2021 Miss Idaho USA Contestants
Abigail Sulfridge is a 19-year-old from Boise Idaho. She is a caregiver with Red Fox Home Care and is going to college to be an elementary school teacher. She passionately speaks about mental health and domestic violence in her TikToks and in the books she is currently working on. She loves to dance. She believes that this experience will help her greatly with her self-confidence and her people skills.
As an exercise science graduate from Brigham Young University, Abbie is looking forward to pursuing a master’s degree as an occupational health and safety engineer. For the past seven years she has dedicated her time and energy to “Be Smart, Don’t Start” a drug prevention and awareness program. Abbie has performed on many national stages as a professional dancer and considers performing with the Radio City Rockettes as one of her many highlights.
Alexis is a firm believer that with relentless passion, good morals, and a strong work ethic, success is within reach. At just 23 years old, Alexis is a multi ECommerce business owner, Influencer, 4.0 business student, and Billboard charting artist. Alexis dreams of building a pathway and network for other young female entrepreneurs.
From the antique deserts of Kenya to the green pastures of Boise, Idaho; goals & ambition are the opportunities laid before Amina, 20 years old, by the perseverance of her parents. She provides care for the elderly. She carries a fiery passion for fashion, creativity, modeling, and the arts. From a young age she has been tearing apart the silhouettes and color pallets of the old to make room for the fashions of the future.
Originally from Hermann, Missouri, Bobbijo is a junior at Idaho State University majoring in business and minoring in cosmetology. She is an active member on ISU’s competitive cheerleading squad. In her free time she enjoys singing, traveling, and visiting her family. After graduation, Bobbijo plans to be a traveling cosmetologist to support her mission of helping others find confidence in themselves.”
Grace, 18, has family roots in Idaho Falls and Boise – and is currently living in Rexburg where she is a Sophomore at BYU Idaho. An avid reader and model, she is majoring in Business Management with an emphasis in Marketing. She graduated early from high school after studying abroad as an exchange student in Germany. After overcoming mental health challenges as a youth, Grace seeks to be an advocate for youth struggling with mental health.
Representing Twin Falls, Hannah is a 6th Geography teacher who enjoys theology, history, and reading. She’s studied abroad and traveled the world on scholarship. Hannah has a heart for politics and people, which is why she is pursuing a Master’s in Public Administration. Committed to bettering as many lives as she can, Hannah volunteers for various youth programs, and the local pregnancy crisis center where she educates both young men and women about proper childcare.
Hannah, 26, is a Boise native and Management Consultant, working primarily with nonprofit clients. She obtained a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia and plans to continue her education by obtaining an MBA before starting her own company. In her free time, she serves on the Board of her local chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, and enjoys hikes in the foothills, brunch, and lake days with family.
As a member of the Queer community, Hannah (20) hopes to make a positive impact on the LGBTQ+ youth of Idaho and be the voice for those who can’t speak up for themselves.
She also is an advocate for eating disorder recovery. She is using her story to show that recovery is possible and there is more to life then outer beauty, to break the stereotypes and be yourself unapologetically because everyone is perfectly imperfect.
She is the light on a cloudy day; Hayli Gudenau wakes as authentically herself daily. She knows each day is a learning curve and never stops trying to obtain knowledge from others. Hayli is pursuing a Business and Marketing degree, planning to use her love of clothing to start her own business. By using her trials and triumphs to be a good role model for others, she is always practicing being her best self.
Jackie, 23, is a graduate from Boise State University with a Bachelors Degree in health science. She plans on pursuing a career in dental hygiene with a goal of implementing affordable and effective dental care. She currently manages a dental office promoting oral hygiene and helping her patients achieve the smile of their dreams. In her free time, she enjoys golfing and making blankets for the pediatric floor at St. Luke’s in Boise.
As a published scientist, Jordana amplifies the voices of underserved populations to improve their policies and programs through inclusive research. She was selected by the IF/THEN® ambassador program to serve as a Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) role model. Jordana challenges society’s perception of scientists through her initiative “Shattering STEM Stereotypes.” Her work has been featured on the social media accounts of Seventeen Magazine, CBS’s Mission Unstoppable, and in science centers across the country.
Kaela is a native of northern Idaho who is currently working on transitioning into a Discipleship Training School through Youth With A Mission (YWAM), where the goal is spreading the gospel and building personal relationships with Jesus Christ. In the Fall of 2022, Kaels plans to attend a four year university to study political science. She is passionate about spreading the message of natural beauty and encouraging young people to be more involved in politics.
Lauren, 21, is a senior at the University of Idaho and will be graduating with a B.S. in microbiology and a minor in Spanish. She plans on going to medical school after to be on the pediatric pathway. For the past three years, she has been devoted to being involved in the women in science society and will be the president for the 2021-22 year. She loves walking her dog Luna, the outdoors and traveling.
Serving as a Congressional Fellow in Washington, D.C., Lyssa credits her passion for advocacy to growing up in a law enforcement family. As a survivor of sexual assault, Lyssa raises awareness about relationship health, and volunteers as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children. Lyssa is a former two-term Senator for her university’s student government and now works to empower young women in politics. Lyssa previously represented her hometown in its sister city.
Born and raised in the state of Idaho, Martha Smith is a licensed REALTOR® and currently attending the University of Idaho as an economics major. She later plans to attend law school to practice real estate law. In Martha’s free time, she enjoys running, hiking, and building her business. She is an innate leader and looks forward to a long career of serving the state of Idaho.
Sarah Archer is studying as a student pharmacist at Idaho State University. She is a member of Phi Delta Chi and volunteers at vaccine clinics. When not in school or the pharmacy she practices Irish dancing. Having three younger sisters she has always seeked to encourage them. Sarah’s sisters inspired her to join GenerarionRX where she educates the younger generation on medication safety.
Sarah is 26 years old and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre and Master’s degree in Public Administration, which she hopes to use to improve environmental and A.D.A. policies. Her platform, “It’s Elementary!”, focuses on educating elementary school students on environmental issues and ways they can make sustainable changes in their lives. She loves all things artistic and wants to create opportunities for individuals with disabilities to get more involved in the arts as well.
A medical student at the University of Washington School of Medicine (University of Idaho campus), Sierra holds an MS in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins University and a BA in Psychology from Bryn Mawr College. Her love of community service began at age 10, and since then, she has dedicated over 1700 hours to various initiatives from childhood hunger to educational rights. Currently, Sierra is writing and illustrating a children’s book titled “Snotty is Naughty.”
Sophia was adopted from Haiti. She grew up in a small town without a lot of diversity and was bullied for being different. While on her fitness journey, Sophia has gained an appreciation for self-love. If Sophia wins, she hopes to use her platform to raise awareness for depression and anxiety in youth. By being a voice for the people and letting them know that they are not alone, everyone can overcome any challenges!