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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 World 2021 Top 40: Puerto Rico, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam

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The Miss World 2021 Top 40 will return to Puerto Rico to compete for the 70th Miss World final at the José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum in San Juan on March 16. Meet the semi-finalists from Puerto Rico, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Venezuela, and Vietnam: PUERTO RICO - Aryam Diaz - Aryam is studying Journalism and is currently working as a TV Presenter and a Model, she would like to pursue a Master’s Degree and work as a TV Journalist. She enjoys writing poetry and enjoys telling stories, reading, and traveling around Puerto Rico. Her favorite film is ‘Avatar’ and she enjoys listening to Electronic and Jazz music. Aryam’s Beauty with a Purpose “Para esto Naci” (I was Born For This) works with low-income children in Puerto Rico, most of whom are orphans or children without family support. The children are offered free courses in self-esteem, catwalk, crafts, diction, acting, and photography. Aryam’s goal is to teach children a sense of responsibility, toleranc

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

Mrs. American Shaylyn Ford wins Mrs. World 2021 in Las Vegas

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Mrs. American Shaylyn Ford was crowned Mrs. World 2021 in a glittering competition held at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Nevada on Saturday, January 15. The 37-year-old hair and makeup artist from Ohio bested over 50 other contestants to win her international beauty title. She succeeds Kate Galligan Schneider of Ireland. Jaclyn Nesheiwat Stapp of Jordan and Debanjali Kamstra of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) were the first and second runners-up, respectively. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Official Mrs. American (@mrsamericanofficial) View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Official Mrs. World Page (@mrsworldpageant) Source: Mrs. American, Mrs. World / Instagram

Miss Earth 2022: Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, USA and Venezuela

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The Miss Earth organizers started releasing information on its national titleholders and official delegates who will be vying for the Miss Earth 2022 title. Meet the delegates from the Dominican Republic, USA, and Venezuela: Nieves Marcano, 25 years old, is the winner of the Miss Earth Dominican Republic 2021 pageant, and the Caribbean nation’s representative to Miss Earth 2022. She is a model, interior designer, actor, and host. The 2022 Miss Earth USA title was awarded to Natalia Salmon, an Asset Services Intern. She is the founder of Squad Limitless, an organization dedicated to working with children and young adults to empower them to discover their true identities and realize their full potential via developing their emotional intelligence. In addition, she is a certified Climate Reality Leader, a LEED Green Associate Certification, and a Crisis Text Counselor. Miss Earth Venezuela 2022 is Elizabeth Gasiba. She is 24 years old and is a dentistry student, model, PADI certified dive

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

Florida's Breanna Myles wins Miss Teen USA 2021

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Florida's Breanna Myles bested 50 other teen contestants to win the 39th Miss Teen USA pageant on Saturday, November 27 at the Paradise Cover Theater of River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The 18-year-old beauty succeeds Hawaii's Kiʻilani Arruda. She is the first-ever Miss Florida Teen USA to win the Miss Teen USA national competition. Hannah Gilliard of the District of Columbia was named first runner-up while Landry Davis of Texas finished second runner-up. Pennsylvania's Yvonne Burke and Utah's Ayzjiahna Wood were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Completing the Top 16 semi-finalists were the representatives of California, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, South Carolina, Wisconsin, and Wyoming. The new Miss Teen USA was born in Kentucky to a Dominican mother and African-American father and moved to Florida at age seven. She was raised in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and graduated from high school in 2021, with a

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

Reigning Miss Earth queens Lindsey Coffey and Stephany Zreik visit Greece

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The reigning Miss Earth queens were invited to visit Greece from September 29 to October 2 for a series of activities with the Star GS Hellas pageant. Besides gracing the coronation night of the Greek national pageant, Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey from the USA and Miss Earth Air 2020 Stephany Zreik from Venezuela also enjoyed sightseeing around the beautiful southeastern European country. Greece is known for its ancient history and magnificent temples, and it's often called the cradle of Western civilization. It is also the birthplace of democracy and the Olympic Games. Lindsey and Stephany will relinquish their reigns at the culmination of the Miss Earth 2021 virtual competition later this year. Photos: Miss Earth Organization

Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey visits Guatemala

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Miss Guatemala Organization has welcomed the reigning Miss Earth Lindsey Coffey of the United States in Guatemala City this week. Lindsey has arrived in the Central American country to be the special guest of honor in the coronation of the new Miss Earth Guatemala. Miss Earth Guatemala 2021, who will succeed last year's titleholder Gabriela Castillo, will represent the land of eternal spring and the cradle of the Mayan empire at the next Miss Earth pageant whose date and venue are yet to be announced. This is Lindsey's second official visit abroad since winning the virtual Miss Earth 2020 pageant in November last year. She was in Brussels, Belgium last June together with the reigning Miss Earth-Fire Michala Rubinstein of Denmark. Photo: Miss Guatemala Organization

Miss Supranational USA 2021 is Sophia Acosta

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Miss Florida, Sophia Acosta, bested 16 other contestants to win the title of Miss Supranational USA 2021 in a national competition held last June 19 in Rosemont, Illinois. The runners-up were Felicity Véliz, Natalie Iman Duvalsaint, Devon Caleyy and Alexis Orozco. Sophia is expected to represent the United States at the Miss Supranational 2022 pageant to be held in Poland. "I have no words to express how blessed and honored I feel after being crowned Miss Supranational USA. It has been a long journey of hard work, dedication, and determination. I have been preparing for this moment for years," she said. At the end of the event, Miss Supranational USA 2019 Regina Gray of Milwaukee, Wisconsin graciously crowned the new winner. Photo: Miss Supranational USA

Miss U.S. International 2021 is Corrin Stellakis

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Miss New York, Corrin Stellakis, was crowned Miss U.S. International 2021 in a national competition held last Friday, June 25 in Kissimmee, Florida. The 24-year-old makeup artist, entrepreneur, pageant coach and personal trainer succeeded last year's winner, Maritsa Platis. Corrin is no stranger to pageantry as she previously held the title of Miss Earth United States, went on to compete in the Miss Earth 2016 pageant in the Philippines and later on was appointed as Miss Earth - Fire 2016. The new Miss U.S. International is expected to represent her country at the Miss International 2022 pageant in Japan. "This is still surreal. I feel so beyond blessed. Thank you to all of my supporters and sponsors," she posted online. Photos: Miss U.S. International / Facebook

Miss Grand United States 2021 is Madison Lynn Callaghan

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Madison Lynn Callaghan of North Carolina was crowned Miss Grand United States of America 2021 in a national competition held on Sunday, June 22 in Rosemont, Illinois. The 25-year-old entrepreneur succeeds Abena Appiah and will represent the USA at the Miss Grand International 2021 pageant, whose date and venue are yet to be announced. Taylor Gipson was named first runner-up while Gennesis Padron was the second runner-up. Sydney Rose and Emily Argo were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. "I don't even know where to begin, I am so overwhelmed with thankfulness to be part of this amazing Grand community," Madison shared on her social media page. Photos: Miss Grand International