Miss USA 2016

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Miss USA 2016
Deshauna Barber.jpg
Deshauna Barber, Miss USA 2016
Date June 5, 2016
Presenters
Entertainment
Venue T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcaster Fox
Entrants 52
Placements 15
Debuts Miss 52 USA
Winner Deshauna Barber
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia
Congeniality Peyton Brown
Alabama Alabama[4]
Photogenic Kate Redeker
Wisconsin Wisconsin[5]
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Miss USA 2016 was the 65th Miss USA pageant. It was held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 5, 2016.[6][7] All fifty states and the District of Columbia competed. Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma crowned her successor, Deshauna Barber of the District of Columbia, at the end of the event.[8] This was the first Miss USA pageant to be broadcast on Fox Network. Barber represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant, where she placed in the Top 9.

For the first time, a 52nd entrant for the pageant was decided via a nationwide search through social media voting.[9]

Results[edit]

Miss USA 2016 results.
Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2016
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10
Top 15

§ Voted into the Top 15 by the public as the "People's Choice".

Awards[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

History[edit]

Miss 52 USA[edit]

This year a 52nd contestant will take part of the competition via social media voting . The Miss Universe Organization along with the fashion agency Sherri Hill decided to make a competition online where different women from all the US competed.[10] Finally, 10 women were selected by a panel of judges, and these 10 finalists were revealed on May 10, 2016. The winner between these 10 candidates competed as Miss 52 USA in the Miss USA 2016 pageant on June 5, 2016.[11] The winner, which was announced on May 18, 2016, was Alexandra Miller from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

The 10 selected finalists were:

Name Age Hometown State
1 Catherine Williams 24 San Antonio  Texas
2 Yvonne Vega 25 New Braunfels  Texas
3 Jessica Bean 24 Casper  Wyoming
4 Alexandra Miller 26 Oklahoma City  Oklahoma
5 Ivana Thomas 22 Durham  North Carolina
6 Amanda Bell 24 Nashville  Tennessee
7 Kaitlyn Smith 26 Jacksonville Beach  Florida
8 Molly Vierhile 23 San Francisco  California
9 Niki Kafashzadeh 24 Rockville  Maryland
10 Bridgette Garb 21 Oak Park  California

The panel of judges that selected the 10 finalists were:[12]

Contestants[edit]

52 delegates competed for Miss USA 2016:[13][14]

State[15] Name[15] Age[15] Height[15] Hometown[15] Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Peyton Brown[16] 22 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Eufaula Top 5, Congeniality Previously Miss Alabama Teen USA 2012
Alaska Alaska Ariane Audett[17] 21 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Anchorage
Arizona Arizona Chelsea Myers[18] 20 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Tempe Top 15
Arkansas Arkansas Abby Floyd[19] 19 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Searcy Top 10 Previously Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2013
California California Nadia Mejia[20] 20 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Diamond Bar Top 5
Colorado Colorado Caley-Rae Pavillard[21] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Castle Pines Previously Miss Colorado Teen USA 2011
Connecticut Connecticut Tiffany Teixeira[22] 25 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Bridgeport Top 10 Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2009
Delaware Delaware Alexandra Vorontsova[23] 21 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Newark
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Deshauna Barber[24] 26 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Washington, D.C. Miss USA 2016
Florida Florida Brie Gabrielle[25] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) West Palm Beach
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Emanii Davis[26] 22 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Spalding County 2nd runner-up
Hawaii Hawaii Chelsea Hardin[27] 24 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Honolulu 1st runner-up
Idaho Idaho Sydney Halper[28] 21 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Moscow
Illinois Illinois Zena Malak[29] 24 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Carol Stream
Indiana Indiana Morgan Abel[30] 26 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) North Vernon Previously Miss Indiana Teen USA 2008
Iowa Iowa Alissa Morrison[31] 24 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Davenport
Kansas Kansas Victoria Wiggins[32] 26 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Junction City
Kentucky Kentucky Kyle Hornback[33] 20 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Louisville
Louisiana Louisiana Maaliyah Papillion[34] 21 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Lake Charles
Maine Maine Marisa Butler[35] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Standish
Maryland Maryland Christina Denny[36] 25 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Baltimore Previously Miss Maryland 2013
Massachusetts Massachusetts Whitney Sharpe[37] 21 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) Burlington
Michigan Michigan Susie Leica[38] 26 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Livonia
Minnesota Minnesota Bridget Jacobs[39] 20 5 ft 11 in (180 cm) Maple Grove
Mississippi Mississippi Haley Sowers[40] 22 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) Meridian Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2010
Missouri Missouri Sydnee Stottlemyre[41] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Chesterfield Top 10 Previously Miss Missouri Teen USA 2011
Montana Montana Sibahn Doxey[42] 22 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Frenchtown Previously Miss Montana Teen USA 2011
Nebraska Nebraska Sarah Hollins[43] 25 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Omaha

Previously Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2009 [44]

Nevada Nevada Emelina Adams[45] 24 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Henderson
New Hampshire New Hampshire Jessica Strohm[46] 25 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Manchester
New Jersey New Jersey Jessielyn Palumbo[47] 24 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Wayne
New Mexico New Mexico Naomie Germain[48] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Albuquerque
New York (state) New York Serena Bucaj[49] 22 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Suffern
North Carolina North Carolina Devin Gant[50] 23 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Charlotte Took over title when Allie Dunn dropped out due to illness
North Dakota North Dakota Halley Maas[51] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Grand Forks
Ohio Ohio Megan Wise[52] 26 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Gallipolis Top 15
Oklahoma Oklahoma Taylor Gorton[53] 24 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Glenpool Top 15 Previously Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2008
Oregon Oregon Natriana Shorter[54] 25 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Eugene
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Elena LaQuatra[55] 24 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Pittsburgh Previously Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2010 and Miss Pennsylvania's Outstanding Teen 2007
Rhode Island Rhode Island Theresa Agonia[56] 24 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Cumberland
South Carolina South Carolina Leah Lawson[57] 22 5 ft 6 in (168 cm) Anderson Top 15
South Dakota South Dakota Madison McKeown[58] 21 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Sioux Falls Top 10 Previously Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2014
Tennessee Tennessee Hope Stephens[59] 20 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Livingston
Texas Texas Daniella Rodriguez[60] 19 5 ft 9 in (175 cm) Laredo Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2013
Utah Utah Teale Murdock[61] 26 5 ft 5 in (165 cm) Salt Lake City
Vermont Vermont Neely Fortune[62] 24 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Burlington
Virginia Virginia Desi Williams[63] 26 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Newport News Top 10 Previously Miss Virginia 2013
Contestant on Survivor: Heroes vs. Healers vs. Hustlers
Washington (state) Washington Kelsey Schmidt[64] 26 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) Bellevue Assumed the title after previous Miss Washington USA 2016 Stormy Keffeler resigned
West Virginia West Virginia Nichole Greene[65] 24 5 ft 7 in (170 cm) Charleston Top 15
Wisconsin Wisconsin Kate Redeker[66] 19 5 ft 10 in (178 cm) Sheboygan Photogenic Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2013
Wyoming Wyoming Autumn Olson[67] 22 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Saratoga Previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2013
Miss52usaflag.svg Miss 52 USA Alexandra Miller[68] 26 5 ft 8 in (173 cm) Oklahoma City Previously Miss Oklahoma USA 2015 after Olivia Jordan was crowned Miss USA 2015

Crossovers[edit]

Two contestants had competed at Miss America:

Fifteen contestants had competed at Miss Teen USA, breaking the record for the most Miss Teen USA crossovers. The previous record was at Miss USA 2015 with 12 crossovers.

Judges[edit]

Miss USA 2016 contestants were evaluated by panels of judges.[69]

Preliminary judges[edit]

  • Fred Nelson [70] – President/Executive Producer of the People's Choice Awards
  • Jimmy Nguyen[citation needed] – Entertainment and digital media lawyer, diversity advocate, blogger, and technology advisor
  • Joey Boukadakis [70] – Writer, director, producer, and media executive
  • Keltie Knight [70] – Correspondent and weekend host of CBS's The Insider
  • Kristin Conte [70] – Marketing and communications executive and event creator
  • Nick Phelps [70] – Global Alliance Director at Droga5
  • Rebecca Bienstock [70] – West Coast Bureau Chief at Us Weekly magazine

Telecast judges[edit]

Historical significance[edit]

References[edit]

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