Helena woman crowned Miss Montana 2018

Posted at 8:28 AM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-18 10:28:20-04

GLENDIVE – Laura Haller of Helena was crowned Miss Montana 2018 in Glendive on Saturday night by Miss Montana 2017 Maddie Murray.

The 24-year-old had just returned from being a professional dancer on Viking Ocean Cruises where she traveled and danced in over 30 countries.

Haller won a $5,000 scholarship and advanced to Atlantic City, New Jersey to compete in the Miss American Pageant in September.

The first runner-up was Abigail Helland of Glasgow with Justiss Firemoon of Poplar taking second.

Park City’s Rayna Laakso took home the Most Photogenic award while Bozeman’s Jessica Criss won the Spirit & Leadership award.

All contestants earned at least an $850 scholarship. 

Sidney’s Cammy Heck was crowned Miss Montana Outstanding Teen on Friday night and received a $1,000 scholarship. She will compete in Orlando, Florida from July 21st until July 28th.