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Miss Indiana Teen USA 2013 and Miss Indiana USA 2013 selected

Fort Wayne woman named Miss Indiana USA

Carmel, IN – On Sunday, October 14, 2012, Darrian Arch of Chesterton was named MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® 2013 & Emily Hart of Fort Wayne was named MISS INDIANA USA® 2013. They were crowned at the conclusion of the two-day MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® & MISS INDIANA USA® Pageant, which was held at the Renaissance North Hotel in Carmel, IN.


Darrian Arch is the 5’7 brown-eyed daughter of Dr. Joseph and Dawn Arch of Chesterton, Indiana. She is a 17 year-old senior student at Chesterton High School. She hopes to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree from Butler University. Her career goal includes becoming a Surgical Physician Assistant. She believes her strongest talent is her ability to make people laugh. Darrian’s favorite hobbies include cheerleading, gymnastics, swimming, baking, traveling and reading. Her favorite activities include acting, volunteering and Spanish Club. She describes herself as intelligent, motivated and personable.

Crowned by Mackenzie Surber, MISS INDIANA TEEN USA® 2012, Darrian will represent Indiana at the MISS TEEN USA 2013 Pageant.

The remainder of the “Top 5” included: First Runner-up Madison Boldry of Kokomo, Second Runner-up Zoe Parker of Fort Wayne, Third Runner-up Mariah Scott of Dupont and Fourth Runner-up Toree Brown of Garrett.

The Semi-finalists were: Ashley Lutes of Nashville, Amelia Henderson of Atlanta, Haley Coffey of Waldron, Toni Pringley of Bloomington, and Kailey Harmon of Zionsville.

Mariah Scott was named Miss Photogenic and Khyla Shepherd of Indianapolis was voted Miss Congeniality.


Emily Hart is the 5’8 brown-eyed daughter of Dennis and Louise Hart of Fort Wayne, Indiana. Emily is a graduate of Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne. By using her Bachelors degree of Interior Design, Emily hopes to open one of the most successful wineries in Indiana. Emily says her strongest talent is persistence. Her favorite hobbies include trying unique foods, shopping for bargains, drawing, painting and sewing. Emily is proud to serve on a non-profit organization “Our Turn to Serve,” which assists disabled veterans by accommodating their homes to their specific disability. She describes herself as approachable, amicable and ambitious.

Crowned by Megan Myrehn, MISS INDIANA USA® 2012, Emily will represent Indiana in the MISS USA® 2013 Pageant, which will be televised on the NBC television network.

The remainder of the “Top 5” included: First Runner-up Morgan Abel of North Vernon, Second Runner-up Nicole Pollard of Indianapolis, Third Runner-up Destiny Dever of English and Fourth Runner-up Rohma Siddiqui of Fort Wayne.

The Semi-finalists were: Mekayla Diehl of Bristol, Andrea Beaver of Nobelsville, Ami Kirollos of Bloomington, Sylvia Crowder of Cayuga and Emily Ball of Indianapolis.

Destiny Dever was named Miss Photogenic and Kayla Blondin of Evansville was voted Miss Congeniality.

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