Finally, Miss USA 2023 will meet its new titleholder who will compete at Miss Universe 2023 in El Salvador. Last year, R’Bonney Gabriel managed to win Miss Universe just a few weeks after being crowned Miss USA, so the pressure is on for this year’s delegates. Today we are going to present the 10 favorites for this year’s pageant that will crown the most beautiful woman in the United States.
Having a reigning Miss Universe seems to have ignited the pageant girls in the country since Miss USA 2023 has delivered top tier calibre of candidates. Do you think Miss USA 2023 can manage to pull a back to back and win Miss Universe again this year? We will find out this Friday, September 29th (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT – delayed PT, check local listings). In the meantime, let’s continue with this prediction and meet the contestants.
During the two-hour Miss USA 2023 pageant, the 51 fabulous women will take the stage and compete in a few different rounds to showcase their strengths and earn the judges’ vote. The rounds include swimsuits, evening gowns and the traditional interview. At the end of the night, only one will receive the coveted crown and be chosen as Morgan Romano’s successor as the most beautiful woman in America.
FAQs Miss USA 2023
- When is the Miss USA 2023 pageant and at what time? The pageand will be this Friday, September 29 at 8 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CT | 6 p.m. MT | 5 p.m. PT
- Where will the Miss USA 2023 be televised? The CW Newtork will be the exclusive home of the pageant as it returns to broadcast television live from the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada.
- Who is the current Miss USA? Morgan Romano is the current titleholder of the Miss USA. Previously crowned Miss North Carolina USA 2022, she placed first runner-up in Miss USA and took over the title after her the original winner R’Bonney Gabriel was crowned Miss World 2022.
- Can Miss USA contestants be married? Due to a rule change introduced last year that allows married women to participate in the pageant, today’s Miss Maine United States Juliana Morehouse will be the first contestant with this marital status to compete in the beauty pageant.
- Why are there 51 contestants in Miss USA if there are 50 states? The District of Columbia is a territory of the USA, however it does not have the same status as a state. Puerto Rico, however, has its own beauty pageant, Miss Puerto Rico. However, Puerto Rico is an unincorporated US territory, so its representative can also participate in Miss United States.
- Are there any height or weight requirements to compete? No. There are no required height, weight or specific measurements that qualify you to compete. The selection committee looks for good physical health and personality among the potential contestants.
Who will be crowned Miss USA 2023?
This is the Top 10 favorites to become the new Miss USA 2023 (in alphabetical order):
|Miss USA 2023 candidate||Full name|
|Miss California||Tianna Clark|
|Miss District of Columbia||Cassie Baloue|
|Miss Florida||Caroline Dixon|
|Miss Hawaii||Savannah Gankiewicz|
|Miss Louisiana||Sylvia Masters|
|Miss Nebraska||Mimi Wood|
|Miss New York||Rachelle Di Stasio|
|Miss North Carolina||Jordyn McKey|
|Miss Texas||Lluvia Alzate|
|Miss Utah||Noelia Voigt|
- Miss Alabama - Sophie Burzynski
- Miss Indiana - Haley Begay
- Miss Iowa - Lynn Keller
- Miss Kentucky - Madalyne Kinett
- Miss Maine - Juliana Morehouse
- Miss Maryland - Savena Mushinge
- Miss Michigan - Alexis Fagan
- Miss Minnesota - Sarah Anderson
- Miss Nevada - Josie Stephens
- Miss Rhode Island - Mary Malloy
- Miss Tennessee - Regan Ringler
- Miss Virgina - Ashley Williams
- Miss Wisconsin - Alexis Loomans
How is the Miss USA 2023 judged?
Each one of the 51 contestants of the Miss USA 2023 will be judged in three areas of competition: Interview, Swimsuit & Evening Gown. Judging criteria includes character, poise, confidence, and personality.
Where to buy tickets to attend Miss USA 2023?
People who wish to attend the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA Universe 2023 finals should go to Ticketmaster.com to purchase tickets.
The prices are as follows:
Miss USA 2023: People’s Choice
Fans can vote for their favorite contestant in the Miss USA 2023 People’s Choice contest online. The winner will be guaranteed a spot in the pageant semifinals! Voting costs $2 per vote, and the winner will be announced during the announcement of the semifinalists and recognized during the applause portion near the end of the pageant.
Miss USA Qualifications
- For the Miss USA 2023 competition and the State preliminary competitions, women who are or have been married, as well as ladies who are pregnant or have children, will be able to compete.
- For the 2023, the contestants must have been born between the years 1995-2004. For next year’s pageant contest, they must be born between the years 1996-2005.
- The candidate should be a resident of the United States and will remain a resident of the United States through the State Pageant and, if she wins the State Contest, through the National Contest.
- The candidate must represent and warrant that is a female (recognized medically and legally as a female in the United States).
- The candidate must live in the state that represents permanently and have lived there for at least three (3) months prior to the contest date – OR – must be a full-time student in said state and have previously completed a full semester or session by December 31 – OR – should work full time in that state.
How do they choose the winner of the Miss USA?
Contestants must be at least 18 years old and, with the current changes in rules, even married women are able to participate in the competition. Each contestant from all 50 states and the District of Columbia is judged in 3 categories: swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. Equally relevant evaluation criteria integrate character, poise, confidence and personality.
Miss USA Former Winners
- 2022 - R’Bonney Gabriel (miss universe winner)
- 2022 - Morgan Romano
- 2021 - Elle Smith
- 2020 - Asya Branch
- 2019 - Cheslie Kryst
- 2018 - Sarah Rose Summers
- 2017 - Kára Mccullough
- 2016 - Deshauna Barber
- 2015 - Olivia Jordan
- 2014 - Nia Sanchez
- 2013 - Erin Brady
- 2012 - Olivia Culpo (Miss Universe Winner)
- 2012 - Nana Meriwether
- 2011 - Alyssa Campanella
- 2010 - Rima Fakih
- 2009 - Kristen Dalton
- 2008 - Crystle Stewart
- 2007 - Rachel Smith
- 2006 - Tara Conner
- 2005 - Chelsea Cooley
- 2004 - Shandi Finnessey
- 2003 - Susie Castillo
- 2002 - Shauntay Hinton
- 2001 - Kandace Krueger
- 2000 - Lynnette Cole
- 1999 - Kimberly Pressler
- 1998 - Shawnae Jebbia
- 1997 - Brook Lee (Miss Universe Winner
- 1997 - Brandi Sherwood
- 1996 - Ali Landry
- 1995 - Chelsi Smith (Miss Universe Winner)
- 1995 - Shanna Moakler
- 1994 - Lu Parker
- 1993 - Kenya Moore
- 1992 - Shannon Marketic
- 1991 - Kelli Mccarty
- 1990 - Carole Gist
- 1989 - Gretchen Polhemus
- 1988 - Courtney Gibbs
- 1987 - Michelle Royer
- 1986 - Christy Fichtner
- 1985 - Laura Martinez-herring
- 1984 - Mai Shanley
- 1983 - Julie Hayek
- 1982 - Terri Utley
- 1981 - Kim Seelbrede
- 1980 - Shawn Weatherly (Miss Universe Winner)
- 1980 - Jineane Ford
- 1979 - Mary Therese Friel
- 1978 - Judi Andersen
- 1977 - Kimberly Tomes
- 1976 - Barbara Peterson
- 1975 - Summer Bartholomew
- 1974 - Karen Morrison
- 1973 - Amanda Jones
- 1972 - Tanya Wilson
- 1971 - Michele Mcdonald
- 1970 - Deborah Shelton
- 1969 - Wendy Dascomb
- 1968 - Dorothy Anstett
- 1967 - Sylvia Hitchcock (Miss Universe Winner)
- 1967 - Cheryl Patton
- 1966 - Maria Remenyi
- 1965 - Sue Ann Downey
- 1964 - Bobbi Johnson
- 1963 - Marite Ozers
- 1962 - Macel Wilson
- 1961 - Sharon Brown
- 1960 - Linda Bement (Miss Universe Winner)
- 1959 - Terry Lynn Huntingdon
- 1958 - Eurlyne Howell
- 1957 - Mary Leona Gage
- 1957 - Charlotte Sheffield
- 1956 - Carol Morris (Miss Universe Winner)
- 1955 - Carlene King Johnson
- 1954 - Miriam Stevenson (Miss Universe Winner)
- 1953 - Myrna Hansen
- 1952 - Jackie Loughery
Is Miss United States the same as Miss USA?
Miss USA and Miss America are all different competitions. Miss USA is a platform for Miss Universe because its winner goes on to compete in one of the Big Four international beauty pageants and Miss America is a scholarship program as well as a pageant that doesn’t have a swimsuit competition but it does include a talent competition.
Fun facts about Miss USA
• The Miss USA pageant was conceived in 1950 after Yolande Betbeze, winner of the competing Miss America pageant, refused to pose for publicity photographs while she was wearing a swimsuit.
• The first Asian-American lady to win Miss USA was Macel Wilson in 1962; The first Hispanic was Laura Martínez-Herring in 1985; the first African American was Carole Gist in 1990; and the first Miss USA of Middle Eastern descent was Rima Fakih in 2010.
• Hollywood actress Halle Berry has been introduced to the world as Miss Ohio, who was the first runner-up in the Miss USA pageant in 1986 (Miss Texas, Christy Fichtner, was crowned that year).