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Miss USA is an American beauty pageant that has been held annually since 1952 to select the entrant from United States in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA.

Miss USA
Miss USA Logo.png
FormationJune 27, 1952; 67 years ago (1952-06-27)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersNew York City
Location
Membership
Miss Universe
Official language
English
President
Paula Shugart
Parent organization
WME/IMG
Websitemissusa.com

The pageant was owned by Donald Trump from 1996 to 2015 and was previously broadcast on NBC. In September 2015, WME/IMG purchased the pageant from Trump.[1] Currently, Fox holds the broadcast rights for the pageant.

The current Miss USA is Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina who was crowned on May 2, 2019 at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.

HistoryEdit

The Miss USA pageant was conceived in 1950 when Yolande Betbeze, winner of the Miss America pageant, refused to pose for publicity pictures while wearing a swimsuit. Pageant sponsor Catalina decided to pull their sponsorship off the pageant and create their own competition.[2] Other owners have included a subsidiary of Gulf+Western Industries, ITT Corporation, and Donald Trump.[3][4]

The first Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants were held concurrently in Long Beach, California in 1952; the first Miss USA winner was Miss New York USA Jackie Loughery.[5] There were thirty delegates in the first year of competition, and many states did not compete every year during the first two decades of the pageant's history. From the 1970s, each state and the District of Columbia have sent a delegate each year. Alaska first competed in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960. Both had competed at Miss Universe until this time.

The pageant aired on CBS from 1963 until 2002, and for many years was known for having a CBS game show host as pageant host. John Charles Daly hosted the show from 1963–1966, Bob Barker from 1967 (he was not a regular for the CBS network until 1972 when he became host of The Price Is Right which he hosted until 2007) until 1987 (at which point he quit in a dispute over fur coats), Alan Thicke in 1988, Dick Clark from 1989 to 1993, and Bob Goen from 1994 to 1996. The show's highest ratings were in the early 1980s, when it regularly topped the Nielsen ratings.[6][7][8] Viewership dropped sharply from the 1990s to the 2000s, from an estimated viewership of 20 million to an average of 7 million from 2000–2001.[9] In 2002, owner Donald Trump brokered a new deal with NBC, giving them half-ownership of the Miss USA, Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA and moving them to NBC on an initial five-year contract.[10] The pageants were first shown on NBC in 2003.

Historically, the winner of the Miss USA title represented the U.S. in its sister pageant Miss Universe. Since its inception, eight Miss USA titleholders have gone on to win Miss Universe. In the mid-1960s, the organization established a rule that when a Miss USA wins the Miss Universe title, the first runner-up assumes the Miss USA title for the remainder of the year. This occurred in 1980, 1995, 1997, and 2012.[11][12] In 1967, the first runner-up Susan Bradley of California declined the title and the crown went to the second runner-up Cheryl Patton of Florida. The only instance when a first runner-up assumed the title of Miss USA prior to this period was in 1957, when Mary Leona Gage of Maryland resigned after it was discovered she was married.[13]

The winner is assigned a one-year contract with the Miss Universe Organization, traveling across the United States, and in some cases overseas, to spread messages about their chosen causes. Aside from the job, the winner also receives a cash allowance for her entire reign, a modelling portfolio, beauty products, clothes, shoes, as well as styling, healthcare, and fitness services by different sponsors of the pageant. She also gains exclusive access to events such as fashion shows and opening galas, as well as access to casting calls and modeling opportunities throughout New York City. When Donald Trump owned the pageant, the winner was given the use of a Trump Place apartment in New York City during her reign, which she shared with the Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA titleholders. If the winner, for any reason, cannot fulfill her duties as Miss USA, including if she wins the title of Miss Universe, the 1st runner-up takes over.

In late-June 2015, both NBC and Spanish-language network Univision (which was to begin a new five-year contract for Spanish rights) announced that they would cut their ties with Donald Trump and the Miss Universe Organization in response to remarks Trump made relating to undocumented immigrants during the launch of his 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Trump threatened to sue both companies over the decision; on June 30, 2015, Trump sued Univision for defamation and breach of contract.[14][15] In February 2016, Donald Trump and Univision reached a settlement ending the litigation. The terms of the settlement remain confidential, but included an agreement for Trump to buy back NBCUniversal's stake in the MUO.[16][17]

After losing its television partners, it was announced that Miss USA 2015 would be streamed on the pageant's website. Shortly before the pageant, Reelz Channel announced that it would broadcast Miss USA 2015.[18][19]

In September 2015, IMG bought the Miss Universe Organization for an undisclosed amount. The company had previously been involved in licensing and production for the events. The following month, Fox announced that it had acquired the U.S. television rights to Miss USA and Miss Universe beginning with Miss Universe 2015.[20][17]

CompetitionEdit

The modern pageant consists of a preliminary competition held a week before the pageant when all contestants are judged in swimsuit, gown, and interview competitions.[21]

State competitionsEdit

Every year, each state holds a preliminary competition to choose their delegate for the Miss USA pageant. In some states (such as Texas and Florida), local pageants are also held to determine delegates for the state competition. The state winners hold the title "Miss (State) USA" for the year of their reign.

The most successful state is Texas, which has had the most semi-finalists and winners, including five consecutive Miss USA titleholders during the 1980s.[22] Other successful states include California, New York, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. The least successful states are Delaware, placing only once in 2015; Montana, which has not placed since the 1950s; South Dakota, which has only placed four times (the last time in 2018), and Wyoming, which gained only its second placement in 2010. The only state which has produced more than one Miss Universe is South Carolina.

The Miss Universe Organization licenses out the state pageants to pageant directors, who in some cases are responsible for more than one state. The directorial groups are the following:

California and Florida become vacant as they seek with new directorship in the future.

WinnersEdit

The oldest woman to win Miss USA is Miss USA 2019, Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina, at 28 years old and 4 days. Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, of Oklahoma is the only Miss USA winner to compete in two major international pageants: Miss Universe and Miss World. The tallest Miss USA is Miss USA 2012, Nana Meriwether, of Maryland at 6 feet and 1 inch (185 cm).

The first Asian-American woman to win Miss USA was Macel Wilson of Hawaii in 1962; the first Hispanic woman was Laura Martinez-Herring of Texas in 1985; the first African-American, Carole Gist of Michigan in 1990;[23] and the first Muslim Miss USA was Rima Fakih of Michigan in 2010.[24]

Brandi Sherwood of Idaho is the only woman to have held both the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA titles. She was Miss Idaho Teen USA, Miss Teen USA 1989, Miss Idaho USA 1997, first runner-up at Miss USA 1997, and in May 1997 assumed the Miss USA title after Brook Lee of Hawaii won the Miss Universe pageant.[12] Ten other Miss USA titleholders have also previously competed at Miss Teen USA. These include:

Five Miss USA titleholders have also competed at Miss America. These included: Miriam Stevenson, Carlene King Johnson and Carol Morris (1954–1956), Mai Shanley (1984), and Shandi Finnessey (2004). Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004 and Miss Missouri 2002 won a preliminary evening gown award at Miss America 2003. Also, Miriam Stevenson placed in the top 10 at Miss America 1954 as Miss South Carolina 1953.

Many Miss USA winners have gone to pursue careers in the entertainment industry. Those who have been successful in the industry include Summer Bartholomew, Deborah Shelton, Laura Martinez-Herring, Kelli McCarty, Shanna Moakler, Frances Parker, Ali Landry, Kenya Moore, Brandi Sherwood, Kimberly Pressler, Susie Castillo, Shandi Finnessey, Rachel Smith, and Crystle Stewart.

Recent titleholdersEdit

Year Miss USA State Host city Placement at Miss Universe
2019 Cheslie Kryst   North Carolina Reno, Nevada TBA
2018 Sarah Rose Summers   Nebraska Shreveport, Louisiana Top 20
2017 Kára McCullough   District of Columbia Las Vegas, Nevada Top 10
2016 Deshauna Barber   District of Columbia Las Vegas, Nevada Top 9
2015 Olivia Jordan   Oklahoma Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2nd Runner-Up

Winners' galleryEdit

Miss USA and Runner-UpsEdit

Edition Miss USA
(1st Place)
1st Runner-Up
(2nd Place)
2nd Runner-Up
(3rd Place)
3rd Runner-Up
(4th Place)
4th Runner-Up
(5th Place)
5th Runner-Up
(6th Place)
1952 Jackie Loughery
  New York
Ruth Hampton
  New Jersey
Carolyn Carlew
  Missouri
Jean Harper
  Tennessee
Trula Birchfield
  Oklahoma
Not awarded
1953 Myrna Hansen
  Illinois
Mary Kemp Griffin
  South Carolina (Myrtle Beach)
Doris Edwards
  Alabama
Nancy Petraborg
  Washington
Shauna Wood
  Utah
1954 Miriam Stevenson
  South Carolina
(Miss Universe 1954)
Ellen Whitehead
  South Carolina
Karin Hultman
  New York
Renee Roy
  New York City
Betty Lee
  Texas
Celeste Ravel
  Illinois
1955 Carlene King Johnson
  Vermont
Margaret Haywood
  Arkansas
Donna Streever
  Nebraska
Dona Schurr
  California
Carolann Connor
  Georgia
1956 Carol Morris
  Iowa
(Miss Universe 1956)
Betty Cherry
  South Carolina
Nancy McCollum
  Arkansas
Shari Lewis
  Nebraska
Jo Dobson
  Texas
1957 Mary Leona Gage
  Maryland
(Dethroned)
Charlotte Sheffield
  Utah
(Assumed)
Ruth Parr
  West Virginia
Joan Adams
  Nevada
Carolyn McGirr
  Nebraska
Kathryn Gabriel
  Ohio
1958 Eurlyne Howell
  Louisiana
Marcia Valibus
  Florida
Judith Carlson
  Alabama
June Pickney
  Illinois
Diane Austin
  Georgia
1959 Terry Huntingdon
  California
Carelgean Douglas
  Texas
Nanita Greene
  Florida
Dorothy Taylor
  Georgia
Arlene Nesbitt
  New York
1960 Linda Bement
  Utah
(Miss Universe 1960)
Mary Rodite
  New York
Margaret Jo Gordon
  Alabama
Lyndia Ann Tarleton
  North Carolina
Nancy Wakefield
  Florida
1961 Sharon Brown
  Louisiana
Pamela Stettler
  California
Karen Weller
  Nevada
Alexandra Currey
  New York
Suellen Robinson
  Alabama
1962 Macel Wilson
  Hawaii
Diane Zabicki
  Connecticut
Gail White
  Tennessee
Marilyn Tindall
  California
Janet Hadland
  Nevada
1963 Marite Ozers
  Illinois
Michele Metrinko
  District of Columbia
Sandra Marlin
  Missouri
Rhea Looney
  Colorado
Francine Herack
  California
1964 Bobbi Johnson
  District of Columbia
Diane Balloun
  Texas
Patricia Marlin
  Alaska
Janet Erickson
  Utah
Johnna Reid
  Kentucky
1965 Sue Downey
  Ohio
Jane Nelson
  Arizona
Judy Baldwin
  New Mexico
Julie Andrus
  Kentucky
Dianna Lynn Batts
  District of Columbia
1966 Maria Remenyi
  California
Pat Denne
  Connecticut
Elaine Richards
  Indiana
Judy Slayton
  North Dakota
Judy Slayton
  Florida
1967 Sylvia Hitchcock
  Alabama
(Miss Universe 1967)
Susan Bradley
  California
Cheryl Patton
  Florida
(Assumed Miss USA 1967 Title)
Jody Bonham
  Wisconsin
Karen Hendrix
  Missouri
1968 Dorothy Anstett
  Washington
Paulette Reck
  Maryland
Kathy Landry
  Nevada
Kathy Hebert
  Louisiana
Bonnie Tafoya
  New Mexico
1969 Wendy Dascomb
  Virginia
Mary Verdiani
  Vermont
Eva Engle
  South Carolina
Ruth Harris
  Arizona
Troas Hayes
  California
1970 Deborah Shelton
  Virginia
Vicki Chesser
  South Carolina
Sheri Schruhl
  Nevada
Donna Ford
  Tennessee
Cherie Stephens
  Georgia
1971 Michele McDonald
  Pennsylvania
Brenda Box
  Texas
Susanne Pottenger
  Arizona
Nancy Rich
  Missouri
Patricia Barnstable
  Kentucky
1972 Tanya Wilson
  Hawaii
Alberta Philips
  New York
Kim Christina Hobson
  California
Coni Ensor
  Florida
Kathleen Ann Kehlmier
  Ohio
1973 Amanda Jones
  Illinois
Susan Carlson
  New York
Gayle White
  Rhode Island
Sherry Nix
  Arizona
Betty Jo Grove
  Maryland
1974 Karen Morrison
  Illinois
Barbara Cooper
  New York
Mary Cook
  Wisconsin
Gayle Gorrell
  California
Marcia Burton
  North Carolina
1975 Summer Bartholomew
  California
Pamela Flowers
  Alabama
Constance Dorn
  North Carolina
Mary Humes
  Florida
Aundie Evers
  Texas
1976 Barbara Peterson
  Minnesota
(Unplaced at Miss Universe 1976)
Kevin Gale
  Michigan
Gail Atchison
  Oregon
Virginia Murray
  South Carolina
Robyn Sanders
  Louisiana
1977 Kimberly Tomes
  Texas
Mary O'Neal Contino
  Nevada
Deborah Cossette
  Minnesota
Pamela Gergely
  California
Lynn Herring
  Virginia
1978 Judi Andersen
  Hawaii
Diane Pollard
  Massachusetts
Barbra Horan
  Texas
Jayme Buecher
  Indiana
Marlena Garland
  New Mexico
1979 Mary Therese Friel
  New York
Tracey Goddard
  Washington
Leialoha Ma'a
  Hawaii
Debra Niego
  Illinois
Laurie Kimbrough
  Mississippi
1980 Shawn Weatherly
  South Carolina
(Miss Universe 1980)
Jineane Ford
  Arizona
(Assumed Miss USA 1980 Title)
Barbara Bowser
  Florida
Pamela Rigas
  Alabama
Lisa Devillez
  Kentucky
1981 Kim Seelbrede
  Ohio
Holli Dennis
  Indiana
Lisa Moss
  Louisiana
Cynthia Kerby
  California
Teri Ann Linn
  Hawaii
1982 Terri Utley
  Arkansas
Luann Caughey
  Texas
Susan Gasser
  Utah
Kim Weeda
  Ohio
Kristina Chapman
  Kentucky
1983 Julie Hayek
  California
Lisa Allred
  Texas
Allison Grisso
  South Carolina
Pamela Jo Forrest
  Louisiana
Elizabeth Jaeger
  North Dakota
1984 Mai Shanley
  New Mexico
Kelly Anderson
  West Virginia
Desiree Daniels
  Tennessee
Sandra Percival
  Missouri
Steffanee Leaming
  District of Columbia
1985 Laura Harring
  Texas
Brenda Denton
  New Mexico
Laura Ann Bach
  Illinois
Sarie Joubert
  Louisiana
Kari Lee Johnson
  Minnesota
1986 Christy Fichtnerl
  Texas
Halle Berry
  Ohio
Tami Tesh
  Georgia
Cindy Williams
  Mississippi
Kelly Parsons
  California
1987 Michelle Royer
  Texas
Cloe Cabrera
  Florida
Diane Martin
  Arizona
Dawn Fonseca
  Missouri
Sophia Bowen
  Georgia
1988 Courtney Gibbs
  Texas
Diana Magaña
  California
Donna Rampy
  Georgia
Monica Farrell
  Florida
Dana Richmond
  Mississippi
1989 Gretchen Polhemus
  Texas
(2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 1989)
Jill Scheffert
  Oklahoma
Debra Lee Husti
  New Jersey
Elizabeth Primm
  Louisiana
Michelle Nemeth
  Georgia
1990 Carole Gist
  Michigan
Gina Tolleson
  South Carolina
Karin Hartz
  New Jersey
Not awarded
1991 Kelli McCarty
  Kansas
Charlotte Ray
  New Jersey
Diane Schock
  California
1992 Shannon Marketic
  California
Candace Michelle Brown
  Alabama
Audra Wallace
  South Carolina
1993 Kenya Moore
  Michigan
Erin Nance
  Georgia
Tavia Shackles
  Kansas
1994 Lu Parker
  South Carolina
Patricia Southall
  Virginia
Lynn Jenkins
  North Carolina
1995 Chelsi Smith
  Texas
(Miss Universe 1995)
Shanna Moakler
  New York
(Assumed Miss USA 1995 Title)
Nichole Holmes
  Illinois
1996 Ali Landry
  Louisiana
Danielle Boatwright
  Kansas
Becca Lee
  Tennessee
1997 Brook Lee
  Hawaii
(Miss Universe 1997)
Brandi Sherwood
  Idaho
(Assumed Miss USA 1997 Title)
Towanna Stone
  Tennessee
1998 Shawnae Jebbia
  Massachusetts
Shauna Gambill
  California
Melanie Breedlove
  Missouri
1999 Kimberly Pressler
  New York
(Unplaced at Miss Universe 1999)
Morgan Tandy High
  Tennessee
Angelique Breaux
  California
2000 Lynnette Cole
  Tennessee
Bridget Jane Vezina
  New Hampshire
Jina Mitchell
  Alabama
2001 Kandace Krueger
  Texas
Liane Angus
  District of Columbia
Tiffany Fallon
  Georgia
2002 Shauntay Hinton
  District of Columbia
(Unplaced at Miss Universe 2002)
Lindsay Douglas
  Kansas
Kelly Lloyd
  Indiana
Lanore van Buren
  Minnesota
Alita Hawaah Dawson
  Connecticut
Not awarded
2003 Susie Castillo
  Massachusetts
Michelle Arnette
  Alabama
Nicole O'Brian
  Texas
Elisa Schleef
  Michigan
Beth Hood
  Tennessee
2004 Shandi Finnessey
  Missouri
(1st runner-up at Miss Universe 2004)
Amanda Pennekamp
  South Carolina
Ashley Puleo
  North Carolina
Lindsay Hill
  Oklahoma
Stephanie Culberson
  Tennessee
2005 Chelsea Cooley
  North Carolina
Brittany Hogan
  California
Kristen Johnson
  Kentucky
Jill Gulseth
  Illinois
Melissa Witek
  Florida
2006 Tara Conner
  Kentucky
Tamiko Nash
  California
Lisa Wilson
  Georgia
Stacy Offenberger
  Ohio
Cristin Duren
  Florida
2007 Rachel Smith
  Tennessee
Danielle Lacourse
  Rhode Island
Cara Gorges
  Kansas
Meagan Tandy
  California
Helen Salas
  Nevada
2008 Crystle Stewart
  Texas
Leah Laviano
  Mississippi
Tiffany Andrade
  New Jersey
Lindsey Jo Harrington
  Oklahoma
LauRen Merola
  Pennsylvania
2009 Kristen Dalton
  North Carolina
Carrie Prejean
  California
Alicia-Monique Blanco
  Arizona
Laura Chukanov
  Utah
Maria Elizabeth Montgomery
  Kentucky
2010 Rima Fakih
  Michigan
(Unplaced at Miss Universe 2010)
Morgan Woolard
  Oklahoma
Samantha Casey
  Virginia
Jessica Hartman
  Colorado
Katie Whittier
  Maine
2011 Alyssa Campanella
  California
(Top 16 at Miss Universe 2011)
Ashley Durham
  Tennessee
Madeline Mitchell
  Alabama
Ana Rodriguez
  Texas
Not awarded
2012 Olivia Culpo
  Rhode Island
(Miss Universe 2012)
Nana Meriwether
  Maryland
(Assumed Miss USA 2012 Title)
Audrey Bolte
  Ohio
Jade Kelsall
  Nevada
Jazz Wilkins
  Georgia
Not awarded
2013 Erin Brady
  Connecticut
(Top 10 at Miss Universe 2013)
Mary-Margaret McCord
  Alabama
Stacie Juris
  Illinois
Marissa Powell
  Utah
Ali Nugent
  Texas
Megan Pinckney
  South Carolina
2014 Nia Sanchez
  Nevada
(1st runner-up at Miss Universe 2014)
Audra Mari
  North Dakota
Tiana Griggs
  Georgia
Brittany Guidry
  Louisiana
Brittany Oldehoff
  Florida
Carlyn Bradarich
  Iowa
2015 Olivia Jordan
  Oklahoma
(2nd runner-up at Miss Universe 2015)
Ylianna Guerra
  Texas
Anea Garcia
  Rhode Island
Brittany McGowan
  Nevada
Mamé Adjei
  Maryland
Not awarded
2016 Deshauna Barber
  District of Columbia
(Top 9 at Miss Universe 2016)
Chelsea Hardin
  Hawaii
Emanii Davis
  Georgia
Not awarded
2017 Kára McCullough
  District of Columbia
(Top 10 at Miss Universe 2017)
Chhavi Verg
  New Jersey
Meridith Gould
  Minnesota
2018 Sarah Rose Summers
  Nebraska
(Top 20 at Miss Universe 2018)
Caelynn Miller-Keyes
  North Carolina
Carolina Urrea
  Nevada
2019 Cheslie Kryst
  North Carolina
(TBA at Miss Universe 2019)
Alejandra González
  New Mexico
Triana Browne
  Oklahoma

AwardsEdit

The awards most frequently presented at Miss USA are Miss Amity (also known as Miss Congeniality) and Miss Photogenic.

The Miss Amity Award is chosen by the delegates, and recognizes those who are the friendliest and make the pageant experience the most enjoyable. From 1952 to 1964, when the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants were concurrent events, the award could be won by a contestant competing either for Miss USA or Miss Universe. In fact, in 1960, there was a tie, with the award going to Miss Universe Burma, Myint Myint May, and Miss Louisiana USA, Rebecca Fletcher. In 2015, Alaska and Delaware tied for the Miss Congeniality award. Vermont and Wyoming have won five Miss Amity/Congeniality awards, two more than any other state.

The Miss Photogenic prize was first awarded in 1965 and was chosen by journalists until 1996 when it was chosen by an internet vote for the first time. There has been only one tie in this award's history: in 1980, when it was shared between Jineane Ford of Arizona and Elizabeth Kim Thomas of Ohio. The state that has won the most Photogenic awards is Virginia.

Louisiana won both the first Miss Amity and Photogenic awards given to a Miss USA contestant.

Other awards that have been presented include Best State Costume (1962–1993), Style (1995–2001) and Most Beautiful Eyes (1993). In 1998, a special Distinguished Achievement award was given to Halle Berry.[25] Berry was Miss Ohio USA 1986 and placed 1st runner-up to Christy Fichtner of Texas. She later went on to become an acclaimed actress and Oscar winner.

LocationsEdit

In the first eight years of competition (1952–1959), the Miss USA pageant was held in Long Beach, California. The competition moved to Miami Beach, Florida in 1960 and stayed there until 1971. In 1972, the pageant was held in Puerto Rico, the only time the pageant has been held outside the continental United States. That pageant was rocked by an explosion at the host hotel.[26]

From 1972 onwards, the pageant has been held in various locations, generally being held in each location for two to three years.

As of 2019, the pageant has been held in the following states:

Special feature episodesEdit

Since 2003, a number of delegates have been involved in special episodes of regular programs broadcast by NBC. From 2003–2005, six delegates each year were chosen to participate in a special Miss USA edition of Fear Factor, with the victorious contestant taking the title "Miss Fear Factor USA" and a prize of $50,000 ($25,000 of which was to be donated to a charity of the winner's choice). These were broadcast immediately prior to the live pageant broadcast.

In 2006, Chelsea Cooley and twenty-six delegates participated as briefcase models in a Miss USA special of Deal or No Deal.

In 2010, ten Miss USA and Miss Universe winners competed for charity on a special "Last Beauty Standing" edition of Minute to Win It.

Reality televisionEdit

Many Miss USA and Miss Teen USA delegates have participated in reality television shows and other television game shows. Well known delegates who later competed in reality shows are Danni Boatwright, winner of Survivor: Guatemala, Christie Lee Woods of The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race 31 and Nicole O'Brian also of The Amazing Race 5, Shandi Finnessey and Shanna Moakler on Dancing with the Stars, Jennifer Murphy of The Apprentice 4, Tori Fiorenza of The Challenge: Cutthroat, Hannah Brown of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette and Caelynn Miller-Keyes also of The Bachelor.[27]

In 2007, Pageant Place, a reality television show featuring Rachel Smith, Riyo Mori, Hilary Cruz, Katie Blair, and Tara Conner aired on MTV.[28]

On June 19, 2011, Bravo Television's Andy Cohen co-hosted the event's 60th anniversary live in Las Vegas with E! News and Fashion Police's Giuliana Rancic.[29] They also hosted the 2012 pageant.[30]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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