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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

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

Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffee visits Belgium

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Miss Earth 2020 Lindsey Coffey has arrived in Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday, June 22 for her first official international tour since winning her title. The American beauty was invited by the Miss Exclusive organization headed by Ken Stevens, a Belgian franchise holder for the Miss Earth pageant. Lindsey was graciously welcomed at the airport by last year's Miss Earth Belgium Kimbery Bosman. She was then taken to her accommodation at the Manos Premier luxury hotel, which is just off fashionable Avenue Louise and in walking distance to the city center. The reigning queen will grace the final competition of Miss Exclusive 2021 (Miss Earth Belgium) on June 26, whose winner will represent Belgium at Miss Earth 2021 later this year. Photos: Miss Exclusive

Shivali Patel replaces Madeleine Overby as Miss Supranational USA 2020

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A 24-year-old beauty of Indian descent from North Carolina, Shivali Patel, was officially announced as the new Miss Supranational USA 2020 on Tuesday, June 15. The e-commerce executive and author assumed the national title after Madeleine Overby made the difficult decision to step down and relinquish her duties. Shivali is no stranger to pageantry as she has previously joined the Miss World America pageant twice and placed as runner-up. She will now prepare to compete for the coveted title of Miss Supranational 2021 this August in Nowy Sacz, Malopolska, Poland. "When I was five years old, my mum and dad thought it would be a wonderful bonding experience to compete in a pageant. Little did I know that nearly twenty years later, I would go on to owe a great deal of the woman I would become today to that same incredible world," she posted on social media. Photo: King Aaron Photography

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

Mister Supranational USA 2021 is Felix Martin II of Florida

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Florida representative Felix Martin II was named Mister Supranational USA 2021 in a national competition held last Friday, May 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 31-year-old fitness coach and commercial model from Hollywood beat 19 other contestants to win the national title. Cayman Cardiff of Utah was the first runner-up while Kendall Jo of California was the second runner-up. Hector Mosqueda of Nevada and Marc Mansour of District of Columbia were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Felix succeeded the last national winner and the current Mister Supranational Nate Crnkovich. He will represent the United States at the Mister Supranational 2021 competition this August in Nowy Sacz (Malopolska), Poland. Photos: Reflex Photography STL