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Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith crowning moment

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The Miss USA organization has finally shared the crowning moment of this year's winner from Kentucky, Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith. The 23-year-old journalist was crowned by Asya Branch of Mississippi during Monday night's glittering final competition in Tulsa, Oklahoma. "I am thrilled and honored to be your Miss USA 2021. I can’t say thank you enough to every single person who has supported me on this journey. Every single comment, every single message, and prayer did not go unnoticed," she shared on her social media page. "To the great state of Kentucky, you will forever have my heart. You believed and loved on me since I was crowned in May and there is no other state I would have wanted to represent on the Miss USA stage," she added. Elle is now heading to Israel where she will represent the USA at the 70th Miss Universe pageant on December 12. Photos: Felipe Espinal / Miss USA

Miss Kentucky USA Elle Smith wins Miss USA 2021

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Miss Kentucky USA Elle Smith bested 50 other contestants to be crowned Miss USA 2021 on Monday, November 29 at the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 23-year-old reporter is a graduate of the University of Kentucky with a degree in broadcast journalism. She is the second woman from the state of Kentucky to win the national competition.  Caitlyn Vogel of North Dakota finished first runner-up while Ashley Carino of Florida and Sydni Bennett of Illinois were named the second and third runners-up, respectively. Maryland's Layilah Nasser, North Carolina's Madison Bryant, South Carolina's Marley Stokes, and Texas' Victoria Hinojosa completed the Top 8 finalists. The rest of the Top 16 semi-finalists were from Kansas, Gracie Hunt, Louisiana, Tanya Crowe, Mississippi, Bailey Anderson, Nebraska, Erika Etzelmiller, South Dakota, Caroline Pettey, Tennessee, Elizabeth Pistole, Utah, JessiKate Riley, and Virginia, Christina Thompson. The new

Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey graces cover of Her World Vietnam's 13th Anniversary issue

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Lindsey Coffey, a Miss Earth who never stopped being a Miss Earth, is the cover story of Her World Vietnam’s 13th Anniversary issue. The American model, activist, and beauty queen who became USA's first-ever Miss Earth winner told the publication about her winning moment, her wonderful reign, and what's next for her after that. Lindsey will relinquish her reign during the virtual Miss Earth 2021 final competition this Sunday, November 21. "Although my reign has come to an end, there is still more work to do. From this point on I will think bigger, speak louder, and love harder. Our potential is limitless," she said. Full interview here: https://bit.ly/3DAcvdh Photographer: Sophie Cécil Xu | Hair: Kia Sterling | Makeup: Seiya Libuchi using M.A.C cosmetics | Stylist: Kevin Parker | Associate stylist: Kerry Scott | Assistant stylist: Ayumi Perry, Devon Moyer | Editor: Vincent Tran | Outfits: Cory Couture & Khang Le | Producer: Cory Couture Productions with FTL Moda

FAVORITES: Miss USA 2021 Top 11 best headshots

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(Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch) Miss USA 2021 will be held on Monday, November 29 at the Paradise Cove Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 70th edition of the competition will be hosted by American TV personality Zuri Hall and Hollywood's top makeup artist Patrick Ta, while media personality Nicole Adamo to serve as a lounge host. At the end of the event, Asya Branch of Mississippi will crown her successor, who will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant. This will be the second consecutive year to be broadcast on FYI, and the first to be streamed live on Hulu. The edition will mark the first year of the competition under Crystle Stewart's directorship. Here are our Top 11 favorite headshots displayed on missusa.com : Arizona California Delaware Florida Kentucky Mississippi North Carolina Pennsylvania South Carolina Tennessee Vermont Special mentions: Illinois, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Ohio

Transgender woman Kataluna Enriquez wins Miss Nevada USA 2021

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Miss Silver State, Kataluna Enriquez, edged out over 20 other contestants to be crowned Miss Nevada USA 2021 in a state competition held on Sunday, June 27 in Las Vegas. The 27-year-old Filipino-American beauty succeeds last year's winner Victoria Olona of Paradise. She will represent the state of Nevada at the Miss USA 2021 pageant in Tulsa, Oklahoma this November. Kataluna has made history by becoming the first ever transgender woman to compete at Miss USA. Photos: Kataluna Enriquez / Instagram

Olivia Culpo steals the show with her looks at 69th Miss Universe pageant

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For the former Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, hosting the 69th Miss Universe pageant last Sunday, May 14 in Hollywood, Florida was "nostalgia overload." "So crazy how life comes full circle like this. I feel very very lucky," she shared online along with photos taken from the prestigious event. "I will always have the deepest gratitude for what my experience as Miss Universe taught me and it's an honor to be back as a host this year," she said. The 29-year-old beauty stole the show with stunning looks in exquisite gowns by Zuhair Murad, NERVI, and Valentino. Olivia was crowned Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada prior to becoming a fashion influencer and social media personality. She has also appeared in several films and television shows. Photos: Olivia Culpo / Instagram

Miss Kansas USA 2021 is Gracie Hunt

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Gracie Hunt, representing Kansas City, was crowned Miss Kansas USA 2021 in a glittering competition held on Sunday, April 11 at the B&B Live Performing Arts Theatre in Shawnee. The 21-year-old works in marketing and development for the Kansas City Chiefs and currently pursuing her master’s in sport management from the University of Kansas. She is a global ambassador for Special Olympics, a certified health and fitness coach with Celiac disease, and founded the nonprofit Breaking Barriers Through Sports in 2016 to aid the disadvantaged and promote respect and inclusion worldwide. Gracie succeeds Hayden Brax and will now prepare to represent her state at the Miss USA 2021 pageant. The new Miss Kansas USA is the daughter of Chiefs CEO Clark Hunt and former titleholder Tavia Shackles, who finished as a runner-up in Miss USA 1993. "I cannot put into words how honored I am to join the VANBROS family and Miss Kansas USA legacy & represent the amazing state of Kansas," she po

Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2021 beauties crowned

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Marley Stokes was crowned Miss South Carolina USA 2021 in a glittering competition held last Saturday, March 6 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The 23-year-old former Miss South Carolina Teen USA from Lexington is a model, professional makeup artist, and a licensed phlebotomist. She placed second runner-up in Miss Teen USA 2016. Another winner at the venue is a 17-year-old native of Easley, Augusta Roach, who took home the title of Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2021. She is a senior in high school who plans to study mass communications at the University of South Carolina Honors College. Marley and Augusta will represent South Carolina at the 2021 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, respectively. Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2021 Augusta Roach Miss South Carolina USA 2021 Marley Stokes Photos: Miss South Carolina USA

Mississippi's Asya Branch crowned Miss USA 2020

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Miss Mississippi USA, Asya Branch, was crowned Miss USA 2020 in a national competition held at Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee on Monday, November 9. The 22-year-old entrepreneur who hails from Booneville succeeded Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina. She became the first-ever black woman to represent Mississippi at Miss USA and the first-ever national winner from her state. Idaho's Kim Layne was named first runner-up and Oklahoma's Mariah Davis finished second runner-up. Alexis Lete of Indiana and Kelly Hutchinson of Alabama were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Allyshia Gupta (California), Samantha Neyland (Hawaii), Olivia Pura (Illinois), Gina Mellish (New Jersey), and Andreia Gibau (New York) were the rest of the Top 10 while Cierra Jackson (District of Columbia), Alyssa Beasley (Georgia), Mariah Clayton (Louisiana), Megan Renee Kelly (Missouri), Victoria Olona (Nevada), and Sthephanie Miranda (Ohio) completed the Top 16. The 69th Miss USA page