Miss United States
|Headquarters||Rochester, New York|
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.  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.
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.
This is a list of women who have won the Miss United States beauty pageant since 2001.
Recent Placements and Awards
|Winner||Samantha Keene Anderson||Arizona|
|1st runner-up||Amanda Ford||California|
|2nd runner-up||Lily K. Donaldson||Tennessee|
|3rd runner-up||Azia Hernandez||Massachusetts|
|4th runner-up||Tabitha Ivan||Oregon|
|People’s Choice||Lily K. Donaldson||Tennessee|
|Interview Award||Portland Tidwell||Texas|
|Miss Congeniality||Tabitha Ivan||Oregon|
|Swimsuit Award||Samantha Keene Anderson||Arizona|
|Evening Gown Award||Tabitha Ivan||Oregon|
|Winner||Tiffany Ann Rea||California|
|1st runner-up||Thais Ridgeway||New York|
|2nd runner-up||Hayley Leach||Kentucky|
|Miss Congeniality||Britt Klocko||Texas|
|1st runner-up||Brittany Bearden||Massachusetts|
|2nd runner-up||Harleigh Lantrip||Alabama|
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