Miss USA 2000
Miss USA 2000 opening titles.jpg
DateFebruary 4, 2000
VenueGrand Palace, Branson, Missouri
WinnerLynnette Cole
Tennessee Tennessee
CongenialityMichelle Kaplan
Hawaii Hawaii
PhotogenicPaige Swenson
Minnesota Minnesota
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Miss USA 2000 was the 49th Miss USA pageant, held at The Grand Palace, in Branson, Missouri on February 4, 2000. At the conclusion of the final competition, Lynnette Cole of Tennessee was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kimberly Pressler of New York.

The pageant was held in Branson for the second and final time, at the 4,000 seat Grand Palace Theatre, and was the last pageant held in February. Lynnette Cole becomes the fifth former Miss Teen USA state delegate to win or inherit the Miss USA title in six years and the third to win it outright.

Carson Daly hosted the event for the only time, and color commentary was added for the third time by Miss USA 1996 Ali Landry and Julie Moran. Entertainment was provided by Christina Aguilera, Lou Bega, Brian McKnight and Mark Wills.



Map showing placements by state
Map showing placements by state
Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2000
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Style Award
Best in Swimsuit

Final competition scores


The Miss USA 2000 delegates were:

Historical significance


Fourteen delegates had previously competed in either the Miss Teen USA, Miss America or Miss World pageants or would later compete in one of them.

Delegate who previously competed at Miss World was:

Delegates who had previously held a Miss Teen USA state title were:

Delegates who had previously held a Miss America state title or would later win one were:

See also