Helena woman crowned Miss Montana 2018

Posted at 1:37 PM, Jun 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-17 15:37:07-04

Laura Haller of Helena was crowned Miss Montana 2018 in Glendive on Saturday night by Miss Montana 2017 Maddie Murray.

The 24-year-old had just returned from being a professional dancer on Viking Ocean Cruises where she traveled and danced in over 30 countries.

Haller won a $5,000 scholarship and advanced to Atlantic City, New Jersey to compete in the Miss American Pageant in September.

The first runner-up was Abigail Helland of Glasgow with Justiss Firemoon of Poplar taking second.

Park City’s Rayna Laakso took home the Most Photogenic award while Bozeman’s Jessica Criss won the Spirit & Leadership award.

All contestants earned at least an $850 scholarship. 

On Friday night, Sidney’s Cammy Heck was crowned Miss Montana Oustanding Teen. She received a $1,000 scholarship and will compete in Orlando, Florida on July 21-28. 



Scholarship AMT


First runner up

Abigail Helland, Glasgow


MMScholarship P

2nd Runner Up

Justiss Firemoon, Poplar



3rd Runner Up

Jessica Criss, Bozeman


Stockman Bank

4th Runner Up

Julie Theis, Sidney


Sheridan Electric

Most Photogenic

Rayna Laakso, Park City


Bohle Images

Miss Congeniality

Jessica Criss ( 3rd time!) Bozeman


Guns ’N Things

Spirit & Leadership

Jessica Criss, Bozeman


Holden Electric

Childrens Miracle Network Miracle Maker

Savanah Leidholt



Montana’s Choice

Abigail Helland, Glasgow


Montana voters

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