Miss USA 2013
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|Miss USA 2013|
|Date||June 16, 2013|
|Presenters||Giuliana Rancic, Nick Jonas, Jeannie Mai|
|Entertainment||Jonas Brothers, Pauly D|
|Venue||PH Live, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Broadcaster||NBC, Xbox Live|
The 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the title and the pageant was televised live on NBC . Outgoing titleholder, Miss USA 2012 Nana Meriwether of Maryland, crowned her successor, Erin Brady of Connecticut, at the end of the event. This was the state of Connecticut's first ever Miss USA crown.
Viewers were able to interact with the pageant via Twitter and Zeebox. Fans were able to vote for their favorite contestant through the Miss USA website, from May 15 to June 15. Jessica Billings, Miss Pennsylvania USA, winner of this fan vote won top 15 placement on the final night. Miss Texas USA, Alexandria Nugent won the most twitter votes amongst the top 10, winning her a place in the Top 6.
The preliminary competition took place on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 10 PM (EST) and was webcast on the official Miss USA website via Ustream.
|Miss USA 2013|
‡ Voted into Top 15 via Internet
§ Voted into Top 6 via Twitter
|Alabama||Mary Margaret McCord||Gadsden||23||5'7"||1st Runner-Up|
|California||Mabelynn Capeluj||San Diego||21||5'8"||Top 15|
|Connecticut||Erin Brady||East Hampton||26||5'8"||Miss USA 2013|
|District of Columbia||Jessica Frith||Northwest, Washington, D.C.||26||5'6"|
|Georgia||Brittany Sharp||Roswell||22||5'10"||Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2006 and 4th Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2006|
|Idaho||Marissa Wickland||Boise||21||5'6"||Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009|
|Illinois||Stacie Juris||Chicago||22||5'7"||2nd Runner-Up||Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2009|
|Indiana||Emily Hart||Fort Wayne||26||5'9"|
|Iowa||Richelle Orr||Hampton||21||5'3"||Previously Miss Iowa Teen USA 2011|
|Kentucky||Allie Leggett||McCreary County||19||5'7"|
|Louisiana||Kristen Girault||New Orleans||22||5'8"||Top 10|
|Maine||Ali Clair||South China||24||5'9"|
|Maryland||Kasey Staniszewski||Annapolis||22||5'9"||Top 15||Previously Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007, Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009 and 3rd Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2009|
|Massachusetts||Sarah Kidd||Leominster||20||5'8"||Top 15|
|Minnesota||Danielle Hooper||Inver Grove Heights||21||5'9"|
|Mississippi||Paromita Mitra||Hattiesburg||22||5'3"||Born in Bangladesh
Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2009
|Missouri||Ellie Holtman||Montgomery City||21||5'11"|
|Montana||Kacie West||Kalispell||24||5'8"||Previously Miss Montana 2010 (MAO)|
|Nevada||Chelsea Caswell||Las Vegas||23||5'8"||Top 10|
|New Hampshire||Amber Faucher||Pelham||22||5'6"||Previously Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2009|
|New Jersey||Libell Duran||Keasbey||23||5'8"||Born in Dominican Republic
3rd Runner-Up at Miss Dominican Republic 2010
|New Mexico||Kathleen Danzer||Rio Rancho||24||5'8"|
|New York||Joanne Nosuchinsky||Hell's Kitchen||24||5'7"|
|North Carolina||Ashley Love-Mills||Raleigh||24||5'9"||Top 10|
|North Dakota||Stephanie Erickson||Fargo||23||5'9"|
|Ohio||Kristin Smith||Dayton||22||5'8"||Top 10|
|Oregon||Gabrielle Neilan||Gresham||23||5'5"||Miss Congeniality|
|Pennsylvania||Jessica Billings||Philadelphia||26||5'9"||Top 15||Won Top 15 semifinalist spot via online voting|
|Rhode Island||Brittany Stenovitch||Cranston||19||5'6"|
|South Carolina||Megan Pinckney||North Charleston||22||5'8"||5th Runner-Up||Previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2010|
|South Dakota||Jessica Albers||Yankton||27||5'10"|
|Tennessee||Brenna Mader||Nashville||26||5'9"||Previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2005|
|Texas||Ali Nugent||Dallas||20||5'9"||4th Runner-Up||Won Top 6 Finalist spot via Twitter|
|Utah||Marissa Powell||Salt Lake City||21||5'8"||3rd Runner-Up||Miss Photogenic|
|West Virginia||Chelsea Welch||West Union||22||5'10"||Top 15||Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2007 and 4th Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2007|
|Wyoming||Courtney Gifford||Sheridan||24||5'7"||Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005 and Miss Wyoming 2008|
- Andrea Calvaruso
- Fred Nelson
- Kristin Boehm
- Kristin Prowty
- Lynne Diamante
- Nick Light
- Rob Goldstone
- Bob Harper - trainer and star of The Biggest Loser
- Betsey Johnson - fashion designer
- NeNe Leakes - reality show star, actress
- Wendie Malick - star of Hot in Cleveland
- Jessica Robertson - star of reality show Duck Dynasty
- Larry Fitzgerald - Arizona Cardinals wide receiver
- Nikki Bella - WWE Diva wrestler
- Mo Rocca - TV/radio/blog political satirist
- Christina Millian - singer, actress, TV personality
- Opening Fashion Show – "Don't Stop the Party" by Pitbull featuring TJR, and "#thatPower" by will.i.am featuring Justin Bieber (background music)
- Swimsuit Competition – "Pom Poms", "Neon" and "First Time" by Jonas Brothers (live performance)
- Evening Gown Competition – "Sweet Nothing" (Extendend Version) by Calvin Harris featuring Florence Welch
- Top 6 Final Look – "Back to Love" by Pauly D (live performance)
- Connecticut won Miss USA for the 1st time. This is also the first time that a state has two Miss Universe Organization titleholders at the same time as Logan West, Miss Teen USA 2012, also hails from the state.
- States that placed in the top 16 the previous year were Alabama, Louisiana, Maryland, Nevada, Ohio, South Carolina, and Texas.
- Alabama placed for the fourth consecutive year.
- Maryland, South Carolina and Texas placed for the third consecutive year.
- Louisiana, Nevada, and Ohio made their second consecutive placement.
- Illinois last placed in 2006.
- Massachusetts last placed in 2008.
- Connecticut, North Carolina, and West Virginia last placed in 2009.
- Pennsylvania last placed in 2010.
- California and Utah last placed in 2011.
- Brenna Mader, Miss Tennessee USA failed to place, breaking the state's 7 year placements.
2 contestants previously competed at Miss America
- Miss Montana USA Kacie West was previously Miss Montana at Miss America 2011
- Miss Wyoming USA Courtney Gifford was previously Miss Wyoming at Miss America 2009
2 contestants previously competed at Miss America's Outstanding Teen
- Miss Maryland USA Kasey Staniszewski was previously Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007
- Miss Wyoming USA Courtney Gifford was previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005
1 contestant previously competed at Miss Dominican Republic
- Miss New Jersey USA Libell Duran previously competed at Miss Dominican Republic 2010 and placed third runner up
- Miss Georgia USA Brittany Sharp was previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2006 and placed 4th runner up at Miss Teen USA 2006
- Miss Idaho USA Marissa Wickland was previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009
- Miss Illinois USA Stacie Juris was previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2009
- Miss Iowa USA Richelle Orr was previously Miss Iowa Teen USA 2011
- Miss Maryland USA Kasey Staniszewski was previously Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009 and placed 3rd runner up at Miss Teen USA 2009
- Miss Mississippi USA Paromita Mitra was previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2009
- Miss New Hampshire USA Amber Faucher was previously Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2009
- Miss South Carolina USA Megan Pickney was previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2010
- Miss Tennessee USA Brenna Mader was previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2005
- Miss West Virginia USA Chelsea Welch was previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2007 and placed 4th runner up at Miss Teen USA 2007
- Asia-Pacific: STAR World
- Indonesia: INDOSIAR, The Indonesia Channel
- Philippines: ABS-CBN, The Filipino Channel
- United States: NBC
- Venezuela: Venevisión
- "Miss Pennsylvania USA is the OPTX Rhode Island Fan Vote Winner". Miss Universe Organization. 26 June 2013.
- "Miss USA : Members". Missuniverse.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22.