Narine Ishhanov is the reigning Miss Utah USA 2018 and will be representing her home state at the upcoming Miss USA pageant. The 24-year-old Salt Lake City native succeeded 2017 winner Baylee Jensen, who was the daughter of Miss USA 1989 Gretchen Polhemus. Ishhanov is a first-generation American citizen.
Ishhanov is currently the CEO of a national trucking transportation company and is hoping to become a successful Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Away from pageants, Narine serves as an ambassador of STEM Action Center in Utah, which “provides children K-12 with unique opportunities and exposes them to the different realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.”
Miss USA takes place Monday, May 21 at Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. The pageant will air live on FOX. The Miss Universe pageant will take place at a yet-to-be-determined date.