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Former Miss Michigan USA Taylor Hale named winner of 'Big Brother 24'

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Just in case you missed it, former Miss Michigan USA Taylor Hale won "Big Brother 24" and a total cash prize of $800,000 during its season 24 finale on Sunday, September 25 on CBS. The 27-year-old beauty from West Bloomfield made history twice in one night by becoming the first-ever black woman to win the American television reality competition show and at the same time the first-ever winner to be named America's Favorite Player (AFP). Taylor was crowned Miss Michigan USA 2021 and went on to represent the state of Michigan at the 70th Miss USA on November 29 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She failed to make it to the Top 16 but she bagged the Miss Congeniality award. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Taylor Mackenzie Dickens Hale (@thetaylormack) Photos: @thetaylormack , @carlosvelezstudios / Instagram

Miss USA 2022 kicks off and here's how to watch livestream

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Miss USA 2022 pageant has officially kicked off in “The Biggest Little City in the World” with the contestants already checked in and ready to slay the competition. Along with Miss Teen USA 2022, the highly anticipated annual event with the motto "Pageantry Reimagined" is taking place at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno Tahoe, Nevada. As reported earlier, the venue was chosen to honor the late former Miss USA Cheslie Kryst and her legacy as this is the same place where she was crowned in 2019. The Miss USA Organization (The Miss Brand Corp.) headed by Crystle Stewart (Miss USA 2008) has also just announced the launch of its streaming service so fans can watch the live shows on a pay per view basis comfortably at home. While Miss USA 2022 final will be broadcast exclusively on FYI and Hulu Live, the Costume Show, Preliminary Competition, and the Miss Teen USA 2022 final can be watched online. Here is the schedule of events:   September 29 - Miss Teen USA 2022 Costum

Miss USA 2022 contestants depart for Reno, Nevada

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After months of preparations, the Miss USA 2022 contestants are finally on their way to Reno, Nevada for the upcoming national competition. This year's venue, the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino welcomes 51 of the country's most beautiful and talented young women representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Apart from the opportunity to represent the USA at the 71st Miss Universe in New Orleans this January, fantastic prizes also await the winner including a six-figure salary, a fully furnished condo, a luxury car, and more. Miss USA 2022 will air live on FYI and Hulu Live on October 3 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. American entertainment reporter and TV personality Zuri Hall will host the final show with Julissa Bermudez and Micah Jesse. Who will succeed Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith? Don't forget to vote for People's Choice and help your favorite advance to the Top 16 by voting on the official website missusa.com . Here are some of the contestants in their departures: Ph

Filipino-Danish Michelle Thorlund to represent USA at Miss Intercontinental 2022

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Filipino-Danish beauty Michelle Thorlund will represent the United States of America in the upcoming 50th Miss Intercontinental pageant. The 25-year-old professional model from Orange County, California was born in the US to a Danish father and a Filipina mother. She is no stranger to pageantry, having joined Mutya Pilipinas in 2016 where she was one of the Top 3, and Miss World Philippines 2019 where she placed in the Top 12. As a US-born mixed-race woman, Michelle takes pride in both her heritage and nationality. "To me, it is so beautiful to represent the United States of America where people from all backgrounds and cultures live together while also celebrating their roots," she said in her bio for Miss Intercontinental . Fun facts about her include a special talent for playing classical piano. She loves classical music and two of her favorite composers are Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. At the age of 18, she pursued a modeling career, traveled around for it, and appeared on

FAVORITES: Miss Teen USA 2022 Top 10 favorite headshots

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One lucky teen will walk away with the title of Miss Teen USA 2022 on Saturday, October 1 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. You can view the official headshots of this year's 51 contestants on the Miss Teen USA official website, where you can also vote your favorites. The contestant with the highest number of votes will get a spot in the Top 16. Based entirely on their headshots, here are our Top 10 favorites: Arizona - Maya Denise Gaskin California - Cassidy Hill Colorado - Chloe Fisher Florida - Alyssa Khan Kansas - Gracie Hendrickson Maine - Madisson Higgins Minnesota - Ava Ernst North Carolina - Gabby Ortega North Dakota - Berkley Lundeen Utah - Maizy Abbott Special mentions: Alabama, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Mississippi Photos: Grant Foto / Miss Teen USA

Miss Teen USA 2022 will be crowned on October 1

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Miss Teen USA 2022, the 40th edition of the annual Miss Teen USA pageant, will be held on October 1 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. At the culmination of the event, last year's winner Breanna Myles of Florida will crown her successor among 51 teens representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Like the Miss USA pageant on October 3, Miss Teen USA is produced by The Miss Brand Corporation, under the leadership of Crystle Stewart. This year's venue, which was announced in July, was chosen to honor Cheslie Kryst's memory and keep her legacy alive, as this is where she was crowned Miss USA in 2019. Here are the names of the 51 contestants vying for the coveted title: Alabama  - Annalee Story, 18, Auburn Alaska  - Madison Hines, 16, Eagle River Arizona  - Maya Denise Gaskin, 16, Phoenix Arkansas  - Allie Shanks, 17, White River California  - Cassidy Hill, 18, Newport Beach Colorado  - Chloe Fisher, 18, Sterling Connecticut  - Mya Xeller, 18, New Haven Dela

FAVORITES: Miss USA 2022 Top 10 favorite headshots

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Few more weeks to go before we find out who will be Miss USA 2022. So far, the contestants are complete, all 51 of them, and their official headshots have been released, but the most exciting parts are yet to come, very soon! Haven't voted for your favorite yet? If so, head over to missusa.com and pick your favorite to advance to the final Top 16. Who knows, you could be helping a contestant fulfill her destiny. After carefully looking at all their headshots, we came up with our own list of favorites, and narrowing down 51 equally stunning faces to only 10 was definitely no easy task. Meet our Top 10 favorites: Arizona - Isabel Ticlo Delaware - Grace Lange District of Columbia - Faith Porter Kansas - Elyse Noe Mississippi - Hailey White Nebraska - Natalie Pieper New Hampshire - Camila Sacco New Jersey - Alexandra Lakhman North Carolina - Morgan Romano Vermont - Kelsey Golonka Special mentions: Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, New Mexico, Utah, Washington Miss USA 2022 will air live

Miss US International 2022 is Kenyatta Beazer

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Kenyatta Beazer, representing the Northeast, was crowned Miss US International 2022 last month at Avanti Palms Resort and Conference Center in Orlando, Florida. The 25-year-old model and chemistry student at Towson University hails from Baltimore City County, Maryland. She is expected to represent the USA at Miss International 2023. "I am so honored, and forever grateful for the opportunity to serve my community and my country," she wrote in a statement on social media after winning her title. Last year's winner Corrin Stellakis, who relinquished her reign at the end of the event, will compete in Miss International 2022 this December in Japan. The new Miss US International is no stranger to pageantry. She represented Maryland at Miss World America 2019 and placed in the Top 25. In 2021, she was named Miss US Tourism International and participated in the virtual edition of the Miss Tourism International pageant which is based in Malaysia. View this post on Instagra

Miss USA 2022 contestants' headshots are officially out, vote for your favorites

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Miss USA Organization has officially released the headshots of the contestants vying for the coveted title of Miss USA 2022. The 51 beauties dipped into the water and posed in their wet looks for Houston-based fashion and beauty photographer Grant Foto. To see all the contestants' headshots and vote for your favorites, just go to the Miss USA official website . The People’s Choice winner will automatically advance to the Top 16 during the final show. Miss USA 2022 will air live from the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada on FYI and Hulu Live TV on October 3 at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. Photo: Miss USA

Miss USA 2022 will be held in Reno, Nevada on October 3

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The 71st edition of the Miss USA pageant will be held on October 3 at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. Produced by The Miss Brand Corporation, under the leadership of Crystle Stewart, this year's competition will go back to the same place where Cheslie Kryst was crowned in 2019. The venue was chosen to honor the beauty queen-turned lawyer whose tragic passing at the age of 30 last January shocked the entire pageant community.  Miss USA 2022 will air live on FYI and Hulu Live TV at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. The delegates from all 50 states and the District of Columbia have already been selected. One of them will succeed Elle Smith of Kentucky and represent the USA at Miss Universe 2022. Here are the 51 contestants vying for the national title: Miss Alabama USA - Katelyn Vinson Miss Alaska USA - Courtney Schuman Miss Arizona USA - Isabel Ticlo Miss Arkansas USA - Rylie Wagner Miss California USA - Tiffany Johnson Miss Colorado USA - Alexis Glover Miss Connecticut US

Brielle Simmons replaces Natalia Salmon as Miss Earth USA 2022

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Miss Connecticut Earth, Brielle Simmons, who was a Top 4 finalist and was named Miss Earth USA - Water during the national competition held earlier this year, has been appointed as the new Miss Earth USA 2022. The 21-year-old student at St. John's University in New York majoring in legal studies with a focus on environmental law took over the title from Natalia Salmon for unknown reasons. Miss Earth USA organization made the official announcement last month. Brielle is the co-founder of Bringing Me Sunshine, a non-profit dedicated to combating homelessness and poverty, by providing environmental resources to children and families. She has earned the Presidential Bronze Service Award and is a member of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. To decrease her carbon footprint, she embraces a vegetarian lifestyle, shops locally, and rather walks than drives. She has spent her volunteer hours with Casey Trees planting trees in her nation’s capital and with the Anacostia Watershed Society clean

Miss Texas USA 2022 is R'Bonney Gabriel

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Fashion designer and model R'Bonney Gabriel was crowned Miss Texas USA 2022 at Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel on Saturday, July 2. The 28-year-old Friendswood representative became the first-ever Filipina woman to win the state title. She also joined last year and finished as first runner-up to Victoria Hinojosa. Sydni Leonard, Allie Drake, Lluvia Alzate, and Gisela Contreras were the first, second, third, and fourth runners-up, respectively. "My heart is filled with joy," the new Miss Texas USA wrote in a statement on social media. "It's an honor to become Miss Texas USA 2022. I want to thank everyone involved in this special time! I have so much gratitude for your support," she added. R'Bonney will represent Texas in Miss USA 2022 while another winner Miss Texas Teen USA 2022 Chanel Williams will go to Miss Teen USA 2022. The final date and venue for the national competitions are yet to be announced. View this post on Instagram A pos

Miss New York USA 2022 is Heather Nunez

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Miss Sugar Hill, Heather Nunez, was crowned Miss New York USA 2022 in a glittering state competition held Friday, June 4 at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls. Originally from the Dominican Republic, the 26-year-old beauty who holds a degree in criminal justice grew up in New York City. Before finally winning her state title, she only placed as runner-up during the past two editions of Miss New York USA. "I am representing survivors of domestic violence, all the hard work I’ve accomplished was for you. So that you can see me and feel hope. We aren’t afraid to use our voice and we aren’t victims. We are survivors," she shared on social media before the competition. Last year's titleholder, Briana Siaca, relinquished her reign and crowned her successor at the end of the event. Heather will now prepare to represent New York at the national Miss USA 2022 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. View this post on Instagram

Miss Florida USA 2022 is Taylor Fulford

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Miss Okeechobee USA, Taylor Fulford, was crowned Miss Florida USA 2022 in a state pageant held at Coral Springs Center for the Arts on Sunday, May 29. The 27-year-old life sciences graduate of the University of Florida and a teacher won her state title after trying for several years. She is the director and founder of Fit2BeYou and Crowns for a Cure. "Today I will compete for the title of [Miss Florida USA] for the last time. This journey I will always cherish for a lifetime and I wouldn’t change one thing regardless of the outcome because it has made me the person I am today," she wrote on social media before winning the competition. "No matter what challenges you may face that you can still pursue your wildest dreams," she added. Palm Coast's Sara Zeng and Lake Nona's Shakera Quince were the first and second runners-up, respectively, while West Delray Beach's Victoria DiSorbo, Homosassa's Caroline Dixon, and Central Delray Beach's Amy Rosado co

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