Miss Grand United States 2023 is Sthephanie Marie Miranda

Great Lakes' Sthephanie Marie Miranda bested over 20 other competitors to be crowned Miss Grand United States 2023 on Thursday, August 17 at the Copernicus Center in Chicago, Illinois.

The 29-year-old Puerto Rican influencer, YouTuber, and entrepreneur will now prepare to represent the United States of America at Miss Grand International 2023 in Vietnam this October. She succeeds last year's titleholder Emily Rose DeMure.

Samantha Catherine Keaton of Illinois was named first runner-up while Rachel Slawson of New York, Francie Millan of Texas and Mazzy Eckel of Washington were the second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 10 were Ivana Valentina Garcia of Florida, Kennedy Thomas of Georgia, Eboné Marie Jimerson of Pennsylvania and Maxine Cesar of Tri-state.

The new Miss Grand United States is no stranger to pageantry, having won Miss Ohio USA 2020 and placed in the Top 16 at Miss USA. She was also in the Top 5 at Miss Universe Puerto Rico 2021 and first runner-up at Nuestra Belleza Puerto Rico 2023.

"I'm speechless. I'm so excited to be able to represent my country, my Latinos, and everyone that's been behind me since day one — you guys know who you are. I'm here, I'm ready, and with the team of H&I Grand Productions I know we're gonna get it," she said after winning last night's competition.

Photos: Edgar Ovalle / Miss Grand United States, Derek J. Alvarado Muñoz / Instagram


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