2024 Miss Oregon Contestants

 

Amulya Chava

Amulya Chava

KLAMATH FALLS

Amulya, 21, is an aspiring civil rights attorney and has volunteered for non-profit organizations such as Bet Tzedek where she helps low-income families find affordable legal assistance. Amulya is working as a legal intern while preparing for law school and is also the published author of the book Soar in which she writes about the importance of self-acceptance. In her free time, Amulya loves spending her time outdoors, enjoying the luscious green landscape of Oregon.

Ana Gonzalez

Ana Gonzalez

MARION COUNTY

Ana Gonzalez is from Salem and has a degree in International Business. She is currently a co-presenter of the TV program El Sol Mañanero in Univision Portland and the Director of a Marketing agency where she focusses on helping Latino owned businesses. She supports multiple non-profits like Global Empowerment Mission and A Dogs New Life. In her free time Ana enjoys hiking, reading, trying new restaurants with friends, and playing board games with her family.

Brianna Blanchfill

Brianna Blanchfill

MONMOUTH

Brianna is a nationally acclaimed singer/songwriter who travels the country inspiring a message of hope. She is a teaching partner for Life School in the areas of health and purpose. She has a music entertainment business which includes performing in retirement homes, rehabilitation centers, and memory care facilities. With a passion for the geriatric community, Brianna hosts “Hope Nights” which aim to engage a multigenerational community for the purpose of connection and mentorship.

Eliana (Ellie) Skirving

Eliana (Ellie) Skirving

WOODBURN

As a professional model, country music artist, and songwriter, Eliana Skirving, 22, has performed on stage alongside several Grammy award-winning Nashville artists. She loves collaborating with other industry songwriters. Eliana is also a published author who shares her difficult journey beginning with childhood trauma, learning to develop self-worth, and achieving giant goals by leaning into her faith and family. Eliana uses her music to reach and empower youth to believe they can accomplish their dreams.

Gabriella Conklin

Gabriella Conklin

CANNON BEACH

Gabriella Conklin is a free spirit who loves to use her voice to help people. Before turning 17, Gabriella spent most of her childhood in foster care. Now she uses her experience to speak out on behalf of foster children. She loves to bake and exercise. Gabriella believes that beauty comes from inside and is what truly makes you shine on the outside. She believes you can achieve anything you put your mind to.

Juliana Yip-Ono

Juliana Yip-Ono

BEAVERTON

Juliana is a designer, model, and advocate for mind and body wellness. Diagnosed with Rosacea and Psoriasis at 11, she discovered the profound impact of stress on her physical wellbeing. Believing in #baringitall to foster community and healing, Juliana shares her story openly on social media. Between her campaign and involvement in the pageant, she hopes to empower her community by championing the integration of mental and physical wellbeing, promoting authenticity, resilience and inclusive representation.

Katherine Nguyen

Katherine Nguyen

Aloha
Kristina Tarankov

Kristina Tarankov

CLACKAMAS COUNTY

Kristina is a first generation Russian and Ukrainian, speaking three languages and learning a fourth. After losing her brother to lung cancer, she made it her mission to step out of her comfort zone, and to try the challenging. At sixteen Kristina became a full-time college student and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture. Currently she is working as a nanny teaching Russian as a second language while designing her dream house.

Marneet Lewis

Marneet Lewis

PORTLAND METRO

This Oregon native is a four-time award winning youth volunteer. Lewis served as a Capital Hill Congressional Intern for Senator Edward Kennedy. Dyslexic, she earned her Master’s Degree and Teaching English Certification. This multi-ethnic world citizen studied nine years of Japanese. She’s an essential worker Flight Attendant/Inflight Recruiter. Volunteering 20 years and counting with Oregon Food Bank. She mentors to Juneteenth Oregon and donates to non-profits. A percussionist, Lewis enjoys hiking and collects vintage jewelry.

Melissa Timora

Melissa Timora

GRESHAM

Melissa is an entrepreneur and CEO of her e-commerce company and clinical analyst for a healthcare company. With a Bachelor’s in Biology and post-baccalaureate studies in Business Entrepreneurship and Psychology, she also served as a senator for Student and Multicultural affairs, advocating for diversity and education. During the pandemic, Melissa was a front-line healthcare worker in the emergency department. This model endeavors to use her skillsets to advance her family’s nonprofit organizations and philanthropic activities.

Raquel Hays

Raquel Hays

VENETA

Raquel is a nurse, mentor, and founder of two instagram hashtag movements. As an emergency nurse during the COVID pandemic, Raquel cared for patients in Oregon, Washington, and Massachusetts. At the end of 4 years in critical care, Raquel decided to do a switch into cancer research nursing. When she isn’t with patients, Raquel spends her time producing content for her two hashtag movements #ResearchFightsCancer and #EducationFueledByDaydreams along with planning for a future non-profit.

Shayla Montgomery

Shayla Montgomery

PORTLAND

Shayla earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and works as a Neonatal ICU nurse at a level one trauma center in Portland. Giving back to her community for the last ten years as a Girls Inc. mentor, she advocates for female leadership as a national alumni member. Her passion for uplifting women has driven her ambition of becoming a Women’s Health Doctor of Nursing Practice to provide low-cost services to women in need.

Taisyn Crutchfield

Taisyn Crutchfield

EUGENE

This police officer and track & field coach has earned her Master’s degree in Criminology, Law, and Society from the University of California Irvine. While in school, Taisyn participated on the track team where she earned a scholarship. When not patrolling, Taisyn travels to train many athletes that participate in track and field. Taisyn’s love for track began at Tracktown USA(Hayward Field) which is home to many track and field athletes across the world.