The 1997 Miss Idaho USA and Miss Idaho Teen USA pageant concluded with Brandi Sherwood winning the title of Miss Idaho USA 1997 and Kimberly Whiting winning the title of Miss Idaho Teen USA 1997. They also won the opportunity to represent Idaho at the 1997 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageant.
Sherwood would go on to place as first runner-up at the 1997 Miss USA pageant. However, three months later, Miss USA 1997, Brook Lee, won the title of Miss Universe. As a result, Sherwood assumed the title of Miss USA 1997. Calley Anne Slagle then assumed the title of Miss Idaho USA 1997.