Miss USA 2019 (Jayverse)
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 Katie Anway of NASCAR Thunder Trax, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez and Lu Sierra served as commentators.
Sarah Rose Summers of Nebraska crowned her successor Cheslie Kryst of North Carolina at the end of the event. Kryst represented the United States at Miss Universe 2019 and placed in the Top 10.
The 2019 competition served as the second consecutive time that the pageant has been held concurrently with the Miss Teen USA competition.
However the 2019 Pageant is broadcasted on UBC for the 50th Year on Television with CTV in Canada was broadcasting Telecast for our Canadian Viewers for our 39th Year on Television, and was syndicated to Radio Stations as part of the Rhythm Radio Network.
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. Shortly afterwards, it was confirmed that Miss USA 2018 hosts Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey would be returning to host the 2019 competition.
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 in the future.
Selection of participants
Delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia were selected in state pageants began in August 2018 and ended in January 2019. The first state pageant was Alaska, held on August 4, 2018, and the final pageants were California, Kentucky and New Mexico, both held on January 27, 2019. Seven of them were former Miss Teen USA state winners, three of them were former Miss America state winners and two of them were former Miss America's Outstanding Teen state winners.
Miss USA 2019 results.
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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 Nia Sanchez and Sarah Rose Summers.
The format remained the same as the previous year, 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 alongside the two runners-up.
- Nicole Feld – businesswoman, producer, and vice president for Feld Entertainment, Inc.
- Kim Kaupe – businesswoman and co-founder of The Superfan Company
- Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters – Miss Universe 2017 from South Africa
- Ukonwa Ojo – marketing executive for CoverGirl, Rimmel, and Vera Wang
- Amy Palmer – journalist and media entrepreneur
- Denise Quiñones – Miss Universe 2001 from Puerto Rico
- Hillary Schieve – politician and Mayor of Reno, Nevada
- Patricia Smith – philanthropist and Miss Virginia USA 1994
Contestant stats provided via the Miss Universe Organization.
|Alaska||JoEllen Walters||25||Eagle River|
|Arizona||Savannah Wix||23||Paradise Valley||Previously Miss Arizona Teen USA 2014|
|Arkansas||Savannah Skidmore||24||Calico Rock||Top 5||Previously Miss Arkansas 2016 after Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America 2017|
|California||Erica Dann||27||San Francisco|
|Connecticut||Acacia Courtney||26||Hamden||Previously Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2009 and Miss Connecticut 2014|
|District of Columbia||Cordelia Cranshaw||26||Washington, D.C.||Top 10|
|Florida||Nicolette Jennings||22||Clearwater||Top 10|
|Hawaii||Lacie Choy||20||Honolulu||Top 15|
|Illinois||Alexandra Plotz||24||Geneva||Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2012
Later Miss Illinois World 2019
|Iowa||Baylee Drezek||21||Davenport||Top 15|
|Kansas||Alyssa Klinzing||21||Olathe||Top 10||Previously Miss Kansas Teen USA 2013|
|Louisiana||Victoria Paul||26||Alexandria||Top 15||Contestant on season 24 of The Bachelor|
|Maryland||Mariela Pepin||23||Severn||Top 10||Previously Miss Maryland Teen USA 2014
Top 10 finalist at Miss World America 2017
|Michigan||Alyse Madej||26||Garden City|
|Minnesota||Cat Stanley||23||Bloomington||Top 15||Previously Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2014|
|Mississippi||Madeleine Overby||21||Columbus||Former New Orleans Saintsation cheerleader|
|Missouri||Miriah Jo Ludtke||25||St. Louis|
|Nevada||Tianna Tuamoheloa||26||Las Vegas||Top 5|
|New Hampshire||Alexis Chinn||22||Manchester|
|New Jersey||Manya Saaraswat||21||Marlboro|
|New Mexico||Alejandra Gonzalez||26||Las Cruces||1st Runner-up|
|New York||Florinda Kajtazi||27||Yonkers|
|North Carolina||Cheslie Kryst||28||Charlotte||Miss USA 2019|
|North Dakota||Samantha Redding||22||Burlington|
|Ohio||Alice Magoto||21||Cincinnati||Top 10||Previously Miss Ohio 2016|
|Oklahoma||Triana Browne||26||Tulsa||2nd Runner-up||Previously Miss Oklahoma 2017|
|Pennsylvania||Kailyn Marie Perez||27||Camp Hill||Top 15||Previously Miss Florida World 2015|
|Rhode Island||Nicole Pallozzi||23||Providence|
|South Carolina||MaKenzie Divina||21||Clemson|
|South Dakota||Abigail Merschman||22||Sioux Falls|
|Texas||Alayah Benavidez||23||San Antonio||Previously Miss United States 2016
Contestant on season 24 of The Bachelor
|Utah||Amanda Renée Giroux||23||Salt Lake City|
|Virginia||Courtney Lynne Smits||22||Woodbridge||Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2012|
|West Virginia||Haley Holloway||24||Morgantown||Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2013|
|Wyoming||Addison Treesh||19||Gillette||Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2014|
The Broadcast and The Performances
The Opening Broadcast of the 2019 Miss USA Pageant starts with T-Pain's "All I Do is Win" accompanied by clips of Past Miss USA Pageants dating back to it's first broadcast in 1970 on UBC hosted by Bob Barker following that the Opening Number begins with all 51 Contestants competing for the Crown sang a Remake of "New Attitude" (which was last sung in the Opening Number in the 1985 Miss Universe Pageant when it was broadcasted from Edmonton, Alberta) with extra vocals by our Troupe (which include Season 15 So You Think You Can Dance Winner Hannahlei Cabanilla, Season 16 American Idol Winner Maddie Poppe, Season 16 American Idol 3rd Place Finisher Gabby Barrett and Rhythm Radio's Next Big Thing of 2019 Meg Donnelly along with a Number of Miss USA State Contestants and all Miss Teen USA Contestants who competed on April 28th when the pageant was won by Hailey Colborn from Kansas)
As for the Rest of the Performances
- Swimsuit - TBA
- Evening Gown - "The Way You Look Tonight" by Nick Lachey (cover version of "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra)
- Crowning Song when Cheslie Kryst is named Miss USA - "It Won't Be Long Now" by Alice Magoto (cover version of "It Won't Be Long Now" by Lin-Manuel Miranda)