Miss USA 2018 was the 67th Miss USA pageant. It was held on May 21, 2018 at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey hosted for the first time, while Carson Kressley and Lu Sierra served as commentators.[1] Additionally, it featured performances by 98 Degrees and Lee Brice.[2] Kára McCullough of District of Columbia crowned her successor Sarah Rose Summers of Nebraska at the end of the event, becoming the first woman from her state to win the title. Summers represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok, and placed in the top 20.

Miss USA 2018
Sarah Rose Summers 2018.jpg
Sarah Rose Summers, Miss USA 2018
DateMay 21, 2018
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueHirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerSarah Rose Summers
 Nebraska
CongenialityCallie Bishop
 Wyoming
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The pageant was held at the same venue that was used for Miss USA 1997.[3]

For the first time, the Miss Teen USA 2018 pageant was held concurrently, with the finals of the Teen competition being held just prior to the Miss USA competition.[4]

Contestants in the 2018 Miss USA pageant visit Barksdale Air Force Base
Miss USA 2018 results.

BackgroundEdit

LocationEdit

On March 19, 2018, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) confirmed that the pageant would be held on May 21 at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana, this was the fifth time Louisiana hosting the pageant, and Shreveport was hosted twice, in 1997 and 1998. At the same time, it was announced Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey would be hosting the event.[1]

Selection of participantsEdit

Delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia were selected in state pageants held between September 2017 and January 2018. Texas was initially to be the first pageant that was originally scheduled on September 3, 2017, but was pushed to January 6, 2018 due to Hurricane Harvey hit that pageant's host city, Houston. However, Illinois was actually the first pageant of the 2018 edition held on September 4, 2017. The final pageants were Kentucky and New Mexico, held on January 28, 2018. Ten of them were former Miss Teen USA state winners, three of them were former Miss America state winners and one was former Miss World Puerto Rico who competed in Miss World 2014.

ResultsEdit

Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2018
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10
Top 15

§ – Winner of the fan vote

Special awardEdit

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality[5]

PageantEdit

Preliminary roundEdit

Prior to the final competition, the delegates competed in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swim wear and evening gown and was held on May 17, hosted by Erin Lim and Kára McCullough.[6]

FinalsEdit

Much like in recent years, the contestants were increased back to 15 semifinalists, from 2016. In the final competition, the top 15 competed in swim wear, while the top 10 also competed in evening gown. The top five also competed in a question round against current affairs, while the final three also competed in the final question round and a final runway, and the winner was decided by a panel of judges alongside the two runners-up.

JudgesEdit

ContestantsEdit

Contestant stats provided via the Miss Universe Organization.[9]

State Contestant Age[a] Height Hometown Placement Notes
  Alabama Hannah Brown[10] 23 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Tuscaloosa Contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor, star of season 15 of The Bachelorette, and winner of season 28 of Dancing with the Stars
  Alaska Brooke Johnson[11] 25 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Anchorage
  Arizona Nicole Smith 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Phoenix
  Arkansas Lauren Weaver[12] 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Greenwood Previously Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2014
  California Kelley Johnson[13] 25 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) Hermosa Beach Top 10 Previously Miss Colorado 2015
  Colorado Chloe Brown[14] 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Grand Junction Previously Miss Colorado Teen USA 2013
  Connecticut Jamie Hughes[15] 27 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Stamford
  Delaware Sierra Wright 20 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Wilmington Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 2015
  District of Columbia Bryce Armstrong 21 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Washington, D.C.
  Florida Génesis Dávila[16] 27 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Miami Top 5 Previously Miss World Puerto Rico 2014. Originally crowned Miss Florida USA 2017, but was later dethroned[17]
  Georgia Marianny Egurrola[18] 25 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Buford Top 10
  Hawaii Julianne Chu[19] 26 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Honolulu Previously Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2010
  Idaho Téa Draganović[20] 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Boise
  Illinois Karolina Jasko[21] 20 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Franklin Park
  Indiana Darrian Arch[22] 23 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Chesterton Previously Miss Indiana Teen USA 2013
  Iowa Jenny Valliere[23] 27 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Cedar Rapids
  Kansas Melanie Shaner[24] 20 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Overland Park Previously Miss Kansas Teen USA 2015
  Kentucky Braea Tilford[25] 25 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Louisville
  Louisiana Lauren Vizza[26] 28 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Shreveport Previously Miss Louisiana 2012
  Maine Marina Gray[27] 22 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Mount Desert Island Top 10
  Maryland Brittinay Nicolette[28] 26 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Fallston Top 15
  Massachusetts Allissa Latham[29] 27 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Lowell Top 15
  Michigan Elizabeth Johnson[30] 25 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Detroit Top 15
  Minnesota Kalie Wright[31] 25 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Eagle Bend Previously National Sweetheart 2014 and Miss Idaho 2015[32]
  Mississippi Laine Mansour 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Tupelo
  Missouri Tori Kruse[33] 27 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Camdenton
  Montana Dani Walker[34] 28 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Billings
  Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers[35] 23 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Omaha Miss USA 2018 Previously Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012
  Nevada Carolina Urrea[36] 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Las Vegas 2nd runner-up Contestant in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 and 2015
  New Hampshire Michelle McEwan[37] 25 5 ft 4 in (1.63 m) Harrisville
  New Jersey Alexa Noone[38] 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Bayonne Top 10
  New Mexico Kristen Leyva[39] 23 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Las Cruces
  New York Genesis Suero 26 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Brooklyn
  North Carolina Caelynn Miller-Keyes[40] 22 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Asheville 1st runner-up Previously Miss Virginia Teen USA 2013. Contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor and season six of Bachelor in Paradise
  North Dakota Abigail Pogatshnik[41] 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Bismarck
  Ohio Deneen Penn[42] 20 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Cortland
  Oklahoma Cheyene Darling 20 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Edmond
  Oregon Toneata Morgan[43] 21 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Coquille Top 15
  Pennsylvania Olivia Suchko[44] 22 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Belle Vernon
  Rhode Island Daescia DeMoranville[45] 22 5 ft 5 in (1.65 m) Johnston
  South Carolina Tori Sizemore[46] 22 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Anderson Previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2013[47]
  South Dakota Madison Nipe[48] 21 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) Madison Top 5
  Tennessee Alexandra Harper[49] 25 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Nashville Top 10 Daughter of Miss Tennessee USA 1981, Sharon Kay Steakly
  Texas Logan Lester[50] 23 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) Houston Top 15
  Utah Narine Ishhanov 24 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Salt Lake City
  Vermont Maia-Jena Allo[51] 20 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Colchester
  Virginia Ashley Vollrath[52] 22 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Blacksburg
  Washington Abigail Hill[53] 20 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Enumclaw
  West Virginia Casey Lassiter[54] 21 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m) Spencer
  Wisconsin Regina Gray[55] 27 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) Milwaukee Later Miss Surpanational USA 2019
  Wyoming Callie Bishop[56] 28 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m) Laramie Previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2008

International broadcastersEdit

TelevisionEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

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