Miss United States

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Miss United States
Formation1986
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersRochester, New York
Location
  • United States
Official language
English

Miss United States Pageant is a pageant held in the United States for unmarried women between the ages of 20-29. The pageant includes women selected to represent all 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Miss United States is part of the system known as Mrs. United States Pageants, Inc. [1] which has eight divisions starting at the age of 8: Little Miss United States, Miss Pre-Teen United States, Miss Jr. Teen United States, Miss Teen United States, Miss United States, Ms. United States, Ms. Woman United States, and Mrs. United States. Mrs. United States Pageant, Inc. is the official and exclusive owner of the Mrs.United States Pageants trademarks. In 2016, Miss United States organizers held the national pageant in Las Vegas, where it initially was held, for a 30th anniversary celebration.

The reigning Miss United States 2018 is Andromeda Peters of Virginia, who was crowned on July 8, 2018 at the Omni Orlando Resort at Championsgate in Orlando, Florida. Andromeda Peters is a commercial model and psychotherapist with a platform: Your Mind Matters. Peters advocates for self care and mental health awareness. Notable past Miss United States titleholders include Miss United States 2014 Elizabeth Safrit, who also represented the United States at Miss World 2014 in London, England on December 14, 2014 where she placed as 2nd runner-up and earned the title of Continental Queen of Beauty of the Americas.

Titleholders[edit]

This is a list of women who have won the Miss United States beauty pageant since 2001.

Year Miss United States State Represented Host City International Pageant
2018 Andromeda Peters  Virginia Orlando, Florida
2017 Rachael Todd  Florida Orlando, Florida
2016 Alayah Benavidez  Texas Las Vegas, Nevada
2015 Summer Priester  South Carolina Washington, District of Columbia
2014 Elizabeth Safrit  North Carolina Washington, District of Columbia Miss World 2014 - 2nd Runner-up
*Miss Multimedia
*Top 5 Performing Talent
*Top 19 Interview Scores
2013 Candiace Dillard Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia
2012 Whitney Miller  Texas Washington, District of Columbia
2011 Ashley Smith  Virginia Las Vegas, Nevada
2010 Jessica Black  Georgia Las Vegas, Nevada
2009 Erin Grizzle  Georgia Las Vegas, Nevada
2008 Brittany Williams  Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 Lauren Wanger  Florida Las Vegas, Nevada
2006 Kayla Downs  Arizona Los Angeles, California
2005 Nicole Falsone  Arizona Los Angeles, California
2004 Brandy Baham  Louisiana Houston, Texas
2003 Lacie Lybrand  South Carolina New York City, New York
2001 Starla Smith  Alabama New York City, New York

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home - Miss United States Pageant". Miss United States Pageant.