Study Guide

Beauty Queens Characters

By Libba Bray

Adina Greenberg (Miss New Hampshire)

When the story starts out, Adina is so not a team player. That's because unlike the other teen...

Taylor Krystal Rene Hawkins (Miss Texas)

Like her name, Taylor is larger than life. While the other characters are getting up from the...

Mary Lou Novak (Miss Nebraska)

There are two sides to Mary Lou, but you wouldn't know it from the beginning. The Mary Lou who...

Nicole Ade (Miss Colorado)

Nicole has a lot to deal with—things most of the other beauty queens wouldn't understand...

Shanti Singh (Miss California)

Shanti is competitive. She's out to win. Her mind always focused on her goal. Yes, that's all...

Petra West (Miss Rhode Island)

Petra probably has the coolest back-story of all the girls: she's a former boy band member. She's...

Jennifer Huberman (Miss Michigan)

Jennifer isn't like the other beauty queens, and it's obvious right from the start. She's...

Sosie Simmons (Miss Illinois)

Sosie's fierce, and she's a fighter. Before she says a word, she is swallowed by a giant snake....

Tiara Destiny Swan (Miss Mississippi)

Tiara is written a bit differently than the other eight protagonists. We don't get her...

Other Beauty Queens

They get a few defining features each, but Brittani Slocum and Misses Montana, New Mexico, Ohio,...

Agent Jones

Poor Agent Jones. Work keeps getting him down. He has to deal with Harris, the former CEO's son,...

Harris Buffington Ewell Davis III

Harris, the college-age intern of the former CEO of The Corporation, is terrible and ineffective....

Ladybird Hope

Ladybird Hope is a beauty queen, turned corporate bigwig, turned presidential candidate from...

General MoMo ChaCha

If Ladybird is the extreme of evil, MoMo's the extreme of crazy. A dictator of a small country...

Tane Ngata

Mary Lou had a boyfriend once, who was scared off by her unladylike level of passion. Tane is the...

Sinjin St. Sinjin

Sinjin is the captain of the reality show Captain Bodacious, and becomes actual ship captain when...

Duff McAvoy

Duff has a Casanova complex. Another pirate, he keeps a video blog about the women he sleeps...