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New Jersey's Trenette Norris wins Mrs. American 2022

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Mrs. New Jersey American, Trenette Norris, has been crowned Mrs. American 2022 on Friday, August 19 at the West Gate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Nevada. Krisdee Clark of South Carolina and Stephanie Brode of Ohio were the first and second runners-up, respectively. The representatives of Arizona, Tennessee, and North Carolina completed the Top 6. The new Mrs. American is a licensed international travel agent and a small business owner. She succeeds last year's titleholder, Rhonda Wofford. Trenette holds a bachelor's degree in communications with an emphasis on broadcast journalism from Mississippi State University, and another degree in human behavior with an emphasis on conflict resolution from Texas A&M University. As a former foster child, her platform "Hunger & Homelessness" advocates for foster children. Her mission is to launch the "The Snow Flake Foundation" whose aim is to provide everything needed for foster children to thrive and be suc

Miss for America Strong 2022 is Chelsi Rose of West Virginia

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Miss West Virginia, Chelsi Rose, was crowned Miss for America Strong 2022 on Thursday, August 18 at Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino in Nevada. The runners-up were Chantelle Pressley of Kentucky and Kelly Breuer of New York. Last year's titleholder Dr. Rachel Fenters crowned her successor at the end of the event. "It's been an incredible nine months as Miss for America," she wrote on social media. The new Miss for Strong America is a 27-year-old communications graduate from Parkersburg. She is presently working as a marketing executive at FST Image Solutions and an executive producer for Crowning Rose Productions. Chelsi was named Miss West Virginia United States in 2018 and went on to compete in the Miss United States pageant. She is an advocate for inclusive education and is interested in hunting and conservation. "How is this even real life y’all," she wrote in a statement on social media while still in disbelief after winning her title. "It’s

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

Mister Supranational United States 2022 is Keith Williams

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New Jersey representative, Keith Williams, was named Mister Supranational United States 2022 at Alex Theatre in Glendale, California on Saturday, May 28. The 31-year-old photographer based in Los Angeles bested 19 other gentlemen to win his national title. He succeeds last year's titleholder, Felix Ray Martin II. "I never once thought about competing in a male pageant before so I can't begin to express how much of an amazing experience this has truly been for me," he shared on social media after the competition. "I'm extremely grateful to have been selected to be a part of this and to have the opportunity to inspire others. The entire team behind the pageant was amazing to work with," he added. Colorado's Elijah Van Zanten was the first runner-up while California's Jesse Pattison was the second runner-up. The representatives of Hawaii, Anthony Borengasser, and Washington, Serghei Boldesco, were the third and fourth runners-up, respectively. Forme

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 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