Miss Montana USA, Kacie West, will head off to Las Vegas soon for the Miss USA pageant. On Thursday, the Kalispell resident stopped by our KCFW studios before she left town.
West, 24, is a 2007 Flathead High School grad and just one of two women to represent Montana in the Miss America and Miss USA pageant. She told us it's been 50 years since a woman from Montana has reached the Miss USA semifinals, a record she hopes to break.
"I'm kind of most nervous and excited about the interview portion of competition," said West. "It's kind of the one area where you can prepare for it but anything can really be asked of you by the judges. So it's kind of unexpected and you have to really be able to convey your personality."
Catch Kacie in the Miss USA pageant, airing on NBC on June 16th. Vote to push her into the semifinals here.