|Miss USA 2003|
|Date||March 24, 2003|
|Venue||San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, Texas|
Miss USA 2003 was the 52nd Miss USA pageant, held at the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium in San Antonio, Texas on March 24, 2003. It was the first time it had been held in this state since 1996 when the pageant was held in South Padre Island. It was the latest it had been held since 1986, as previous pageants had been held in February or early March and this was the first Miss USA to be broadcast on NBC, replacing CBS, which had broadcast the pageant since 1963.
The pageant was won by Susie Castillo of Massachusetts, who was crowned by outgoing queen Shauntay Hinton of the District of Columbia. The format reverted to a Top Ten who competed in swimsuit and evening gown, although, as with 2002, there was no interview competition for the semi-finalists. This would be the last year where a top ten was called until 2017. The following Miss Universe Organization pageant, Miss Universe 2003 and onward, fifteen semi-finalists have been called each year.
Daisy Fuentes co-hosted the event for the first time (although she had been a color commentator in 1995), joined by Billy Bush who would also host the 2004 and 2005 events, as well as the Miss Universe pageants all three years. Color commentary was added by reigning Miss USA Shauntay Hinton. Entertainment was provided by Burn The Floor.
|Miss USA 2003|
Order of Announcements
The Miss USA 2003 delegates were:
|Alabama||Michelle Arnette||Dothan||25||5'10"||1st Runner up|
|Alaska||Stacey Storey||Eagle River||25||5'8"||Previously Miss Alaska 1995|
|California||Candice Sanders||La Habra||26||5'10"|
|Colorado||Erin Caperton MacGregor||Denver||26||5'9"||Previously Miss Colorado 1999|
|Delaware||Cheryl Lynn Crowe||Felton||24||5'9"||Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 1997|
|District of Columbia||Michelle Dollie Wright||Washington, DC||26||5'6"||Previously Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 1995|
|Florida||Carrie Mewha||Fort Lauderdale||24||5'10"|
|Hawaii||Alicia Malia Michioka||Kapaa||24||5'5"||Top 10||Sister of Justine Michioka, Miss Hawaii USA 2004|
Later Mrs. Hawaii United States 2004 and 1st Runner up at Mrs. United States 2004.
|Illinois||Agnieszka Zakreta||Rolling Meadows||24||5'9"||Previously Miss Tourism International 1999 as Poland's representative|
|Indiana||Tashina Brooke Kastigar||West Terre Haute||22||5'9"||Top 10||Previously Miss Indiana Teen USA 1998|
|Kansas||Alicia Angelina Cabrera||Leawood||24||5'8"|
|Louisiana||Brittney Rogers||Shreveport||20||5'6"||Later competed in Fear Factor and won|
She and her family competed on The Amazing Race: Family Edition and finished 9th
|Massachusetts||Susie Castillo||Lawrence||23||5'8"||Winner||Previously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1998|
|Michigan||Elisa Kathleen Schleef||St. Joseph||23||5'8"||3rd Runner up|
|Minnesota||Sarah Cahill||Waseca||24||5'8"||Miss Photogenic||Previously Miss Minnesota Teen USA 1996|
|Mississippi||Allison Bloodworth||Grenada||21||5'8"||Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 1999|
|Nevada||Ashley Huff||Henderson||22||5'7"||Previously Miss Nevada 2001|
|New Hampshire||Rachael Ribeck||Londonderry||24||5'7"|
|New Jersey||Vanessa Baker||Marlton||23||5'11"|
|New Mexico||Alina Ogle||Albuquerque||21||5'9"||Top 10||Previously Miss New Mexico Teen USA 1999|
|New York||Nadia Behette||Bay Ridge||25||5'7"|
|North Carolina||Kristen Luneberg||Durham||22||5'9"||Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 1998|
|North Dakota||Samantha Edwards†||Fargo||23||5'7"|
|Ohio||Candace Smith||Dayton||26||5'6"||Later contestant on Survivor: Tocantins|
|Oklahoma||Star Williams||Tulsa||22||5'8"||Top 10|
|Rhode Island||Krisily Kennedy||Warwick||23||5'9"||Later contestant of Season 7 on The Bachelor|
Later contestant on the first season of Bachelor Pad.
|South Carolina||Anna Hanks||Belton||21||5'10"||Top 10|
|South Dakota||Jessica Lawrence||Brookings||25||5'9"||Later Mrs. Iowa America 2015|
|Tennessee||Beth Hood||Cleveland||24||5'9"||4th Runner up||Previously Miss Tennessee 2000|
|Texas||Nicole O'Brian||Friendswood||20||5'6"||2nd Runner up||Previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2000|
Later competed in The Amazing Race 5 with her teammate and former boyfriend Brandon Davidson.
|Utah||Kelly Chapman||South Jordan||24||5'9"|
|Vermont||Jennifer Ripley||Burlington||20||5'7"||Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 1999|
Later Mrs. Vermont America 2009
|Washington||Breann Parriott||Puyallup||25||5'6"||Miss Congeniality||Previously Miss Washington 2001|
|West Virginia||Amy Thomason||Buckhannon||24||5'6"|