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Rachel Slawson


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Rachel Slawson began competing with the Miss Utah USA Organization in 2014, where she went unplaced at the Miss Utah USA 2014 pageant.

She returned to the stage again in 2015, where she competed for Miss Utah USA 2015 and once again went unplaced in the competition.

More determined than ever, she returned to the Miss Utah USA 2017 pageant, where she placed as a semi-finalist. In 2018, Slawson went on to compete in the Miss California USA 2018 pageant. She ultimately went unplaced at this pageant.

In 2019, she returned once again to the Miss Utah USA stage to compete for the title of Miss Utah USA 2019. She placed as a semi-finalist. Returning once again in 2020, Rachel Slawson made her dreams come true and took home the title of Miss Utah USA 2020. She will go on to represent Utah on the national Miss USA 2020 stage.

To hear more about the life of Rachel Slawson and her journey to becoming Miss Utah USA 2020 listen to this podcast:

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What is the Occupation of Rachel Slawson

Artist, actress, comedian, international flight attendant and a mental health advocate and speaker.

FUN FACTS about Rachel Slawson

Rachel Slawson is the first openly bisexual contestant to compete at Miss USA.

In the Media

Miss Utah 2020 Rachel Slawson on Being the First Openly Bisexual Miss USA Competitor

30 January 2020 https://www.teenvogue.com/story/miss-utah-2020-rachel-slawson

As the first queer woman to compete in Miss USA, let me tell you what pageantry means in 2020

30 January 2020 https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/miss-usa-utah-2020-pageant-rachel-slawson-queer-bisexual-a9308221.html

Miss Utah Runs as First Bisexual Miss USA Contestant

30 January 2020 https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/miss-utah-runs-as-first-bisexual-miss-usa-contestant.html

Miss Utah will make history as the first openly bisexual woman to compete in the Miss USA pageant

30 January 2020 https://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-7925943/Miss-Utah-make-history-openly-bisexual-woman-compete-Miss-USA-pageant.html

Rachel Slawson is the first openly bisexual contestant competing for Miss USA

30 January 2020 https://sports.yahoo.com/rachel-slawson-first-openly-bisexual-200926816.html