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Encyclopedia > Miss USA
Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, who competed as Miss Tennessee USA
Miss USA 2007 Rachel Smith, who competed as Miss Tennessee USA
Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who competed as Miss Kentucky USA
Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner, who competed as Miss Kentucky USA
Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, who competed as Miss North Carolina USA
Miss USA 2005 Chelsea Cooley, who competed as Miss North Carolina USA

The Miss USA pageant is a beauty contest that has been held every year since 1952, with winners competing in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 461 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (565 × 735 pixel, file size: 312 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 461 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (565 × 735 pixel, file size: 312 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Rachel Renee Smith (born April 18, 1985 in Panama) is a beauty queen from Clarksville, Tennessee who won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 [1] and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (492x855, 342 KB) Caption: Tara Connor, Miss USA 2006, takes a moment to pose with members of the 913th Airlift Wing during her visit with the USO of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (492x855, 342 KB) Caption: Tara Connor, Miss USA 2006, takes a moment to pose with members of the 913th Airlift Wing during her visit with the USO of Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. ... Tara Elizabeth Conner (born on 18 December 1985 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is a beauty queen who is Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... The Miss Kentucky USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss USA pageant. ... Image File history File links Chelsea_Cooley_2. ... Image File history File links Chelsea_Cooley_2. ... Chelsea Cooley Chelsea Cooley, (born October 30, 1983), was Miss USA 2005. ... The Miss North Carolina USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state North Carolina in the Miss USA pageant. ... Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ... Mrs. ... Year 1952 (MCMLII) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... The Miss Universe Organization is the organization that currently owns and runs the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty contests. ... Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 15-19. ...


The reigning Miss USA is Rachel Smith, formerly Miss Tennessee USA, who was crowned on March 23, 2007, in Los Angeles by Tara Elizabeth Conner, Miss USA 2006. Rachel Renee Smith (born April 18, 1985 in Panama) is a beauty queen from Clarksville, Tennessee who won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 [1] and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006 Tara Elizabeth Conner (born on December 18, 1985) is a beauty queen from Russell Springs, Kentucky who is Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ...

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History

Jackie Loughery of New York was the first Miss USA. In the mid-1960s, it was established when a Miss USA wins the Miss Universe pageant, the first runner-up becomes the new Miss USA. This has happened in 1980, 1995 and 1997. In 1967, the first runner-up declined the title and the crown went to the second runner-up Cheryl Patton. The only instance where a first runner-up assumed the title of Miss USA prior to this period was in 1957 when Mary Leona Gage resigned her crown when it was discovered she was married, and Charlotte Sheffield being the new queen. In 2006, Tara Conner came close to losing her title for issues relating to alcoholism and substance abuse. Jackie Loughery (1930- ) or Jacqueline Loughery is a woman originally from New York, known for being the winner of the first Miss USA beauty pageant, which was held until in Long Beach, California. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Cheryl Patton, the only Miss Florida USA to win Miss USA (1967) Cheryl Patton is a beauty queen coming from Florida who has held the Miss USA title. ... Mary Leona Gage or simply, Leona Gage, won the title of Miss USA in 1957 representing the state of Maryland. ... Charlotte Sheffield (born c. ... Tara Elizabeth Conner (born on 18 December 1985 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is a beauty queen who is Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... Alcoholism is the consumption of, or preoccupation with, alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the drinkers normal personal, family, social, or work life, and may lead to physical or mental harm. ... Substance abuse refers to the overindulgence in and dependence on a psychoactive leading to effects that are detrimental to the individuals physical health or mental health, or the welfare of others. ...


The pageant, which aired on CBS from 1963 until 2002, was known for having a CBS game show host as pageant host. John Charles Daly hosted the show from 1963-1966. Bob Barker hosted the show from 1967 until 1987, Dick Clark hosted the show from 1989-1993 and Bob Goen from 1994-1996. CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... See also: 1962 in television, other events of 1963, 1964 in television and the list of years in television. For the American network television schedule, please see 1963-64 American network television schedule. ... The year 2002 in television involved some significant events. ... John Charles Daly on Whats My Line? John Charles Daly (full given name John Charles Patrick Croghan Daly, generally known as John Daly, February 20, 1914 – February 24, 1991), a native of Johannesburg, South Africa, was a journalist, game show host, radio personality, actor, and author. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Robert Kuehl Goen (born December 1, 1954) is a American game show emcee and a popular television personality, best known as the reporter and sub anchor, before being co-anchor to Mary Hart & Jann Carl on the long-running newsmagazine program, Entertainment Tonight, on which he stayed on the show...


Like in the Miss America Pageant, the contestants representing the Southern states have tended to dominate the competition. Since 1980, 15 of the winners of Miss USA have been Southern delegates. Five winners were from the Midwest. Three winners were from the west (one Pacific West). Three winners were from the Northeast. The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards prizes to young women contestants from the states of the United States of America. ...


Competition

Miss USA 2001 Kandace Krueger, who competed as Miss Texas USA
Miss USA 2001 Kandace Krueger, who competed as Miss Texas USA

Unlike the Miss America pageant, there is no talent section at Miss USA. Delegates are required to compete in Evening Gown, Swimsuit and Interview. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 397 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1204 × 1816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 397 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1204 × 1816 pixel, file size: 1. ... Kandace Krueger is an American television personality and former beauty queen. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ...


From 1975-2000, all delegates who made the initial cut competed in an Interview competition in some format, often involving all semi-finalists. As of 2001, this interview portion was taken away and leaving only the "final question" for the top five delegates to answer. The finals judges thus only hear the final candidates speak.


Delegates compete in the Preliminary Competition, and a group of semi-finalists are chosen and announced during the (televised) final competition. These semi-finalists then compete in swimsuit and evening gown, from which competitions the winner and runners-up are chosen. In some years, there has been a second cut before the announcement of the final group. The judges for the finals are usually different from those who judged the Preliminary competition.


In the first year of competition there were five finalists (winner and four runners-up) and five semi-finalists. The number of semi-finalists expanded to fifteen the following year (making the number of placed delegates twenty, the most in any year of competition). From 1954 to 1969, there was generally four runners-up and between ten and twelve semi-finalists. This was reduced to seven semi-finalists in 1970, with the number of delegates making the cut being twelve. This pattern held until 1984, when the number of delegates advancing was set at ten (i.e. five runners-up and five semi-finalists). That remained for the rest of the 1980s, until the previous pattern of seven semi-finalists resumed from 1990 to 2003, with only two exceptions. From 1990 to 2001, there was a second cut after the final five finalists were cut, which led to their being five semi-finalists (on average), two finalists, two runners-up and one winner.


In 2004, a new pattern was established whereby fifteen delegates make the first cut, are cut down to 10 after the evening gown competition, cut again to five after the swimsuit competition and then the final five compete in the "final question" interview portion. This has been repeated in all competitions since then.


From 1979-2002, the average scores of each delegate were shown on the television broadcast and thus the semi-finalists could be ranked. This was changed in 2003 to a "circle" system where judges choose a certain number of delegates to "circle", and those with the most "circles" make the cut. This was the same system that was used prior to the "computer" scoring system implemented in 1979.


State Competitions

Miss USA winners per state as of 2007 Key:      RPM Productions      Vanbros & Associates      Kim Bass      Proctor Productions      Provost/Miller (D&D Investments)      Greenwood Productions      Premier Pageants      Sanders & Associates      Future Productions      Crown Productions      Individual directors
Miss USA winners per state as of 2007
Key:
     RPM Productions
     Vanbros & Associates
     Kim Bass
     Proctor Productions
     Provost/Miller (D&D Investments)
     Greenwood Productions
     Premier Pageants
     Sanders & Associates
     Future Productions
     Crown Productions
     Individual directors
Miss USA winners per state as of 2007
Key:
     1 win       2 wins      3 wins
     4 wins      5 wins      8 wins
Miss USA placements per state as of 2007Key:     > 45 placements      35-39 placements      30-34 placements      25-29 placements      20-24 placements      15-19 placements      10-14 placements      5-9 placements      0-4 placements
Miss USA placements per state as of 2007
Key:
     > 45 placements      35-39 placements      30-34 placements      25-29 placements      20-24 placements      15-19 placements      10-14 placements      5-9 placements      0-4 placements

Every year, each state holds a preliminary competition to choose their delegate for the Miss USA pageant. In some states (such as Texas and Florida), local pageants are also held to determine delegates for the state competition. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Summary: Map showing groups of state directors for Miss USA state pageants (as of the 2008 pageant season i. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Summary: Map showing groups of state directors for Miss USA state pageants (as of the 2008 pageant season i. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Summary: Miss USA winning states as of 2007. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 30 KB, MIME type: image/png) Summary: Miss USA winning states as of 2007. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Summary: Miss USA placements per state as of 2007. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 552 pixelsFull resolution (841 × 580 pixel, file size: 32 KB, MIME type: image/png) Summary: Miss USA placements per state as of 2007. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Cheryl Patton, the only Miss Florida USA to win Miss USA (1967) The Miss Florida USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Florida in the Miss USA pageant. ...


Invariably some states have performed better at Miss USA than others. The most successful state is Texas, which has had the most semi-finalists and winners, including five consecutive Miss USA titleholders during the 1980s. Other states that have had strong records in the early twenty-first century are California, New York, Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. There are also states that have performed such as Montana, which has not placed since the 1950s, and Wyoming, which has had only one placement, in the 1980s. The only state never to place is Delaware. The only state which has produced more than one Miss Universe is South Carolina. The Texas Aces is a name coloquially given to five Miss Texas USA titleholders who went on to win the Miss USA beauty pageant in succession from 1985-1989. ... Shannon LaRhea Marketic, the fifth Miss California USA to win Miss USA (1992) The Miss California USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state California in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss New York USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Alabama USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alabama in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Montana USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Montana in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Wyoming USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Wyoming in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Delaware USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Delaware in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss South Carolina USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state South Carolina in the Miss USA pageant. ...


The Miss Universe Organization licenses out the state pageants to pageant directors, who in some cases are responsible for more than one state. The most well established directorial groups are RPM Productions (Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina), and Vanbros (Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska and Oklahoma), both of which have been in existence since the early 1990s. As of 2007, Future Productions and Vanbros will each produce 5 pageants. The Miss Universe Organization is the organization that currently owns and runs the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty contests. ... Elizabeth McNulty, Miss Louisiana USA 2007 The Miss Louisiana USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss North Carolina USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state North Carolina in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Kansas USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Kansas in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Missouri USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Missouri in the Miss USA pageant. ... The introduction to this article provides insufficient context for those unfamiliar with the subject matter. ... The Miss Oklahoma USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state of Oklahoma in the Miss USA pageant. ...


History

Winners

Miss USA 2002 Shauntay Hinton, who competed as Miss District of Columbia USA
Miss USA 2002 Shauntay Hinton, who competed as Miss District of Columbia USA

There were thirty delegates in the first year of competition, and many states did not compete every year during the first two decades of the pageant's history. From about 1970 however, each state and the District of Columbia have sent a delegate each year. Alaska first competed in 1959 and Hawaii in 1960. Both had competed at Miss Universe until this time. Image File history File links Shauntay_Hinton_head. ... Image File history File links Shauntay_Hinton_head. ... Shauntay Hinton Shauntay Hinton won the Miss USA title in 2002 representing the District of Columbia. ... The Miss District of Columbia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the District of Columbia in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Alaska USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alaska in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Hawaii USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Hawaii in the Miss USA pageant. ...


More Miss USA titleholders won their crown at age twenty-one. Whilst many winners in the 1950s and 1960s were eighteen, the minimum age to compete, no eighteen-year-old has won since 1971 and very few have competed in recent years. Until 1956, contestants were allowed to be married, but this changed in 1957. The winner from that year, Mary Leona Gage, was disqualified when she went to compete for Miss Universe and it was discovered she was married. Mary Leona Gage or simply, Leona Gage, won the title of Miss USA in 1957 representing the state of Maryland. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ...


Seven Miss USAs have gone on to win the Miss Universe crown, in 1954, 1956, 1960, 1967, 1980, 1995 and 1997. Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ...


The first Eurasian woman to win Miss USA was Mai Shanley in 1984, and the first African-American to win was Carole Gist in 1990. She was followed by Kenya Moore in 1993, Chelsi Smith in 1995 (who went on to win Miss Universe), Lynnette Cole in 2000, Shauntay Hinton in 2002 and Rachel Smith in 2007. The first Hispanic was Laura Martinez Herring of Texas in 1985, followed by Susie Castillo in 2003. The last Asian Miss USA (and later Miss Universe) was Brook Mahealani Lee of Hawaii in 1997 (who also went on to win Miss Universe). The first Eurasian delegate to win Miss USA. Her mother is from Taiwan. ... The first African-American woman to win the Miss USA title. ... Kenya Moore Kenya Summer Moore (born January 24, 1971 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American film and television actress. ... Chelsi Mariam Pearl Smith (born August 23, 1973 in Redwood City, California) is a beauty queen from Deer Park who has held both the Miss USA and Miss Universe titles. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... Lynette Cole (born February 9, 1978), won the title Miss Tennessee USA in 2000. ... Shauntay Hinton Shauntay Hinton won the Miss USA title in 2002 representing the District of Columbia. ... Laura Elena Harring (born March 3, 1964) is a Mexican American actress and former Miss USA (1985). ... Susie Cintron Castillo (born January 6, 1980 in Methuen, Massachusetts), is a beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title and who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee (born January 8, 1971), also known as Brook Lee, was crowned Miss Universe 1997 on May 16, 1997. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ...


Only one Miss Teen USA has ever held the Miss USA title. She was Brandi Sherwood, who was Miss Idaho Teen USA and Miss Teen USA 1989. Sherwood won the Miss Idaho USA 1997 title, placed first runner-up at Miss USA 1997 and was crowned Miss USA after Brook Lee won the Miss Universe pageant. Eight other Miss USA titleholders have also previously competed at Miss Teen USA. These include: Brandi Sherwood (born January 31, 1971 in Idaho Falls, Idaho) is a model and most recognizable as 1997 Miss USA and a frequent rotating Barkers Beauty model on the daytime game show The Price Is Right. ... The Miss Idaho Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 15-19. ... The Miss Idaho USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss USA 1997 pageant was held at Shreveport, Louisiana in January and February, 1997. ... Brook Antoinette Mahealani Lee (born January 8, 1971), also known as Brook Lee, was crowned Miss Universe 1997 on May 16, 1997. ... Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 15-19. ...

Shanna Moakler (1995), (Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1992), Ali Landry (1996), (Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990), Kimberly Pressler (1999) (Miss New York Teen USA 1994), Lynnette Cole (2000) (Miss Tennessee Teen USA 1995), Susie Castillo (2003) (Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998), Chelsea Cooley (2005) (Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2000), Tara Conner (2006) (Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002) and Rachel Smith (2007) (Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002).

Out of these nine Miss Teen USA delegates that won Miss USA, only seven of them competed at Miss Universe. This was because two succeeded the original titleholder who went on to win the Miss Universe title. The first was Shanna Moakler (Miss USA 1995) and Brandi Sherwood (Miss USA 1997). Ali Landry, Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990 and Miss Louisana USA 1996 was the first women to compete in all three pageants (Miss Teen USA, Miss USA, and Miss Universe). Kimberly Pressler (1999), Lynnette Cole (2000), Susie Castillo (2003), Chelsea Cooley (2005), Tara Conner (2006), and Rachel Smith (2007) followed. The most successful Miss USA in all three pageants would have to be Tara Conner. Conner was Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2002 and Miss Kentucky USA 2006. She placed as second runner up at Miss Teen USA 2002, won Miss USA 2006, and placed as fourth runner up at Miss Universe 2006. The best record previously helded was Lynnette Cole, Miss Tennessee Teen USA 1995 and Miss Tennessee USA 2000. Cole was fifth at Miss Teen USA 1995, won Miss USA 2000, and was fourth runner up at Miss Universe 2000. Some Miss USAs did not do as well as Cole and Conner. One would have been Kimberly Pressler, Miss New York Teen USA 1994 and Miss New York USA 1999. Pressler placed 45th at Miss Teen USA 1994, missing the top 10 by a clear margin, won Miss USA 1999 but was 19th at Miss Universe 1999. Shanna Lynn Moakler (born March 28, 1975) is an American model, actor and reality television star. ... The Miss Rhode Island Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Rhode Island in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... The Miss Louisiana Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Kimberly Pressler won the 1999 Miss USA title, representing the state of New York. ... The Miss New York Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Lynette Cole (born February 9, 1978), won the title Miss Tennessee USA in 2000. ... The Miss Tennessee Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Susie Cintron Castillo (born January 6, 1980 in Methuen, Massachusetts), is a beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title and who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... The Miss Massachusetts Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Massachusetts in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Chelsea Cooley Chelsea Cooley, (born October 30, 1983), was Miss USA 2005. ... The Miss North Carolina Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Carolina in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Tara Elizabeth Conner (born on 18 December 1985 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is a beauty queen who is Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... The Miss Kentucky Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Rachel Renee Smith (born April 18, 1985 in Panama) is a beauty queen from Clarksville, Tennessee who won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 [1] and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Tennessee Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Miss Teen USA 2002, the 20th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 28 August 2002. ... Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006 Miss USA 2006, the 55th Miss USA pageant, was held in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Miss Universe 2006 took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA. Unlike past events, it was held on Sunday, July 23, 2006 (almost two months later than usual). ... Miss Teen USA 1995, the 13th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Century II Convention Center in Wichita, Kansas on 15 August 1995. ... Lynnette Cole takes her first walk as Miss USA following the Miss USA 2000 pageant The Miss USA 2000 pageant was held in Branson, Missouri in February 4, 2000. ... Miss Universe 2000, Lara Dutta Miss Universe 2000 was held at Eleftheria Stadium, Nicosia, Cyprus on May 12, 2000. ... Miss Teen USA 1994, the 12th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, Mississippi on 16 August 1994. ... The Miss USA 1999 pageant was held in Branson, Missouri in February 4, 2000. ... Miss Universe 1999 was held at Chaguaramas Convention Centre, Chaguaramas, Trinidad and Tobago on May 26, 1999. ...


Five have also competed at Miss America. These included Miss USAs 1954-1956 (Miriam Stevenson, Carlene King Johnson, Carol Morris), Mai Shanley (1984) and Shandi Finnessey (2004). Surpringly, all five were unplaced at Miss America, although Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004 and Miss Missouri 2002 won a preliminary swimsuit award. Should not be confused with Miss USA. Miss America contestants visit Andrews Air Force Base in 2003 The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus two territories of the United States of America. ... Miriam Jacqueline Stevenson, of Winnsboro, South Carolina is the first American to hold the Miss Universe beauty crown. ... Carlene King Johnson (born c. ... Carol Laverne Morris is the second American to win the Miss Universe title in the pageants fifth edition in 1956. ... The first Eurasian delegate to win Miss USA. Her mother is from Taiwan. ... Shandi Ren Finnessey (born June 9, 1978 in Florissant, Missouri, USA) is an American beauty queen, model and television hostess. ... Miss Missouri 2002 Shandi Finnessey from Missouri (pictured when she was Miss USA 2004) :For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Missouri USA The Miss Missouri competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Missouri in the Miss America pageant. ...


Regardless of their professed career ambitions at the time of competing, many Miss USA winners have gone to careers in the entertainment industry. Those who have been successful in the industry include Laura Martinez Herring, Shanna Moakler, Ali Landry, Brandi Sherwood, Susie Castillo and Shandi Finnessey. A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an event, performance, or activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although, for example, in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ...


Awards

See Miss USA Special Awards
Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo, who competed as Miss Massachusetts USA
Miss USA 2003 Susie Castillo, who competed as Miss Massachusetts USA

The Miss Congeniality Award is chosen by the delegates, and recognises those who are the most friendly and make the pageant experience the most enjoyable. In 1952 to 1964, when the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants were concurrent events, the Miss Congeniality Award could be won by a contestant competing either for Miss USA or Miss Universe. In fact, in 1960, there was a tie, with the award going to Miss Burma Myint Myint May and Miss Louisiana USA Rebecca Fletcher. Vermont has won five Congeniality awards, three more than any other state. The following tables list the winners of the special awards given to candidates at the Miss USA pageant. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (949x1136, 196 KB) This image is a work of a U.S. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made during the course of an employees official duties. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (949x1136, 196 KB) This image is a work of a U.S. military or Department of Defense employee, taken or made during the course of an employees official duties. ... Susie Cintron Castillo (born January 6, 1980 in Methuen, Massachusetts), is a beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title and who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... Susie Castillo, Miss Massachusetts USA and Miss USA 2003 The Miss Massachusetts USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Massachusetts in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Vermont USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Vermont in the Miss USA pageant. ...


The other major award is Miss Photogenic, which was first awarded in 1965. This was chosen by journalists until 1996, when it was opened up to an internet vote for the first time. There has been only one tie in this award's history, in 1980 when it was shared between Jineane Ford of Arizona and Elizabeth Kim Thomas of Ohio. Ford later won the Miss USA crown. The state that has won the most Photogenic awards is Virginia, also by a clear margin. Jineane Ford was Miss Arizona in 1980 and the 1st runner-up at the Miss USA pageant the same year. ... The Miss Arizona USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Arizona in the Miss USA pageant. ... Sue Downey, the first Miss Ohio USA to win Miss USA in 1965 The Miss Ohio USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Ohio in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Virginia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Virginia in the Miss USA pageant. ...


Other awards that have been presented include Best State Costume (1962-1993), Style (1995-2001) and Most Beautiful Eyes (1995). In 1998, a special Distinguished Achievement award was given to Halle Berry. Berry was Miss Ohio USA 1986 and placed 1st runner-up to Christy Fichtner of Texas. She later went on to become an acclaimed actress and Oscar winner. Halle Maria Berry (born August 14, 1966[1]) is an American actress. ... Sue Downey, the first Miss Ohio USA to win Miss USA in 1965 The Miss Ohio USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Ohio in the Miss USA pageant. ... Christy Fichtner was crowned Miss USA 1986 representing Texas in the pageant. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


Texas has won the most awards.[1]


Locations

In the first eight years of competition (1952-1959) the Miss USA pageant was held in Long Beach, California. The competition moved to Miami Beach, Florida in 1960 and stayed there until 1971. In 1972 the pageant was held in Puerto Rico, the only time the pageant has been held outside the continental United States. Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ...


From 1972 onwards the pageant has been held in various locations, generally being held in each location for two to three years. Periods where the pageant was moved around more frequently were 1983-1989, where the pageant was held in different locations in all but two years, and 2003-2004 where the pageant was held in two different venues subsequently, each for only one year.


As of 2003 the pageant has been held in the following states:

Alabama (Mobile 1989), California, (Long Beach 1952-1959, Los Angeles 2004, 2007), Florida (Miami Beach 1960-1971,1997 Lakeland 1984-1985, Miami 1986), Indiana (Gary 2001-2002), Kansas (Wichita 1990-1993), Louisiana (Shreveport 1997-1998), Maryland (Baltimore 2005-2006), Missouri (Branson 1999-2000), Mississippi (Biloxi 1979-1982), New Mexico (Albuquerque 1987), New York (New York City 1973, Niagara Falls 1974-1975), South Carolina (Charleston 1977-1978), Tennessee (Knoxville 1983), Texas (El Paso 1988, South Padre Island 1994-1996, San Antonio 2003).

Official language(s) English Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Area  Ranked 30th  - Total 52,419 sq mi (135,765 km²)  - Width 190 miles (306 km)  - Length 330 miles (531 km)  - % water 3. ... It has been suggested that List of people from Mobile, Alabama be merged into this article or section. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , Country State County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Bob Foster Area  - City  65. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Location in Miami-Dade and the state of Florida. ... A view of Lakelands business district, early 1920s Lakeland is a city in Polk County, Florida, United States, located approximately midway between Tampa and Orlando along Interstate 4. ... For other uses, see Miami (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... “Gary” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English[2] Capital Topeka Largest city Wichita Area  Ranked 15th  - Total 82,277 sq mi (213,096 km²)  - Width 211 miles (340 km)  - Length 417 miles (645 km)  - % water 0. ... Wichita, the Air Capital, is the largest city in the U.S. state of Kansas, as well as a major aircraft manufacturing hub and cultural center. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W... : Port City , River City , Rachet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... This article is about the city in the US state of Maryland. ... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Branson is a city located in Taney County, Missouri. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Biloxi and Mississippi coast The city derived its name originally from the Biloxi, a native American tribe: Biloxi (Tribe) Biloxi is a city located in Harrison County, Mississippi. ... Capital Santa Fe Largest city Albuquerque Area  Ranked 5th  - Total 121,665 sq mi (315,194 km²)  - Width 342 miles (550 km)  - Length 370 miles (595 km)  - % water 0. ... Nickname: Location in the state of New Mexico Coordinates: , Country State County Bernalillo Founded 1706 Government  - Mayor Martin Chavez Area  - City  181. ... “NY” redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude... Charleston, South Carolinas Oldest City Charleston is an American city located in Charleston County, South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Alternate uses: Knoxville (disambiguation) Knoxville is a city located in Knox County, Tennessee, United States. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... El Paso redirects here. ... South Padre Island is a town located in Cameron County, Texas. ... The Alamo in San Antonio San Antonio is a city in the U.S. state of Texas. ...

Coverage

Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey, who competed as Miss Missouri USA
Miss USA 2004 Shandi Finnessey, who competed as Miss Missouri USA

From 1963 until 2002 the pageant was televised on CBS, and until 1987, was known for its host, Bob Barker. Barker stepped down in 1987 because the producers refused to remove the fur coats from the prize packages. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (809x882, 166 KB) Summary Subject: Shandi Finnessey Photographer: Sgt Jared Hansen Date Taken: December 1, 2004 PhotoID: 2004121164218 Submitted by: 1st Marine Corps District Operation/Exercise/Event: TOYS FOR TOTS Edit notes: Uploader cropped image and states no copyright held on... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (809x882, 166 KB) Summary Subject: Shandi Finnessey Photographer: Sgt Jared Hansen Date Taken: December 1, 2004 PhotoID: 2004121164218 Submitted by: 1st Marine Corps District Operation/Exercise/Event: TOYS FOR TOTS Edit notes: Uploader cropped image and states no copyright held on... Shandi Ren Finnessey (born June 9, 1978 in Florissant, Missouri, USA) is an American beauty queen, model and television hostess. ... The Miss Missouri USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Missouri in the Miss USA pageant. ... CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


New ownership (the Trump Organization) moved the pageant to NBC in 2003, and NBC has taken advantage of the new broadcast home with cross-promotions with Endemol. It was recently announced that co-owners NBC and Trump Organization have extended the contract to televised the Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants through 2010. No news yet on whether or not Miss Teen USA will continue to be televised on NBC. Donald Trump and wife Melania. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... Endemol (Euronext: EML) is a television production company based in the Netherlands, with subsidiaries and joint ventures in 23 countries, including the United Kingdom, the United States, France, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Germany, Argentina, Poland, Netherlands, India, South Africa, Lebanon, Morocco and Australia among others. ...


Special Feature Episodes

Since 2003, a number of delegates have been involved in special episodes of regular programmes broadcast by NBC. From 2003-2005, six delegates each year were chosen to participate in a special Miss USA edition of Fear Factor, with the victorious contestant taking the title 'Miss Fear Factor USA' and a prize of $50,000 ($25,000 of which was to be donated to a charity of the winners choice). These were broadcast immediately prior to the live pageant broadcast. The National Broadcasting Company or NBC is an American television broadcasting company based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... The fear factor in occupational terminology refers to the increased per-worker productivity resulting from the threat of impending layoffs. ... ISO 4217 Code USD User(s) the United States, the British Indian Ocean Territory,[1] the British Virgin Islands, East Timor, Ecuador, El Salvador, the Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau, Panama, Caicos Islands, and the insular areas of the United States Inflation 2. ...


In 2006, Chelsea Cooley and twenty-six delegates participated as suitcase models in a Miss USA special of Deal or No Deal. Chelsea Cooley Chelsea Cooley, (born October 30, 1983), was Miss USA 2005. ... For other national versions, see the main Deal or No Deal article. ...


Titleholders

Year Miss USA State Represented Venue Placement at Miss Universe
2007 Rachel Smith Tennessee Hollywood, California 4th Runner-up
2006 Tara Conner Kentucky Baltimore, Maryland 4th Runner-up
2005 Chelsea Cooley North Carolina Baltimore, Maryland Top 10 Finalist
2004 Shandi Finnessey Missouri Hollywood, California 1st Runner-up
2003 Susie Castillo Massachusetts San Antonio, Texas Top 15 Semi-finalist
2002 Shauntay Hinton District of Columbia Gary, Indiana Non-finalist
2001 Kandace Krueger Texas Gary, Indiana 2nd Runner-up
2000 Lynnette Cole Tennessee Branson, Missouri 4th Runner-up
1999 Kimberly Pressler New York Branson, Missouri Non-finalist
1998 Shawnae Jebbia Massachusetts Shreveport, Louisiana 3rd Runner-up

This is a list of women who have won the Miss USA beauty pageant. ... Miss USA 2007, the 56th Miss USA pageant, was held in Hollywood, California, on March 23, 2007, after two weeks of events and preliminary competition. ... Rachel Renee Smith (born April 18, 1985 in Panama) is a beauty queen from Clarksville, Tennessee who won the Miss USA pageant in 2007 [1] and who previously had competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006 Miss USA 2006, the 55th Miss USA pageant, was held in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Tara Elizabeth Conner (born on 18 December 1985 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is a beauty queen who is Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Kentucky. ... The Miss Kentucky USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss USA pageant. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005 Miss USA 2005, the fifty-fourth Miss USA pageant, was held in Baltimore, Maryland in April 2005. ... Chelsea Cooley Chelsea Cooley, (born October 30, 1983), was Miss USA 2005. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_North_Carolina. ... The Miss North Carolina USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state North Carolina in the Miss USA pageant. ... Nickname: Motto: The Greatest City in America,[4] Get in on it. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 90 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N  - Longitude 75° 03′ W to 79° 29... Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004 The Miss USA 2004 pageant was held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on April 12, 2004. ... Shandi Ren Finnessey (born June 9, 1978 in Florissant, Missouri, USA) is an American beauty queen, model and television hostess. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Missouri. ... The Miss Missouri USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Missouri in the Miss USA pageant. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Susie Castillo, Miss USA 2003 The Miss USA 2003 pageant was held in San Antonio, Texas in 24 March 2004. ... Susie Cintron Castillo (born January 6, 1980 in Methuen, Massachusetts), is a beauty queen who has held the Miss USA title and who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... Susie Castillo, Miss Massachusetts USA and Miss USA 2003 The Miss Massachusetts USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Massachusetts in the Miss USA pageant. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Counties Government  - Mayor Phil Hardberger Area  - City  412. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Shauntay Hinton of the District of Columbia is crowned Miss USA by outgoing titleholder Kandace Krueger at the conclusion of the Miss USA 2002 pageant The Miss USA 2002 pageant was held in Gary, Indiana in 2 March 2002. ... Shauntay Hinton Shauntay Hinton won the Miss USA title in 2002 representing the District of Columbia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Washington,_D.C..svg The flag of Washington, D.C. It is from openclipart. ... The Miss District of Columbia USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the District of Columbia in the Miss USA pageant. ... “Gary” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Kandace Krueger of the Texas is crowned Miss USA by outgoing titleholder Lynnette Cole at the conclusion of the Miss USA 2001 pageant The Miss USA 2001 pageant was held in Gary, Indiana in 2 March 2001. ... Kandace Krueger is an American television personality and former beauty queen. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... “Gary” redirects here. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ... Lynnette Cole takes her first walk as Miss USA following the Miss USA 2000 pageant The Miss USA 2000 pageant was held in Branson, Missouri in February 4, 2000. ... Lynette Cole (born February 9, 1978), won the title Miss Tennessee USA in 2000. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. ... A typical busy night on The Strip (Hwy 76) The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... The Miss USA 1999 pageant was held in Branson, Missouri in February 4, 2000. ... Kimberly Pressler won the 1999 Miss USA title, representing the state of New York. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_York. ... The Miss New York USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss USA pageant. ... A typical busy night on The Strip (Hwy 76) The Titanic Museum is shaped to look like the real Titanic and is a popular tourist attraction in Branson The Duttons performing their famous song where they all play each others violins at their theater in Branson Missouri Herkimer and Cecil... Official language(s) English Capital Jefferson City Largest city Kansas City Largest metro area St Louis[1] Area  Ranked 21st  - Total 69,709 sq mi (180,693 km²)  - Width 240 miles (385 km)  - Length 300 miles (480 km)  - % water 1. ... Shawnae Jebbia is crowned Miss USA 1998 by outgoing titleholder Brandi Sherwood The Miss USA 1998 pageant was held in Shreveport, Louisiana in March, 1998. ... Shawnae Jebbia won the Miss USA title in 1998, edging out former Miss Teen USA and Miss California Shauna Gambill, a press favorite who then went to represent USA at Miss World earning a spot among the semifinalists. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Massachusetts. ... Susie Castillo, Miss Massachusetts USA and Miss USA 2003 The Miss Massachusetts USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Massachusetts in the Miss USA pageant. ... : Port City , River City , Rachet City : The Next Great City of the South United States Louisiana Caddo 117. ... Official language(s) de jure: none de facto: English & French Capital Baton Rouge Largest city New Orleans [1] Area  Ranked 31st  - Total 51,885 sq mi (134,382 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 16  - Latitude 29°N to 33°N  - Longitude 89°W...

Miss USA 2007

Main article: Miss USA 2007

Miss USA 2007, the fifty-sixth Miss USA pageant, was held at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California on March 23, 2007. At the conclusion of the live competition, outgoing titleholder Tara Conner crowned her successor, Rachel Smith, who competed as Miss Tennessee USA. Miss USA 2007, the 56th Miss USA pageant, was held in Hollywood, California, on March 23, 2007, after two weeks of events and preliminary competition. ... The Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... Tara Elizabeth Conner (born on 18 December 1985 in Dallas, Texas)[1] is a beauty queen who is Miss USA 2006 and has also competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants. ... The Miss Tennessee USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Tennessee in the Miss USA pageant. ...


This was the second time the pageant was held at this venue, as it was staged there in 2004. Shandi Finnessey, Miss USA 2004 The Miss USA 2004 pageant was held at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California on April 12, 2004. ...


Reality television

Many Miss USA and Miss Teen USA delegates have participated in reality television shows and other television game shows. Well known delegates who later competed in reality shows are Danni Boatwright, winner of Survivor: Guatemala, Nicole O'Brian and Christie Lee Woods of The Amazing Race 5 and Jennifer Murphy of The Apprentice 4. Reality television is a genre of television programming which presents purportedly unscripted dramatic or humorous situations, documents actual events, and features ordinary people instead of professional actors. ... A game show is a radio or television program involving members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... Danielle Boatwright (born July 13, 1975 in Tonganoxie, Kansas), a beauty queen and model from Kansas, won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh season of the reality television show Survivor. ... We dont have an article called Nicole OBrian Start this article Search for Nicole OBrian in. ... Christie Lee Woods (born October 21, 1977 in Huntsville, Texas) is an American model, actress and beauty queen. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jennifer Murphy (as Miss Oregon USA 2004) Jennifer Murphy (born 1979) is a beauty pageant queen, Reality TV contestant and business woman. ... The Apprentice 4 was the fourth season of The Apprentice, with Donald Trump as the executive producer and host. ...


Miss USA delegates (or state competitors) who have competed on other television shows are:


Survivor For the recently concluded season, see Survivor: Fiji. ...

The Amazing Race Danielle Boatwright (born July 13, 1975 in Tonganoxie, Kansas), a beauty queen and model from Kansas, won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Guatemala, the eleventh season of the reality television show Survivor. ... The Miss Kansas Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kansas in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Kansas USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Kansas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Janu Tornell of Survivor: Palau Janu Tornell (May 9, 1965- in Las Vegas, Nevada) is an American reality show contestant and former Las Vegas showgirl of Cuban descent. ... The Miss Nevada USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state of Nevada in the Miss USA pageant. ... Kimberly Danielle Mullen (born March 13, 1979 in California and later based in Huber Heights, Ohio) is a former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. ... Sue Downey, the first Miss Ohio USA to win Miss USA in 1965 The Miss Ohio USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Ohio in the Miss USA pageant. ... Misty Giles, as Miss Texas Teen USA 1999 Misty Giles (born February 25, 1981) is a former beauty queen and a Reality TV show contestant. ... The Miss Texas Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Texas in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... For the Asian version of this program, see The Amazing Race Asia. ...

Big Brother This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... We dont have an article called Nicole OBrian Start this article Search for Nicole OBrian in. ... The Miss Texas Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Texas in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Christie Lee Woods (born October 21, 1977 in Huntsville, Texas) is an American model, actress and beauty queen. ... Miss Teen USA is a beauty pageant run by the Miss Universe Organization for girls aged 15-19. ... The Miss Texas Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Texas in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Pennsylvania in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Amazing Race 8 (titled The Amazing Race: Family Edition) was the eighth installment of the popular reality television show, The Amazing Race. ... Brittney Rogers is best known as a beauty pageant and reality tv contestant. ... Elizabeth McNulty, Miss Louisiana USA 2007 The Miss Louisiana USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss USA pageant. ... Big Brother is a reality show in which a number of strangers live in an isolated house and compete to win a cash prize. ...

The Bachelor The cast of Big Brother 1 The first season of Big Brother, the American reality TV show, aired in the summer of 2000, with seventy episodes from July 5 to September 29 and followed the same format as the international version, in that the viewing public voted by 900 number... Jamie Kern (born July 16, 1977) is best known as a contestant on the first season of Big Brother. ... Dorothy Anstett, the first Miss Washington USA to win Miss USA in 1968. ... The Bachelor is an American reality television dating game show that debuted in 2002 on ABC. The series has been renewed through spring 2007, titled The Bachelor: Officer and a Gentleman. ...

Dancing with the Stars Cheryl Patton, the only Miss Florida USA to win Miss USA (1967) The Miss Florida USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Florida in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Texas Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Texas in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Texas USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Texas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Leeann Tingley, Miss Rhode Island USA 2006 The Miss Rhode Island USA competition is the beauty pageant that selects the representative for the state Rhode Island in the Miss USA pageant. ... Lisa Forbes (born in 1982) is a beauty queen from Overland Park, Kansas who has competed in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Miss Kansas USA pageant is a competition that selects the representative for the state of Kansas in the Miss USA pageant. ... Catherine Warren, Miss Illinois USA 2006 Catherine Warren is the current Miss Illinois USA 2006. ... The Miss Illinois USA competition is the pageant who selects the representative for the state Illinois in the Miss USA pageant. ... For the upcoming season, see Dancing with the Stars (US season 5). ...

American Idol Shanna Lynn Moakler (born March 28, 1975) is an American model, actor and reality television star. ... The Miss New York USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss USA pageant. ... Shandi Ren Finnessey (born June 9, 1978 in Florissant, Missouri, USA) is an American beauty queen, model and television hostess. ... The Miss Missouri USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Missouri in the Miss USA pageant. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...

The Apprentice A promotional poster for the fourth season of American Idol, in International Plaza Mall in Tampa. ... Lisa Marie Wilson (born April 14, 1980) is a beauty queen and singer from Rome, Georgia who has competed in the Miss USA pageant and appeared on American Idol. ... The Miss Georgia USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state Georgia in the Miss USA pageant. ... A promotional poster for the fourth season of American Idol, in International Plaza Mall in Tampa. ... Erin Abrahamson is a beauty queen from Essex Fells, New Jersey and Livingston, New Jersey who has competed in the Miss Teen USA pageant and will compete in the Miss USA pageant in 2007. ... The Miss New Jersey Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss New Jersey USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss USA pageant. ... The Apprentice is a television franchise that originated in 2004 in the United States. ...

Average Joe The Apprentice 4 was the fourth season of The Apprentice, with Donald Trump as the executive producer and host. ... Jennifer Murphy (as Miss Oregon USA 2004) Jennifer Murphy (born 1979) is a beauty pageant queen, Reality TV contestant and business woman. ... The Miss Oregon USA competition is the pageant that selects the represetative for the state of Oregon in the Miss USA pageant. ... The term Average Joe, Average Jane or Average Joe-Schmoe is used in the United States to refer to the average American. ...

Treasure Hunters Larissa Meek Larissa Meek (born August 29, 1978 in St. ... The Miss Missouri USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Missouri in the Miss USA pageant. ... Treasure Hunters is a reality television series on NBC (US) and Global Television (Canada) in which ten teams of three solve puzzles in hopes of solving the ultimate puzzle and winning the grand prize. ...

Melissa Witek Melissa Witek (born April 10, 1981) is an entrepreneur and beauty queen who has held the title Miss Florida USA and competed at Miss USA. Witeks first title was Miss Florida Panhandle USA, which she won in March 2004. ... Cheryl Patton, the only Miss Florida USA to win Miss USA (1967) The Miss Florida USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Florida in the Miss USA pageant. ... Kaitlyn Christopher Kaitlyn Christopher (born 1986) is a beauty queen who has held the title Miss Indiana USA and competed at Miss USA. Christopher was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2005 on November 14 2004. ... The Miss Indiana USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Indiana in the Miss USA pageant. ... This article is about Kristen Lynn Johnson (beauty queen). ... The Miss Kentucky Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss Teen USA pageant. ... The Miss Kentucky USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss USA pageant. ...

See also

  • Miss USA delegates

References

  1. ^ http://www.pageant-almanac.com/miss-usa/who-has-the-most.php

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