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Former Miss COED 2016 Semifinalist, Niki Kafashzadeh Takes On Miss USA

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If you’re not familiar with our former Miss COED 2016 semifinalist Niki Kafashzadeh, I suggest you get acquainted. She was by far one of our best contestants last year, so it should come as no surprise that she’s moving up and taking on the Miss USA pageant.

In case you haven’t heard, Miss USA is opening up submissions for the first time to the public to find the 52nd contestant, and they’ve narrowed it down to the top 10. Niki was able to score one of these coveted spots and beat out thousands of applications to do so. We can’t say we’re entirely surprised — the Howard University grad student is insanely awesome and drop dead gorgeous — but now she needs your help.

According to Miss USA’s website, “The winner of the #FindingMiss52 Competition will be flown to Las Vegas for two weeks leading up to the Miss USA Competition to partake in all events and experiences with the other 51 contestants. She will make her debut as Miss 52 USA during the LIVE broadcast of the 2016 MISS USA® Competition that airs on June 5th on FOX with a chance to become the next Miss USA.”

In short: THIS IS A BIG DEAL, PEOPLE. And if anyone deserves your vote, it’s Niki Kafashzadeh. She’s smart, witty af, and stunningly beautiful. We know she has what it takes to take the stage, so let’s get her up there!

Cast your vote for Niki Kafashzadeh as the 52nd Miss USA contestant here.

Or, you can also vote on Twitter using the hashtag #findingmiss52 AND #nikik. You can vote up to 10 times a day.

(Oh, and while you’re at it, don’t forget to submit an application to Miss COED 2017. Shameless plug).

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