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Miss USA 2001
Miss USA 2001 Kandace Krueger
DateMarch 2, 2001
VenueGenesis Convention Center, Gary, Indiana
WinnerKandace Krueger
Texas Texas
CongenialityMonica Palumbo
North Carolina North Carolina
PhotogenicKatee Doland
Colorado Colorado
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Miss USA 2001 was the 50th Miss USA pageant, held at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary, Indiana on March 2, 2001. The event was won by Kandace Krueger of Texas, who was crowned by outgoing queen Lynnette Cole of Tennessee.

The pageant was held in Gary for the first time, at the Genesis Convention Center, and was held in early March for the first time in two years, after being held in Branson, Missouri from 1999 to 2000 in early February. This became only the second time in seven years that a Miss Teen USA state delegate did not win or inherit the Miss USA title.

William Shatner hosted the event for the only time, and color commentary was provided by Tommy Davidson, Vanessa Minnillo, Miss Teen USA 1998 and Lara Dutta, the reigning Miss Universe. Entertainment was provided by Lara Fabian, Evan and Jaron and The Warren Brothers.



Map showing placements by state
Map showing placements by state
Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2001
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10

Special awards

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Clairol Natural Instincts Style Award

Final competition scores


The Miss USA 2001 delegates were:

Historical significance


Seven delegates had previously competed in either the Miss Teen USA or Miss America pageants and four delegates would later win a Miss America state title. Two of those who competed at Miss USA 2001, Katee Doland and Elizabeth Barchas, later became Triple Crown winners, for holding state titles for Miss Teen USA, Miss USA and Miss America

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


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