Miss United States

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Miss United States
Formation1986; 36 years ago (1986)
TypeBeauty pageant
HeadquartersRochester, New York
Location
  • United States
Official language
English
Websitehttps://www.unitedstatescrown.com/divisions/miss-united-states

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 is Samantha Anderson of Phoenix, Arizona, who was crowned on October 7, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. [2]

Notable past Miss United States titleholders include Miss United States 2013 Candiace Dillard, who is a reality television personality on Bravo's Real Housewives of Potomac, and 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.

In the 2000 American comedy film Miss Congeniality, the FBI asks tomboy agent Gracie (Sandra Bullock) to go under cover as a contestant when a terrorist threatens to bomb the Miss United States pageant.

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
2021 Samantha Keene Anderson  Arizona Las Vegas, Nevada
2020 Tiffany Ann Rea  California Palm Beach, Florida
2019 Alexia Robinson  Missouri Las Vegas, Nevada
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 Currently appears on The Real Housewives of Potomac
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 Ashley Kazian [3] [4]  South Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina
2006 Shannon Haggard  North Carolina Raleigh, North Carolina
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

Recent Placements and Awards[edit]

2021[5][edit]

Results Contestant State Represented
Winner Samantha Keene Anderson  Arizona
1st runner-up Amanda Ford  California
2nd runner-up Lily K. Donaldson Tennessee Tennessee
3rd runner-up Azia Hernandez Massachusetts Massachusetts
4th runner-up Tabitha Ivan Oregon Oregon
People’s Choice Lily K. Donaldson Tennessee Tennessee
Interview Award Portland Tidwell  Texas
Miss Congeniality Tabitha Ivan Oregon Oregon
Swimsuit Award Samantha Keene Anderson  Arizona
Evening Gown Award Tabitha Ivan Oregon Oregon

2020[6][edit]

Results Contestant State Represented
Winner Tiffany Ann Rea  California
1st runner-up Thais Ridgeway New York (state) New York
2nd runner-up Hayley Leach Kentucky Kentucky
Miss Congeniality Britt Klocko  Texas

2019[7][edit]

Results Contestant State Represented
Winner Alexia Robinson  Missouri
1st runner-up Brittany Bearden Massachusetts Massachusetts
2nd runner-up Harleigh Lantrip  Alabama

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Home - Miss United States Pageant". Miss United States Pageant.
  2. ^ "Samantha Anderson | United States National Pageants". 19 October 2021.
  3. ^ "Home - Ashley Kazian crowned Miss United States 2007". Ashley Kazian crowned Miss United States 2007.
  4. ^ "Home - Greer's Ashley Kazian crowned Miss United States". Greer’s Ashley Kazian crowned Miss United States.
  5. ^ "2021 National Pageants Awards and Runner-Ups | United States National Pageants". www.unitedstatescrown.com. 2021-10-22. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  6. ^ "Pageant Planet: United States National Pageant 2020 - Junior Teen Contestants". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  7. ^ "Pageant Planet: United States National Pageant 2019 - Junior Teen Contestants". www.pageantplanet.com. Retrieved 2022-01-20.