Miss USA 2021 (Jayverse)

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Miss USA 2021 will be the 70th Miss USA pageant. The competition will be held in 2021. Asya Branch of Mississippi will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2021 competition.

The Pageant will be expected to air on UBC (United States) and CTV (Canada)

Background

On December 31, 2020, it was announced on Wake Up America that Miss USA and Miss Teen USA would be split from the Miss Universe Organization into a new organization under a new alliance created by Crystle Stewart called The Pageant Alliance. The 2021 edition will mark the first year of the competition under TPA. Stewart had previously been crowned Miss USA 2008.

Selection of contestants

Despite the effects of the previous year's edition hasn't yet begun its event, delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia are selected in state pageants which began in September 2020 and to end in July 2021 (originally expected to end in January 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and resurgence of the virus in some U.S. states, but was extended to six months). Some state pageants such as North Carolina, which was postponed from November to March as a result of the pandemic. Texas was originally the first state pageant scheduled for September 6, 2020, but was first postponed to January 10, 2021, when the pandemic worsened in that state and it was postponed for the second time to May 29, 2021, becoming the final state pageant of the year. However, Idaho and Montana were actually the first two state pageants and both held on September 27, 2020 as planned. One delegate is a former Miss Teen USA state winner.

Contestants

As of January 3, 2021, 3 state titleholders have been crowned.

State Contestant Age Hometown Placement Notes
Hawaii Allison Chu 26 Honolulu Previously Miss Hawaii 2016

Sister of Julianne Chu, Miss Hawaii USA 2018

Idaho Katarina Schweitzer 26 Boise
Montana Jami Forseth 23 Huntley Previously Miss Montana Teen USA 2016