Miss USA 2019

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Miss USA 2019
DateMay 2, 2019
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueGrand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerCheslie Kryst
 North Carolina
CongenialityTate Fritchley
 Indiana
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Miss USA 2019 was the 68th Miss USA pageant. It was held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on May 2, 2019. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey served as hosts, while Lu Sierra served as commentator, all for the second consecutive time.[1][2][3] Additionally, it featured performances from T-Pain and Nick Lachey.[4]

Sarah Rose Summers of Nebraska crowned her successor Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina at the end of the event. Kryst will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2019.

The 2019 competition served as the second consecutive time that the pageant has been held concurrently with the Miss Teen USA competition.

Background[edit]

Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, the host venue of the Miss USA 2019 competition.

On March 28, 2019, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) confirmed that the pageant would be held on May 2 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, this was the ninth time Nevada hosting the pageant rather than Las Vegas, which was hosted before.[5][6] Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed that Miss USA 2018 hosts Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey would be returning to host the 2019 competition.[2]

Following the announcement of Reno being selected as the competition's host city, it emerged that the MUO were originally planning on holding the competition in Honolulu, Hawaii. The plan was rejected by Hawaiian officials and relocated to Reno by the MUO after the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) reported that they would be unable to secure the funds to host the competition that the MUO had requested, adding that they would be interested in hosting the 2020 competition.[7]

Results[edit]

Miss USA 2019 results.
Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2019
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10
Top 15

Special award[edit]

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality

Pageant[edit]

Selection of contestants[edit]

51 delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia were selected in state pageants began in August 2018 and ended in January 2019.

Preliminary round[edit]

Prior to the final competition, the delegates competed the preliminary competition, which involved private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they competed in swim wear and evening gown. It was held on April 29 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno-Tahoe hosted by Jeff Thompson and Sarah Rose Summers.[9]

Finals[edit]

During the final competition, the top 15 competed in swim wear, while the top 10 also competed in evening gown. The top five also competed in a question round against current affairs from the contestants who are outside of top 15, while the final three also competed in the final question round and a final runway, and the winner was decided by a panel of judges.

Contestants[edit]

Contestant stats provided via the Miss Universe Organization.[10]

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Hannah McMurphy[11][12] 21 Tuscaloosa
Alaska Alaska JoEllen Walters[13][14] 25 Eagle River
Arizona Arizona Savannah Wix[15][16] 22 Paradise Valley Previously Miss Arizona Teen USA 2014
Arkansas Arkansas Savannah Skidmore[17][18] 24 Calico Rock Top 5 Previously Miss Arkansas 2016 after Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America 2017[19]
California California Erica Dann[20][21] 27 San Francisco
Colorado Colorado Madison Dorenkamp[22][23] 26 Lamar
Connecticut Connecticut Acacia Courtney[24][25] 26 Hamden Previously Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2009 and Miss Connecticut 2014[26][27][28]
Delaware Delaware Jolisa Copeman[29][30] 24 Middletown
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Cordelia Cranshaw[31][32] 26 Washington, D.C. Top 10
Florida Florida Nicolette Jennings[33][34] 22 Clearwater Top 10
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Katerina Rozmajzl[35][36] 21 Atlanta
Hawaii Hawaii Lacie Choy[37][38] 20 Honolulu Top 15
Idaho Idaho Shelby Brown[39][40] 25 Boise
Illinois Illinois Alexandra Plotz[41][42] 24 Geneva Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012
Indiana Indiana Tate Fritchley[43][44] 21 Evansville
Iowa Iowa Baylee Drezek[45][46] 21 Davenport Top 15
Kansas Kansas Alyssa Klinzing[47][48] 21 Olathe Top 10 Previously Miss Kansas Teen USA 2013
Kentucky Kentucky Jordan Weiter[49][50] 22 Louisville
Louisiana Louisiana Victoria Paul[51][52] 26 Alexandria Top 15
Maine Maine Lexie Elston[53][54] 23 Windham
Maryland Maryland Mariela Pepin[55][56] 23 Severn Top 10 Previously Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014
Massachusetts Massachusetts Kelly O'Grady[57][58] 28 Boston
Michigan Michigan Alyse Madej[59][60] 26 Garden City
Minnesota Minnesota Cat Stanley[61][62] 23 Bloomington Top 15 Previously Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2014
Mississippi Mississippi Madeleine Overby[63] 21 Columbus Former New Orleans Saintsation cheerleader
Missouri Missouri Miriah Jo Ludtke[64] 25 St. Louis
Montana Montana Grace Zitzer[65] 27 Dillon
Nebraska Nebraska Lex Najarian[66][67] 25 Lincoln
Nevada Nevada Tianna Tuamoheloa[68] 26 Las Vegas Top 5
New Hampshire New Hampshire Alexis Chinn[69] 22 Manchester
New Jersey New Jersey Manya Saaraswat[70] 21 Marlboro
New Mexico New Mexico Alejandra Gonzalez[71][72] 26 Las Cruces 1st Runner-up
New York (state) New York Florinda Kajtazi[73][74] 27 Yonkers
North Carolina North Carolina Cheslie Kryst[75] 28 Charlotte Miss USA 2019
North Dakota North Dakota Samantha Redding[76] 22 Burlington
Ohio Ohio Alice Magoto[77] 21 Cincinnati Top 10 Previously Miss Ohio 2016[78]
Oklahoma Oklahoma Triana Browne[79] 26 Tulsa 2nd Runner-up Previously Miss Oklahoma 2017[80]
Oregon Oregon Natalie Tonneson[81][82] 28 Portland
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Kailyn Marie Perez[83][84] 27 Camp Hill Top 15 Previously Miss World America Florida 2015
Rhode Island Rhode Island Nicole Pallozzi[85][86] 23 Providence
South Carolina South Carolina MaKenzie Divina[87][88] 21 Clemson
South Dakota South Dakota Abigail Merschman[89][90] 22 Sioux Falls
Tennessee Tennessee Savana Hodge[91][92] 25 Nashville
Texas Texas Alayah Benavidez[93][94] 23 San Antonio Previously Miss United States 2016[95]
Utah Utah Amanda Renée Giroux[96][97] 23 Salt Lake City
Vermont Vermont Bethany Garrow[98][99] 20 Rutland
Virginia Virginia Courtney Lynne Smits[100] 22 Woodbridge Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2012
Washington (state) Washington Evelyn Clark[101][102] 27 Cathlamet
West Virginia West Virginia Haley Holloway[103][104] 24 Morgantown Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2013
Wisconsin Wisconsin Danika Tramburg[105][106] 22 Hubertus
Wyoming Wyoming Addison Treesh[107][108] 19 Gillette Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2014[109]

Judges[edit]

Crossovers[edit]

Contestants who have previously competed at other beauty pageants:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

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