|Miss USA 2001|
|Date||March 2, 2001|
|Venue||Genesis Convention Center, Gary, Indiana|
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.
|Miss USA 2001|
|Clairol Natural Instincts Style Award||
The Miss USA 2001 delegates were:
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: