Miss USA 2018
Sarah Rose Summers 2018.jpg
Sarah Rose Summers, Miss USA 2018
DateMay 21, 2018
Presenters
Entertainment
VenueHirsch Memorial Coliseum, Shreveport, Louisiana
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements15
WinnerSarah Rose Summers
 Nebraska
CongenialityCallie Bishop
 Wyoming
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Miss USA 2018 was the 67th Miss USA pageant. It was held on May 21, 2018 at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana. Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey hosted for the first time, while Carson Kressley and Lu Sierra served as commentators and was broadcast on Fox for the third consecutive year.[1] Additionally, it featured performances by 98 Degrees and Lee Brice.[2] Kára McCullough of District of Columbia crowned her successor Sarah Rose Summers of Nebraska at the end of the event, becoming the first woman from her state to win the title.[3] Summers represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2018 pageant on December 17, 2018 in Bangkok, and placed in the Top 20.

The pageant was held at the same venue that was used for Miss USA 1997.[4]

For the first time, the Miss Teen USA 2018 pageant was held concurrently, with the finals of the Teen competition being held just prior to the Miss USA competition.[5]

Background

Shreveport, Louisiana, the host city of Miss USA 2018 competition.
Shreveport, Louisiana, the host city of Miss USA 2018 competition.

Location

On March 19, 2018, the Miss Universe Organization (MUO) confirmed that the pageant would be held on May 21 at the Hirsch Memorial Coliseum in Shreveport, Louisiana, this was the fifth time Louisiana hosting the pageant, and Shreveport was hosted twice, in 1997 and 1998.[1]

Hosts and performer

On March 19, 2018, it was announced husband and wife duo Nick Lachey and Vanessa Lachey would be hosting the event, while Carson Kressley and Lu Sierra would serve as backstage commentators. Nick Lachey is one of the members of boy band 98 Degrees, while Vanessa Lachey formerly was crowned Miss Teen USA 1998 as Vanessa Minnillo, and has worked as a presenter in Total Request Live and a correspondent in Entertainment Tonight.

On May 17, 2018, the aforementioned 98 Degrees and country singer Lee Brice were announced as musical guests.[1]

Selection of participants

Delegates from 50 states and the District of Columbia were selected in state pageants held between September 2017 and January 2018. Texas was initially to be the first pageant that was originally scheduled on September 3, 2017, but was pushed to January 6, 2018 due to Hurricane Harvey hit that pageant's host city, Houston. However, Illinois was actually the first pageant of the 2018 edition held on September 4, 2017. The final pageants were Kentucky and New Mexico, held on January 28, 2018. Ten of them were former Miss Teen USA state winners, three of them were former Miss America state winners and one was former Miss World Puerto Rico who competed in Miss World 2014.

Results

Contestants in the 2018 Miss USA pageant visit Barksdale Air Force Base
Miss USA 2018 results.
Final Results Contestant
Miss USA 2018
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
Top 5
Top 10
Top 15

§ – Voted into Top 15 by viewers

Special award

Award Contestant
Miss Congeniality[6]

Order of announcements

Pageant

Preliminary round

Prior to the final competition, the delegates competed in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swim wear and evening gown and was held on May 17, hosted by Erin Lim and Kára McCullough.[7]

Finals

Much like in recent years, the contestants were increased back to 15 semifinalists, from 2016. In the final competition, the top 15 competed in swim wear, while the top 10 also competed in evening gown. The top five also competed in a question round against current affairs, while the final three also competed in the final question round and a final runway, and the winner was decided by a panel of judges alongside the two runners-up.

Judges

Contestants

Contestant stats provided via the Miss Universe Organization.[10]

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Hannah Brown[11] 23 Tuscaloosa Contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor
Star of season 15 of The Bachelorette
Winner of season 28 of Dancing with the Stars
Alaska Alaska Brooke Johnson[12] 25 Anchorage
Arizona Arizona Nicole Smith 24 Phoenix
Arkansas Arkansas Lauren Weaver[13] 21 Greenwood Previously Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2014
California California Kelley Johnson[14] 25 Los Angeles Top 10 Previously Miss Colorado 2015
Colorado Colorado Chloe Brown[15] 22 Grand Junction Previously Miss Colorado Teen USA 2013
Connecticut Connecticut Jamie Hughes[16] 27 Stamford
Delaware Delaware Sierra Wright 20 Wilmington Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 2015
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Bryce Armstrong 21 Washington, D.C.
Florida Florida Génesis Dávila[17] 27 Miami Top 5 Previously Miss World Puerto Rico 2014
Originally crowned Miss Florida USA 2017, but was later dethroned[18]
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Marianny Egurrola[19] 25 Buford Top 10
Hawaii Hawaii Julianne Chu[20] 26 Honolulu Previously Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2010
Sister of Allison Chu, Miss Hawaii USA 2021
Idaho Idaho Téa Draganović[21] 21 Boise
Illinois Illinois Karolina Jasko[22] 20 Franklin Park
Indiana Indiana Darrian Arch[23] 23 Chesterton Previously Miss Indiana Teen USA 2013
Iowa Iowa Jenny Valliere[24] 27 Cedar Rapids
Kansas Kansas Melanie Shaner[25] 20 Overland Park Previously Miss Kansas Teen USA 2015
Kentucky Kentucky Braea Tilford[26] 25 Louisville
Louisiana Louisiana Lauren Vizza[27] 28 Shreveport Previously Miss Louisiana 2012
Maine Maine Marina Gray[28] 22 Mount Desert Island Top 10
Maryland Maryland Brittinay Nicolette[29] 26 Fallston Top 15
Massachusetts Massachusetts Allissa Latham[30] 27 Lowell Top 15
Michigan Michigan Elizabeth Johnson[31] 25 Detroit Top 15
Minnesota Minnesota Kalie Wright[32] 25 Eagle Bend Previously National Sweetheart 2014
Previously Miss Idaho 2015[33]
Mississippi Mississippi Laine Mansour 21 Tupelo
Missouri Missouri Tori Kruse[34] 27 Camdenton
Montana Montana Dani Walker[35] 28 Billings Previously National American Miss California Jr. Teen 2006
Previously National American Miss California Teen 2009
Competed in Miss California USA several times.[36]
Nebraska Nebraska Sarah Rose Summers[37] 23 Omaha Miss USA 2018 Previously National American Miss Junior Teen 2009–10
Previously Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2012
Nevada Nevada Carolina Urrea[38] 23 Sunrise Manor 2nd runner-up Contestant in Nuestra Belleza Latina 2013 and 2015
New Hampshire New Hampshire Michelle McEwan[39] 25 Harrisville
New Jersey New Jersey Alexa Noone[40] 23 Bayonne Top 10
New Mexico New Mexico Kristen Leyva[41] 23 Las Cruces
New York (state) New York Genesis Suero 26 Brooklyn
North Carolina North Carolina Caelynn Miller-Keyes[42] 22 Asheville 1st runner-up Previously Miss Virginia Teen USA 2013
Contestant on season 23 of The Bachelor
Contestant on season 6 of Bachelor in Paradise
North Dakota North Dakota Abigail Pogatshnik[43] 20 Bismarck
Ohio Ohio Deneen Penn[44] 20 Cortland
Oklahoma Oklahoma Cheyene Darling 20 Edmond
Oregon Oregon Toneata Morgan[45] 21 Coquille Top 15
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Olivia Suchko[46] 22 Belle Vernon
Rhode Island Rhode Island Daescia DeMoranville[47] 22 Johnston
South Carolina South Carolina Tori Sizemore[48] 22 Anderson Previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2013[49]
South Dakota South Dakota Madison Nipe[50] 21 Madison Top 5
Tennessee Tennessee Alexandra Harper[51] 25 Brentwood Top 10 Daughter of Miss Tennessee USA 1981, Sharon Kay Steakly
Texas Texas Logan Lester[52] 23 Houston Top 15
Utah Utah Narine Ishhanov 24 Salt Lake City Originally from Turkmenistan[53]
Vermont Vermont Maia-Jena Allo[54] 20 Colchester
Virginia Virginia Ashley Vollrath[55] 22 Blacksburg
Washington (state) Washington Abigail Hill[56] 20 Enumclaw
West Virginia West Virginia Casey Lassiter[57] 21 Spencer
Wisconsin Wisconsin Regina Gray[58] 27 Milwaukee Later Miss Supranational USA 2019
Wyoming Wyoming Callie Bishop[59] 28 Laramie Previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2008

International broadcasters

Television

Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

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