PlainsCraft is proud to celebrate Miss Kansas Teen and Miss Kansas as they compete in the Miss USA pageant this week in Reno, Nev. Miss Kansas Teen has a special tie to PlainsCraft Covered Wagons: she’s the granddaughter of PlainsCraft founders Dennis and Donna Steinman.
Riley was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2023 on June 18. Like her grandparents, she’s a Kansas native who went to school in Eudora, Kan.. While in high school, she was a cheerleader, soccer player, and a member of the National Honor Society. Before graduating from high school, she completed cosmetology school. And today, she works at Moxie by KC, a top salon in the Kansas City area. Riley is a stylist who specializes in textured hair. Her platform is helping moms and young girls embrace their natural hair and make sure they are comfortable with their own natural beauty. Riley will compete for the title of Miss Teen USA 2023 on Friday, Sept. 29.
Riley is competing as part of the larger Miss USA pageant alongside Miss Kansas USA 2023 Haley Berger. Like Riley, Haley was crowned Miss Kansas on June 18. After Haley and Riley’s crowning, we asked them to join us at the PlainsCraft shops for a shoot with our covered wagons.
Haley is currently a student at the University of Kansas. At KU, she is pursuing both a Doctorate of Pharmacy and a Master of Business Administration. She also serves as a pharmacy school ambassador, a member of Kappa Psi, and she has even earned funding as an entrepreneur through Douglas County CORE.
Riley and Haley are competing in the 72nd Miss USA Pageant on Friday, Sept. 29. You can watch the Miss USA Pageant live from 8 to 10 p.m. eastern time. Meanwhile, Miss Teen USA will stream on the CW App and the CW website. Good luck from all of us at PlainsCraft as Riley and Haley represent Kansas on the national stage.
We’re also thrilled to announce that Riley and Haley are planning to attend the ARVC Outdoor Hospitality Conference and Expo in Kansas City Nov. 6-9, 2023. Stay tuned as we share more details about how you can say hello to our Miss Kansans. Come celebrate all they’re doing to empower women and girls everywhere.