 | Priya Bhardwaj

Grace Lynn Keller was crowned Miss Iowa USA 2023 on Saturday, 24th June 2023 at the Staplin Performing Arts Center in West Des Moines. Grace succeeds and was crowned by Miss Iowa USA 2022 Randi Estabrook and will now prepare to represent her home state at Miss USA 2023 in Reno, Nevada.

Grace Lynn Keller is a host, writer, and producer with a degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa. Not new to the pageantry, Grace previously won the title of Miss Iowa 2021 and went on to compete in 94th Miss America which was held at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut.


Grace Lynn Keller crowned Miss Iowa USA 2023 for Miss USA 2023


"I am deeply humbled to have been crowned Miss Iowa USA tonight! Much more to come, but tonight I must express my gratitude for everyone that made this weekend possible. Iowa, I am ready to serve you. Y’all - WE’RE GOING TO MISS USA," she quoted as she won Miss Iowa USA.

Also at the finale, McKenzie Kerry of Des Moines was adjudged as the first runner-up while Kaylyn Peel of Polk County, Caitlin Crome of Iowa City, and Hayley Buettell of Morning Sun were adjudged as the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.


Grace Lynn Keller


Along with the Miss, Madeline Erickson of Ankeny was crowned Miss Iowa Teen USA 2023. She will now proceed to represent Iowa at Miss Teen USA 2023. The runners-up included Mackenzie Lorton of Warren County, Sophia Fain of Waterloo, Maja Atajic of Des Moines, and Malinda Voortmann of Clear Lake who were adjudged first, second, third and fourth runners-up respectively.