Miss USA 2013
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Miss USA 2013, the 62nd Miss USA pageant, was held on June 16, 2013 at The AXIS in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the title and the pageant was televised live on NBC. Outgoing titleholder Nana Meriwether of Maryland crowned her successor Erin Brady of Connecticut at the end of the event. This was Connecticut's first ever Miss USA crown.
|Miss USA 2013|
Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013
|Date||June 16, 2013|
|Venue||The AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Congeniality||Gabrielle Neilan |
Viewers were able to interact with the pageant via Twitter and Zeebox. Fans were able to vote for their favorite contestant through the Miss USA website, from May 15 to June 15. Jessica Billings, Miss Pennsylvania USA, winner of this fan vote won top 15 placement on the final night. Miss Texas USA, Alexandria Nugent, won the most Twitter votes among the top 10, winning her a place in the top 6.
The preliminary competition took place on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 10 pm (ET) and was webcast on the official Miss USA website via Ustream.
|Miss USA 2013|
‡ Voted into Top 15 via Internet
§ Voted into Top 6 via Twitter
- Connecticut wins competition for the first time and surpasses its previous highest placement in 1966. Also becoming in the 32nd state who does it for the first time.
- Alabama earns the 1st runner-up position for the fourth time. The last time it placed this was in 2003.
- Illinois earns the 2nd runner-up position for the third time. The last time it placed this was in 1995.
- Utah earns the 3rd runner-up position for the third time. The last time it placed this was in 2009.
- Texas earns the 4th runner-up position for the third time. The last time it placed this was in 1975.
- South Carolina earns the first 5th runner-up position in the pageant's 61-year history.
- States that placed in semifinals the previous year were Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina and Texas.
- Alabama placed for the fourth consecutive year.
- Maryland, South Carolina and Texas made their third consecutive placement.
- Louisiana, Nevada and Ohio made their second consecutive placement.
- California and Utah last placed in 2011.
- Pennsylvania last placed in 2010.
- Connecticut, North Carolina and West Virginia last placed in 2009.
- Massachusetts last placed in 2008.
- Illinois last placed in 2006.
- Georgia breaks an ongoing streak of placements since 2011.
- Maine breaks an ongoing streak of placements since 2010.
- Tennessee breaks an ongoing streak of placements since 2006.
- This is the second year in a row a state wins its first Miss USA title (Connecticut and Rhode Island), including Olivia Culpo's win in 2012.
51 delegates have been confirmed.
|Alabama||Mary Margaret McCord||Gadsden||23||5'7"||1st Runner-Up|
|California||Mabelynn Capeluj||San Diego||21||5'8"||Top 15||Later competed at Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015|
|Connecticut||Erin Brady||East Hampton||26||5'7"||Miss USA 2013||Top 10 at Miss Universe 2013|
|District of Columbia||Jessica Frith||Washington, D.C.||26||5'6"|
|Georgia||Brittany Sharp||Roswell||22||5'10"||Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2006|
|Idaho||Marissa Wickland||Boise||21||5'6"||Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009|
|Illinois||Stacie Juris||Chicago||22||5'7"||2nd Runner-Up||Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2009|
|Indiana||Emily Hart||Fort Wayne||26||5'9"|
|Iowa||Richelle Orr||Hampton||21||5'3"||Previously Miss Iowa Teen USA 2011|
|Kentucky||Allie Leggett||McCreary County||19||5'7"|
|Louisiana||Kristen Girault||New Orleans||22||5'8"||Top 10|
|Maine||Ali Clair||South China||24||5'9"|
|Maryland||Kasey Staniszewski||Annapolis||22||5'9"||Top 15||Previously Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007|
Previously Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009
|Massachusetts||Sarah Kidd||Leominster||20||5'8"||Top 15|
|Michigan||Jaclyn Schultz||Wyandotte||24||6'0"||Contestant of Survivor: San Juan del Sur|
|Minnesota||Danielle Hooper||Inver Grove Heights||21||5'9"|
|Mississippi||Paromita Mitra||Hattiesburg||22||5'3"||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2009|
|Missouri||Ellie Holtman||Montgomery City||21||5'11"|
|Montana||Kacie West||Kalispell||24||5'8"||Previously Miss Montana 2010|
|Nevada||Chelsea Caswell||Summerlin||23||5'8"||Top 10|
|New Hampshire||Amber Faucher||Pelham||22||5'6"||Previously Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2009|
|New Jersey||Libel Duran||Keasbey||23||5'8"|
|New Mexico||Kathleen Danzer||Rio Rancho||24||5'8"|
|New York||Joanne Nosuchinsky||Hell's Kitchen||24||5'7"|
|North Carolina||Ashley Love-Mills||Raleigh||24||5'9"||Top 10|
|North Dakota||Stephanie Erickson||Fargo||23||5'9"|
|Ohio||Kristin Smith||Dayton||22||5'8"||Top 10|
|Oregon||Gabrielle Neilan||Gresham||23||5'5"||Miss Congeniality|
|Pennsylvania||Jessica Billings||Philadelphia||26||5'9"||Top 15||Won top 15 semifinalist spot via online voting|
|Rhode Island||Brittany Stenovitch||Cranston||19||5'6"|
|South Carolina||Megan Pinckney||North Charleston||22||5'8"||5th Runner-Up||Previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2010|
|South Dakota||Jessica Albers||Yankton||27||5'10"|
|Tennessee||Brenna Mader||Nashville||26||5'9"||Previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2005|
|Texas||Ali Nugent||Dallas||20||5'9"||4th Runner-Up||Won top 6 finalist spot via Twitter|
|Utah||Marissa Powell||Salt Lake City||21||5'8"||3rd Runner-Up||Miss Photogenic|
|West Virginia||Chelsea Welch||West Union||22||5'10"||Top 15||Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2007|
|Wyoming||Courtney Gifford||Sheridan||24||5'7"||Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005|
Previously Miss Wyoming 2008
- Andrea Calvaruso
- Fred Nelson
- Kristin Boehm
- Kristin Prowty
- Lynne Diamante
- Nick Light
- Rob Goldstone
- Bob Harper - trainer and star of The Biggest Loser
- Betsey Johnson - fashion designer
- NeNe Leakes - reality show star, actress
- Wendie Malick - star of Hot in Cleveland
- Jessica Robertson - star of reality show Duck Dynasty
- Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
- Nikki Bella - WWE Diva wrestler
- Mo Rocca - TV/radio/blog political satirist
- Opening Fashion Show – "Don't Stop the Party" by Pitbull featuring TJR, and "#thatPower" by will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber (background music)
- Swimsuit Competition – "Pom Poms", "Neon" and "First Time" by Jonas Brothers (live performance)
- Evening Gown Competition – "Sweet Nothing" (Extended Version) by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
- Top 6 Final Look – "Back to Love" by Pauly D (live performance)
- Ages at the time of the pageant
- "Miss Pennsylvania USA is the OPTX Rhode Island Fan Vote Winner". Miss Universe Organization. June 26, 2013.
- "Miss USA 2013 Contestants". Miss Universe Organization.
- http://content.missuniverse.com/media/promos/news.1370895371PressRelease_2013MissUSAJudges.pdf[permanent dead link]