Grace Lynn Keller - Miss Iowa 2021

Grace is a graduate of the University of Iowa and holds a degree in Journalism & Mass Communication. Her mission as Miss Iowa is to promote literacy in Grades K-3.Read More …

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Meet Miss Iowa

Hometown: Island Lake, Illinois


Education: University of Iowa 2021 Graduate, Bachelor of Arts in Journalism & Mass Communication

Social Impact Initiative:
 Read to Succeed: Promoting Literacy in Grades K-3

Scholastic/Career Ambition:
 Executive of podcast production company

Scholastic Honors:
University of Iowa's Dean’s List; Iowa Old Gold Scholar

Leadership Roles: Chi Omega Fraternity- Formal Chair; University of Iowa- Orientation Leader, Member of UI Student Advancement Network; Wauconda High School-Vice President of Varsity Club, National Honor Society, 4-Year Varsity Athlete

Vice President of Executive Podcast Solutions 2020-2021; Dorothy Moeller Writing Prize Recipient; Featured on Women's Leadership Podcast in 2020 and 2021

Interesting Facts: I have a twin brother named Eric; I write, host, and produce my own podcast; I'm working on writing a novel

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♦  Miss Iowa Competition - Preliminary Night Scoring:

    35% Private Interview
    15% On-stage Interview/Social Impact Pitch
    35% Talent
    15% Red Carpet (Evening Wear)
♦  Miss Iowa Competition - Final Night Scoring:

    40% Composite Score
    10% On-stage Interview
    35% Talent
    15% Red Carpet (Evening Wear)
    Final Conversation/Final Ballot for Top 5
♦  Each contestant must have a Platform that has relevance in her community or society at large and about which she deeply cares.
♦  A Miss Iowa contestant must be between the ages of 18 and 25 years old.
♦  Miss Iowa wins $10,000+ in cash scholarships!
♦  Email for more information on how YOU can compete today!

Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen


Maggie Leach, Miss Cedar Valley's Outstanding Teen, won the title of Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen 2021.

Maggie attends Pella High School in Pella, Iowa.

Maggie's Platform is Lighten the Load for Families in Poverty. As part of her platform, Maggie expanded "Operation Share the Load" to help impoverished families afford the laundromat.  

Would you like to book Maggie to speak or perform at your event?


What is the Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen competition like?

♦  Interview for 25% of the total points.
♦  Talent
accounts for 30%.
♦  Lifestyle and Fitness
accounts for 10%.
♦  Evening Wear
accounts for 15%.
♦  On-Stage Question accounts for 20%
♦  Each contestant must have a Platform that has relevance in her community or society at large and about which she deeply cares.
♦  A Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen contestant must be between the ages of 13 and 17 years old.
♦  Email for more information on how YOU can compete today!
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