Mallory Baumann 

Hometown: New Albany, IN; Year: Senior; Major: Theatre 

Miss Indiana State University, Mallory Baumann said heading into the competition, she’s “nercited,” a combination of nervous and excited, but ready to embark on the journey and grow throughout it. Baumann on why she wanted to enter the contest: “With the organization being an incredible opportunity for a woman to grow and become confident. This organization provides financial stability by giving opportunities to win scholarships to help with our education. I wanted to become the strongest and most confident version of myself.”

Her competition career began in 2019 at the Miss Harvest Homecoming. She may not have left with a crown, but she did walkway with love for the organization and a determination to work towards her moment. Years later, she won Miss Indiana State University out of 18 contestants, one of the biggest local competitions. Since winning Miss ISU, Baumann has been heavily involved across campus by networking with people, emceeing events, and representing the university to a very high standard.

“Having the opportunity to represent the state I grew up in would be rewarding, to say the least. I feel it would be something that would change my life forever while providing financial stability for school and different opportunities to gain confidence, as well as opportunities to help me throughout my entire life,” she added.

Baumann is a member of Chi Omega, the Vice President of Sisterhood for the Panhellenic Association, and Vice President of External Relations and Engagement for State Dance Marathon.