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The 2016 Mrs Idaho America pageant was held October 3rd 2015 at Capital High School Auditorium in Boise, Idaho.  This event featured 25 of Idaho’s most beautiful and accomplished married women from across the state. 

Christi van Ravenhorst, Mrs McCall was crowned Mrs Idaho America 2016.  Christi won an all-expense paid trip to the national competition and a prize package worth over $10,000.  Next September, Christi will join 50 other state winners at to compete in the Mrs America Pageant. 

Christi and her husband Ross have been married for 4 ½ years. In 2014 they moved to McCall where she is now a stay at home Mom after spending years as a licensed financial investment banker. They are the proud parents of Emily, a savvy and smart little 2 ½ year old. Christi and Emily spend their days enjoying the beautiful parks and beaches surrounding the lake and participating in learning activities through Roots Early Learning, an organization Christi co-founded. Christi is also the newest member of McCall’s Community Theater acting troupe and performed in McCall’s summer play Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas. Christi, Ross and Emily enjoy the small town warmth that embraces them while camping, boating, hiking and ice fishing all within a 30 minute drive from home.  Christi will be busy traveling the state promoting the Mrs Idaho America pageant as well as promoting her personal causes of supporting breast-feeding mothers and Roots Early Learning.  Christi is available for appearances and community service projects, please email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

QUEEN'S COURT – Christi’s court included 1st runner-up Stacy Pittman, Mrs Payette County; 2nd runner-up Melissa Rhodehouse, Mrs Idaho Falls; 3rd runner up Courtney Lehosit, Mrs Treasure Valley; and 4th runner-up Kimberly Zweiger, Mrs Eagle Hills.  Rounding out the Top 10 – Lauren Gettman, Mrs Hayden Lake; Michelle Jacobi, Mrs Marsing; Sandy Carey, Mrs Boise River; Shawna Walz, Mrs Tri-Counties; Michele Sheets, Mrs Kootenai County.  

The Mrs Idaho America Pageant is now awarding local titles and the opportunity to represent your town/community at the 2017 Mrs Idaho America pageant.

The Mrs Idaho America Competition is an exciting and rewarding program that recognizes Idaho’s married women and is the official state preliminary to the prestigious Mrs. America Pageant.  Delegates must be of good moral character, married, at least 18 years of age, a US Citizen and a resident of Idaho.  Areas of competition include Personal Interview, Physical Fitness and Evening Wear.  Past contestants range in age from 19-60.

Our goal is to run a fair and honest quality pageant while providing a nurturing atmosphere to all of its participants. You will have a great experience and meet new friends that will last a lifetime. You will share your love of marriage, family and community service. You can do the pageant for the excitement, self-confidence, the incentive to get in shape, to learn more about yourself, improve interview skills, poise or public speaking, personal growth or just for the challenge of competition.

Whatever your reason enter the pageant, you deserve it! Contestants are treated royally from the start of pageant weekend to the crowning of the new Mrs. Idaho America. The Mrs. Idaho America pageant staff is here to help you learn and grow from this once in a lifetime experience.

2016 marks the 40th year of the Mrs. America Pageant, which celebrates the dreams, and goals of America’s most valuable resource, the married woman! 

Warm Wishes,  


The Mrs. Idaho Team

Sher Finke & Susan Marler