Meet The Contestants
Bailee Mackey is the Evanston Cowboy Days Queen and the 23-year-old daughter of Payton and Marlene Mackey; a fifth-generation rancher attending Utah State University pursuing a degree in Equine Science and Management while receiving a minor in Agricultural Business. She enjoys riding horses on her family ranch, working cattle, expressing her love for trucks, snowmobiles in the cold, dirt bikes in the summer, and tweaking motors in her spare time; along with competing in the Intermountain reining horse association, coaching the Utah State University’s Equestrian team, as well as improving the health of animals as a certified PEMF Magnawave practitioner. Bailee is excited for the opportunity to represent her community and the sport of rodeo at this year’s pageant.
Dusty Elizabeth Miller is Miss Thermopolis Cowboy Rendezvous Rodeo Queen and the
22 year old daughter of Kie and Christy Miller. Dusty was born and raised in the
Cowboy State. She comes from one of the oldest farming families in the Big Horn Basin.
As a fourth generation farmer and first generation cowgirl, Dusty is an avid supporter of
Wyoming’s agriculture industry.
From a very young age, she showed livestock in the 4H/FFA and participated in horse
judging, photography, fashion and visual arts. She found her passion for agriculture in
FFA and she was on the officer team all four years. She is part of the 1% of members to
receive their American FFA degree.
Dusty attended Northwest College and obtained a degree in Animal Science. Dusty’s
ambition to empower young people inspired her to partner with her local ag teacher to
help coach their Career & Leadership Development Teams. Dusty wants continue
supporting the western way of life and will be pursuing a teaching degree.
Dusty has been representing the sport of rodeo and the tradition of rodeo queens since
she was 9 years old. As a 2023 PRCA rodeo queen, she has traveled to over 40
rodeos, all throughout Wyoming, Montana, Texas and even Canada. Dusty also
competes in barrel racing all over the country and has her own company that
rehabilitates performance horses.
Dusty is honored to represent Hot Springs County and she looks forward to competing
for her dream as Miss Rodeo Wyoming.