Miss USA 1971
|Miss USA 1971|
|Date||May 22, 1971|
|Venue||Jackie Gleason Auditorium, Miami Beach, Florida|
The pageant was won by Michele McDonald of Pennsylvania, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Deborah Shelton of Virginia. McDonald was the first – and to date only – woman from Pennsylvania to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as a semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1971.
For the 1971 pageant, the number of semi-finalists called was reduced from 15 to 12. It would remain at this number until 1984, when it was cut again to 10.
- Miss USA 1971: Michele McDonald (Pennsylvania)
- The runners-up were:
- The semi-finalists were:
The Miss USA 1971 delegates were: