• Pittsburgh natives take home crowns in Miss Pennsylvania USA pageants


    The winners of the 2018 Miss Pennsylvania USA and Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA were announced Sunday – and they are both Pittsburgh natives. 

    Olivia Suchko, 21, of Belle Vernon, was crowned the winner of the Miss Pennsylvania pageant, while Kailey Grill, 18, of Mars, was crowned as the teen champion. 

    Both pageants were held in Pittsburgh this weekend and concluded Sunday afternoon. 


    "I am overwhelmingly proud of what winning the crown signifies, and am excited for every step of this incredible journey and year ahead,” said Suchko. 

    Contestants were judged in three categories: personal interview, swimsuit (Miss) or activewear (Teen), and evening gown. 

    Grill, the teen pageant winner, said it was a tremendous honor to win. "As a titleholder, I am thrilled at the chance to showcase everything that living in Pennsylvania means to me, and I pledge to continue to make our state proud," Grill said. 

    Both Suchko and Grill now will go on to represent the state of Pennsylvania in the next round of competitions for the nationally televised Miss USA pageants. 



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