Miss Jacksonville USA & 

Miss Jacksonville Teen USA

March 08, 2016


The Road To Hollywood ventured North on a beautiful Sunday afternoon as for the 18th consecutive year we visited Duval County for the Miss Jacksonville USA & Miss Jacksonville Teen USA Pageants. Our oldest and most traditional stop in the Sunshine State took place for at the Adam Herbert University Center on the campus of the University of North Florida. Hosted by Miss Jacksonville USA 2016 Taylor Wimbush and Miss Duval County USA 2016 Gabriella Lopez with assistance from Miss Jacksonville Teen USA 2016 Joy Mayfield as the boisterous audience was ready to get the pageant started!


The show began with an opening number featuring the Miss Jacksonville Teen USA delegate in there blue dresses followed by the Miss Jacksonville USA delegates in there red dresses. The traditional competitions onstage began with the Interview Competition with onstage speeches and blind draw questions. The fun continued with one or two-piece Swimwear then Evening Gowns of the delegates choosing completed the pageant.  


Then it was time for the superlative awards as Miss Amity was presented to Retrena Waters and Miss Photogenic was awarded to Leighton Baruch. Then it was time for The Miss Jacksonville Teen USA results to head to center stage for the announcements:

Miss Jacksonville Teen USA 2017 is Laxi Packco!


Then it was time to announce the Miss Jacksonville U Kendall Clemenz   

SA results:

1st Runner Up is Maya Lundquist     

The New Miss Jacksonville USA 2017 is Whitney Moore!


Once again another great visit to the First Coast as we completed our 16th annual championships of the nine-oh-four. Thanks to supper volunteers Kevin and Cammie Sanders and our hardworking volunteers ran an exceptional pageant! Also a big congratulation’s goes to Ms. Moore and Ms. Packo on their victories and entry to state in Hollywood! Up next is our first Tripleheader weekend as we visit Lakeland, Naples and The Florida Keys on “The Road to State!”            





The cast of Miss Jacksonville USA in their opening attire






Alexandra Morneau during the onstage introductions / Kelli Wilson (black); Ms. Baruch (green) and     

Ms. Lundquis (pink) in swimwear of their own choosing






Miss Waters (black), Julianna Herring (pink) and Ms. Moore (white) in their Evening Gowns






Miss Packo and Ms. Moore’s winning moments






Team Jacksonville USA 2016