Miss USA 2013

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
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Erin Brady, Miss USA 2013
DateJune 16, 2013
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueThe AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerErin Brady
Connecticut Connecticut
CongenialityGabrielle Neilan
Oregon Oregon
PhotogenicMarissa Powell
Utah Utah
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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.[1] Miss Texas USA, Alexandria Nugent, won the most Twitter votes among the top 10, winning her a place in the top 6.

Preliminary competitionEdit

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.

ResultsEdit

Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2013
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
5th Runner-Up
Top 10
Top 15

Voted into Top 15 via Internet
§ Voted into Top 6 via Twitter

Special awardsEdit

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
  •   Oregon – Gabrielle Neilan
Miss Photogenic
  •   Utah – Marissa Powell

Historical significanceEdit

DelegatesEdit

51 delegates have been confirmed.[2]

State Contestant Hometown Age[a] Height Placement Notes
  Alabama Mary Margaret McCord Gadsden 23 5'7" 1st Runner-Up
  Alaska Melissa McKinney Anchorage 26 5'11"
  Arizona Rachel Massie Glendale 20 5'6"
  Arkansas Hannah Billingsley Franklin 22 5'7"
  California Mabelynn Capeluj San Diego 21 5'8" Top 15 Later competed at Nuestra Belleza Latina 2015
  Colorado Amanda Wiley Littleton 26 5'10"
  Connecticut Erin Brady East Hampton 26 5'7" Miss USA 2013 Top 10 at Miss Universe 2013
  Delaware Rachel Baiocco Bear 22 5'6"
  District of Columbia Jessica Frith Washington, D.C. 26 5'6"
  Florida Michelle Aguirre Hialeah 20 5'7"
  Georgia Brittany Sharp Roswell 22 5'10" Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2006
  Hawaii Brianna Acosta Waialua 21 5'10"
  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
  Kansas Staci Klinginsmith Lenexa 26 5'8"
  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
  Nebraska Ellie Lorenzen Omaha 23 5'7"
  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
  Oklahoma Makenzie Muse Yukon 21 5'8"
  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
  Vermont Sarah Westbrook Burlington 25 5'7"
  Virginia Shannon McAnally Arlington 25 5'5"
  Washington Cassandra Searles Redmond 24 5'7"
  West Virginia Chelsea Welch West Union 22 5'10" Top 15 Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2007
  Wisconsin Chrissy Zamora Milwaukee 26 5'8"
  Wyoming Courtney Gifford Sheridan 24 5'7" Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005
Previously Miss Wyoming 2008

JudgesEdit

Preliminary Judges:[3]

  • Andrea Calvaruso
  • Fred Nelson
  • Kristin Boehm
  • Kristin Prowty
  • Lynne Diamante
  • Nick Light
  • Rob Goldstone

Telecast Judges:[4]

Background musicEdit

International broadcastersEdit

InternetEdit

TelevisionEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miss Pennsylvania USA is the OPTX Rhode Island Fan Vote Winner". Miss Universe Organization. June 26, 2013.
  2. ^ "Miss USA 2013 Contestants". Miss Universe Organization.
  3. ^ http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa/members/judges
  4. ^ http://content.missuniverse.com/media/promos/news.1370895371PressRelease_2013MissUSAJudges.pdf[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit