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Miss Teen Universe 2022 is Morgan Claycomb of the USA

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USA's Morgan Claycomb was crowned Miss Teen Universe 2022 in a glittering competition held at Teatro Nacional Rubén Darío in Managua, Nicaragua on Thursday, May 5. The 17-year-old beauty from Venice, Florida triumphed over 29 other contestants to win her international title. She succeeds last year's winner from Curacao, Rigene Isenia. "What an unbelievably journey! I have a list of thank yous coming that is about 10 miles long because so many of you wear this crown with me but for right now, I just want to say how grateful and honored I am to have received so much love and support from not only back home but from around the globe and I’m humbled to be YOUR queen," she shared on social media after her victory. Mexico's Danna Vega and Nicaragua's Fernanda Rayo were the first and second runners-up, respectively. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Miss Teen Universe (@teenuniverseint) Photos: Miss Teen Universe / Instagram

Miss Mississippi USA 2022 is Hailey White of Southern Magnolia

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Miss Southern Magnolia, Hailey White, bested 43 other contestants to be crowned Miss Mississippi USA 2022 in a glittering state competition held on Saturday, April 2 at the Pearl River Resort in Choctaw, Mississippi. The 23-year-old beauty from Hattiesburg succeeds last year's winner, Bailey Anderson. She will represent the southern state at the Miss USA 2022 national pageant. Hanna Perrigin of Lowndes County was named the first runner-up while Michaela Lian from South Mississippi finished as the second runner-up. Lauderdale County's Sydney Russel and Heart of Oxford's Maggie Ulmer were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. The newly crowned Miss Mississippi USA took to social media to share that winning her title was a dream and she is so proud to wear Mississippi across her chest and represent such an amazing state. "It is such a humbling experience to be chosen from the amazing group of women I spent the past several days getting to know. I hope to make eve

Miss North Carolina USA 2022 is Morgan Romano

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Concord resident, Morgan Romano, has been crowned Miss North Carolina USA 2022 in a state competition held at High Point Theater on Saturday, January 29. The 23-year-old beauty holds a degree in chemical engineering and currently working as an application engineer at R.E. Mason in Charlotte. According to her bio, she has a passion for STEM education for children and spends her free time volunteering with Project Scientist, an after-school program that provides a high-quality STEM curriculum to young girls. During her year, Morgan plans on expanding her initiative “Outside the Box”, which provides science kits to classrooms, children’s hospitals, libraries, and to students in need. It also focuses on spreading the message that it is okay to fully embrace who you are, no matter what that may be and she hopes to set that example by wearing the Miss North Carolina USA crown and being a woman in STEM. The new Miss North Carolina USA succeeded last year's winner Madison Bryant and will n

Former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst passes away, sister queens shared memories and condolences

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Sad news shocked the entire pageant community after the tragic passing of Cheslie Kryst, an Emmy Award-nominated "Extra" correspondent, and a former Miss USA winner. According to reports, the 30-year-old jumped off a high-rise apartment building in Midtown Manhattan, New York, and her lifeless body was found on Sunday morning. "In devastation and great sorrow, we share the passing of our beloved Cheslie," her family shared in a statement. "Her great light was one that inspired others around the world with her beauty and strength. She cared, she loved, she laughed and she shined." Cheslie was crowned Miss USA 2019 while representing North Carolina and went on to compete at the Miss Universe 2019 pageant in Atlanta, Georgia where she placed in the Top 10. Before her death, she posted a photo on social media with the caption "May this day bring you rest and peace" and a heart emoji. The Miss Universe and Miss USA Organizations are devastated to lear

Miss Earth USA 2022 is Natalia Salmon of Pennsylvania

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Natalia Salmon, representing Pennsylvania, was crowned Miss Earth USA 2022 in a national final held on Saturday, January 8 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The 22-year-old architecture and real estate development graduate from the University of Maryland College Park bested 50 other beauties to win the national competition. She succeeds last year's winner and Miss Earth Air 2021, Marisa Butler. District of Columbia's Faith Porter was named Miss Earth USA Air while Connecticut's Brielle Simmons, North Carolina's Hannah Welborn-Lewis, and Oklahoma's Emma Loney clinched the titles Miss Earth USA Water, Miss Earth USA Fire, and Miss Earth USA Eco, respectively. The new Miss Earth USA, who will represent her country at the Miss Earth 2022 international pageant later this year, is a mental health advocate and active community volunteer. She founded Squad Limitless to help younger generations become more self-aware and raise self-confidence by bui

Miss Earth USA 2022 to be crowned in Orlando this January

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Televised national competition presented by AquaGoat will be attended by three most recent Miss Earth winners on January 8, Includes presentation of new national crown Washington, D.C. – A new USA representative for Miss Earth will be crowned on Saturday, January 8 at the Linda Chapin Theater located in the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida. Nearly 150 state and regional delegates will attend pageant activities hosted by the Rosen Centre Hotel. Known as Beauties for a Cause®, Miss Earth® empowers women through community leadership, eco-tourism, and environmental education. Miss Earth is known as the planet’s most relevant beauty event, drawing nearly 100 national representatives each year to compete at international festivities based in the Philippines. Presented by AquaGoat, the Miss Earth USA® final coronation will broadcast live on the VIP Pageantry channel available on mobile devices worldwide, Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. Additional events during the week inc

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