Miss USA 2014

Miss USA 2014, the 63rd Miss USA pageant, was held at the Raising Cane's River Center Arena in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 8, 2014. All fifty states and the District of Columbia competed. The preliminary competition was not webcast live for the first time in five years,[2] but excerpts were distributed post-competition via website Hulu. The final night of competition was televised on NBC.

Miss USA 2014
Nia Sanchez 2010.jpg
Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014
DateJune 8, 2014
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueRaising Cane's River Center Arena, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements20
WinnerNia Sanchez
 Nevada
CongenialityChristina Palavra
 Rhode Island
PhotogenicCassandra Kunze
 California
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2015 →

Erin Brady of Connecticut, crowned her successor Nia Sanchez of Nevada. Sanchez represented the United States on home soil at Miss Universe 2014 and finished 1st Runner-Up.

The date and venue was revealed by Donald Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, and Brady on March 13, 2014, during Today.[3] However, it was reported that the delegates will be staying at the L'Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge ahead of this announcement.[4]

For the first time, the final telecast was three hours long, with the additional hour including a look at the top 20 (rather than 15) in their home states. The top 20 competed in swimsuits, then eliminated by the judges to a top ten. The top ten competed in evening gown, then judges eliminated to a final five, along with a sixth finalist selected from the remaining contestants in the top ten via a Twitter fan vote (texting #SAVETHEQUEEN).

This was the last Miss USA to be aired on NBC.

ResultsEdit

Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2014
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
5th Runner-Up
  •   Iowa – Carlyn Bradarich §
Top 10
Top 20

§ Voted into Top 6 via Twitter

Special awardsEdit

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Order of announcementsEdit

PageantEdit

Selection of contestantsEdit

One delegate from each state and the District of Columbia was chosen in state pageants held from September 2013 to January 2014.

Preliminary roundEdit

Prior to the final telecast, the delegates competed in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swimsuit and evening gown. The preliminary competition took place on June 6, 2014.

FinalsEdit

During the final competition, the top twenty competed in swimsuit and evening gown, and the top five competed in the final question signed up by a panel of judges.

Order of announcementEdit

Top 20Edit

ContestantsEdit

51 contestants were confirmed. The information from Miss USA Official website[5]

State Contestant Hometown Age[a] Height Placement Notes
  Alabama Jesica Warren Ahlberg Birmingham 24 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Top 20
  Alaska Kendall Bautista Eagle River 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Later Miss Alaska 2016
  Arizona Jordan Wessel Phoenix 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Top 20
  Arkansas Helen Wisner Fayetteville 25 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  California Cassandra Kunze San Diego 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Top 10 Miss Photogenic
  Colorado Eleanna Livaditis Centennial 25 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
  Connecticut Desirée Pérez Stamford 26 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
  Delaware Kelsey Miller Wilmington 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 2009
  District of Columbia Ciera Nicole Butts Washington, D.C. 23 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Winner of Last Squad Standing
  Florida Brittany Oldehoff Fort Lauderdale 25 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) 4th Runner-Up Model season 7 of Project Runway
Contestant on The Amazing Race 28 with her teammate Jessica Versteeg
  Georgia Tiana Griggs Monticello 27 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 2nd Runner Up
  Hawaii Moani Hara Honolulu 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Previously Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2007
  Idaho Yvette Bennett Boise 23 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  Illinois Lexi Atkins Champaign 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2010
  Indiana Mekayla Diehl Bristol 25 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Top 20 Later Mrs. America 2018
  Iowa Carlyn Bradarich Iowa City 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 5th Runner-Up Sister of Miss Illinois USA 2010 Ashley Bradarich
Later Miss Illinois World 2015
  Kansas Audrey Banach Kansas City 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  Kentucky Destin Kincer Whitesburg 21 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
  Louisiana Brittany Guidry Houma 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 3rd Runner-Up Previously Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2009
  Maine Samantha Dahlborg Gorham 20 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  Maryland Taylor Burton La Plata 25 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Top 10
  Massachusetts Caroline Lunny Holliston 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Previously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2008
Contestant on season 22 of The Bachelor US, season 5 of Bachelor in Paradise US and season 2 of Bachelor in Paradise Australia
  Michigan Elizabeth Ivezaj Macomb 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
  Minnesota Haley O'Brien Excelsior 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Top 20 Previously Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2010
  Mississippi Chelsea Reardon Southaven 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  Missouri Erica Sturdefant Springfield 23 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Previously Miss Missouri Teen USA 2010
  Montana Kadie Latimer Kalispell 23 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
  Nebraska Amanda Soltero Columbus 22 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Top 20 Previously Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2010
  Nevada Nia Sanchez Las Vegas 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Miss USA 2014
  New Hampshire Bridget Brunet South Hampton 26 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  New Jersey Emily Shah Edison 19 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Top 20
  New Mexico Kamryn Blackwood Farmington 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
  New York Candace Kendall Rochester 25 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Previously Miss New York Teen USA 2006
  North Carolina Olivia Olvera Fayetteville 26 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
  North Dakota Audra Mari Fargo 20 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 1st Runner-Up Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2011
Later Miss World America 2016
  Ohio Madison Gesiotto Massillon 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  Oklahoma Brooklynne Young Norman 19 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Top 20
  Oregon Emma Pelett Portland 25 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
  Pennsylvania Valerie Gatto Pittsburgh 24 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Top 20
  Rhode Island Christina Palavra Providence 19 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Miss Congeniality
  South Carolina Christina Zapolski Charleston 22 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Top 10 Reality contestant of Hunted
  South Dakota Brittney Palmer Brookings 25 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  Tennessee Kristy Landers Niedenfuer Nashville 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Top 20 Later Miss Louisiana World 2015
  Texas Lauren Guzman Laredo 24 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2008
  Utah Angelia Layton Salt Lake City 22 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Previously Miss Utah Teen USA 2010
Contestant on Survivor: Philippines
  Vermont Gina Bernasconi Colchester 19 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
  Virginia Arielle Rosmarino Salem 22 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Top 20 Later Miss Virginia World 2015
  Washington Allyson Rowe Spokane 25 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
  West Virginia Charisse Haislop Parkersburg 24 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
  Wisconsin Bishara Dorre Milwaukee 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Top 10 Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006
Previously Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2007
  Wyoming Lexi Hill Gillette 20 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)

JudgesEdit

Preliminary judges:[6]

Telecast Judges:[6]

Background musicEdit

Historical significanceEdit

International broadcastersEdit

TelevisionEdit

  • United States: NBC
  • Africa: DSTV Mzansi Magic (delayed broadcast)
  • Asia: Star World (delayed broadcast)

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa/news/view/257#.U49-rCjEnN0
  2. ^ http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa/news/view/254#.U5f17nJdUfU
  3. ^ @MissUSA (March 11, 2014). "Any guesses where we are heading?! @realDonaldTrump and I will announce the location of #MissUSA on @thetodayshow this Thursday! Tune in!" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  4. ^ http://www.nola.com/entertainment/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/03/miss_usa_expected_to_be_crowne.html
  5. ^ "Miss USA : Members". Missuniverse.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
  6. ^ a b "Judges". missuniverse.com. Archived from the original on 2014-12-30.
  7. ^ http://www.nola.com/entertainment/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/05/miss_usa_will_feature_florida.html

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