Dorenkamp is originally from Lamar, Colorado. Growing up, she attended Lamar High School where she split her time between academics, sports and helping on her family’s ranch.
After graduating from high school, Dorenkamp attended Lamar Community College located in Lamar, Colorado. While there, she maintained a nearly perfect GPA and was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in 2012.
Dorenkamp moved from the small town of Lamar, Colorado to Denver, Colorado to further her education. She was accepted to Johnson and Wales University located in the capital city where she pursued her Bachelor degree in Hospitality Management. Before graduating in 2014, Dorenkamp was a member of Johnson and Wales Hospitality Professionals and the National Association of Catering and Events. She also volunteered with the Ronald McDonald House and PJ Party.
After graduation, Dorenkamp began her journey on the Miss USA stage. She entered the 2015 Miss Colorado USA Pageant. On her first try at the title, Dorenkamp was named a Top 15 semi-finalist.
Encouraged by her strong performance, Dorenkamp returned to compete in the 2016 Miss Colorado USA Pageant. She was again named to the Top 15 and walked away placing as a semi-finalist.
Dorenkamp returned to the Miss Colorado USA stage for a third time in 2017. She was again named a semi-finalist and called to the Top 15 but did not crack the Top 5.
After three years of being named a semi-finalist, Dorenkamp took a year off from competing. She returned to compete for her dream title at the 2019 Miss Colorado USA Pageant. Her persistence and determination paid off. On October 28, 2018, Dorenkamp was crowned Miss Colorado USA 2019 at the Union Colony Civic Center located in Greenly, Colorado.
Dorenkamp will go on to compete for the title of Miss USA 2019.
Marketing and Brand Developer at PRQ Exteriors and Instructor at Pure Barre
Which School Did Madison Dorenkamp Attend?
Lamar Community College and Johnson and Wales University
FUN FACTS about Madison Dorenkamp
She created her own blog which she aspires to turn into a full-time career, brand and video series. She studied abroad in college. She enjoys horseback riding. At the age of 13, her childhood home was destroyed in a tornado.