Bardarich will represent Iowa at the Miss USA 2014 Pageant. The precise location and date of the pageant will be announced later.
The winner of the Miss USA Pageant will represent the United States at the 2014 Miss Universe competition. The Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants are owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal. The final nights of both pageants will be broadcast live on the NBC television network.
If Bardarich wins the Miss USA competition, she will become the second Iowa winner to wear the national crown. Previous winner was Miss Iowa USA 1956 Carol Morris, who also went on to win the Miss Universe crown.
Others placing high at the Iowa pageant were 1st Runner-up Jesscia VerSteeg, 2nd Runner-up Alissa Morrison, 3rd Runner-up Gina Melchiorri, 4th Runner-up Dakota Crosswhite and semi-finalists Stephanie Annen, Erica Lansman, Nicole Sikkema, Felicia White, Ashley Hoff, Kelsey Doehrmann, Jordan Foster, Krista Kolegraff, Caine Westergard and Kearsten Brown.
Amanda Armstrong was crowned Miss Iowa USA 2014 during Sunday ceremonies. She will represent Iowa at the Miss Teen USA 2014. The event has, in recent years, been streamed live on the web during the summer from the Bahamas. Like the Miss Universe and Miss USA pageants, the Miss Teen USA competition is owned by Donald Trump and NBC Universal.
Others placing high at the teen pageant were 1st Runner-up Cortlyn Kasik, 2nd Runner-up Annie Moore, 3rd Runner-up Aryn Book, 4th Runner-up Lexi Gudenkauf and semifinalists Bridget Donovan, Bailey Kilmer, Katie Douglas, Jarika Eisentrager, Keela Bunger, Mickayla Shattuck, Bailey McCormick, Caitlyn Jensen, Kadie Roberts and Kalason Weier.