Miss USA 2022
DateOctober 3, 2022
VenueGrand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada
Broadcaster
Entrants51
Placements16
← 2021

Miss USA 2022 will be the 71st Miss USA pageant. The competition will be held on October 3, 2022 at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada and will be broadcast on FYI for the third year in a row. Elle Smith of Kentucky will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2022.

Background

Location

Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, the host venue of the Miss USA 2022 competition.
Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, the host venue of the Miss USA 2022 competition.

On July 14, 2022, it was reported that the competition would be held in Reno, Nevada, with the city securing a three-year deal to host the pageant in 2022, 2023, and 2024.[1] This will be the second time that the pageant is held in Reno, following Miss USA 2019.[2][3] The following day, it was confirmed that the pageant would be held at the Grand Sierra Resort on October 3. Crystle Stewart confirmed that the location was chosen to honor Cheslie Kryst, whom had been crowned Miss USA 2019 in the same venue and had committed suicide in January 2022.[4]

Selection of contestants

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the duration between most of the state pageants from the previous year's competition, with previous year's state titleholders' reign being shortened to eight to eleven months into their calendar year, depending on state. Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia are selected in state pageants in a period began in September 2021 and scheduled to end in July 2022 to avoid scheduling conflicts with Miss America 2023 state pageants, as the state pageant schedule can become very dense between the last state pageant held from 2021. The first state pageants were Idaho and Montana, held together on September 12, 2021, and the last state pageant was Colorado, held on July 3, 2022.

Eleven delegates have previously competed in Miss Teen USA and Miss America, eight are former Miss Teen USA state winners, two are a former Miss America state titleholders, and one is a former Miss America's Outstanding Teen state titleholder.

Contestants

All 51 titleholders have been crowned.[5]

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Katelyn Vinson[6] 22 Dothan
Alaska Alaska Courtney Schuman[7] 28 Anchorage Previously Miss Alaska 2018
Arizona Arizona Isabel Ticlo[8] 28 Phoenix Previously Miss Arizona 2018
Arkansas Arkansas Rylie Wagner[9] 22 Ozark
California California Tiffany Johnson[10] 26 Lancaster
Colorado Colorado Alexis Glover 23 Colorado Springs Previously Miss Colorado Teen USA 2017
Connecticut Connecticut Cynthia Dias[11] 22 Wolcott Previously Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2014
Delaware Delaware Grace Lange[12] 22 Newark Previously Miss Delaware Teen USA 2017
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Faith Porter[13] 23 Washington, D.C.
Florida Florida Taylor Fulford[14] 28 Okeechobee
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Holly Haynes[15] 26 Sugar Hill
Hawaii Hawaii Kiana Yamat[16] 28 Honolulu
Idaho Idaho Jordana Dahmen[17] 27 Boise
Illinois Illinois Angel Reyes[18] 24 Chicago
Indiana Indiana Samantha Toney[19] 27 Clarksville
Iowa Iowa Randi Estabrook[20] 25 Des Moines
Kansas Kansas Elyse Noe[21] 23 Lawrence
Kentucky Kentucky Lizzy Neutz[22] 23 Louisville
Louisiana Louisiana KT Scannell[23] 22 Denham Springs
Maine Maine Elizabeth Kervin[24] 20 Winterport
Maryland Maryland Caleigh Shade[25] 23 Ocean City Previously Miss Maryland Teen USA 2018
Massachusetts Massachusetts Skarlet Ramirez[26] 28 Lawrence
Michigan Michigan Aria Hutchinson[27] 23 Plymouth Daughter of Chris Hutchinson and Melissa Sinkevics Hutchinson, Miss Michigan Teen USA 1988, and sister of Aidan Hutchinson
Minnesota Minnesota Madeline Helget[28] 24 Clearwater
Mississippi Mississippi Hailey White[29] 23 Picayune
Missouri Missouri Mikala McGhee[30] 28 St. Louis
Montana Montana Heather Lee O'Keefe[31] 25 Bozeman
Nebraska Nebraska Natalie Pieper 27 Omaha
Nevada Nevada Summer Keffeler 21 Paradise Previously Miss Washington Teen USA 2018
Sister of Stormy Keffeler, original titleholder of Miss Washington USA 2016
New Hampshire New Hampshire Camila Sacco[32] 27 Portsmouth
New Jersey New Jersey Alexandra Lakhman[33] 26 Hoboken
New Mexico New Mexico Suzanne Perez[34] 25 Portales
New York (state) New York Heather Nunez[35] 26 Queens
North Carolina North Carolina Morgan Romano[36] 24 Concord
North Dakota North Dakota SaNoah LaRocque[37] 25 Belcourt
Ohio Ohio Sir'Quora Carroll[38] 23 Canal Winchester
Oklahoma Oklahoma Ashley Ehrhart 25 Oklahoma City Previously National Sweetheart 2021
Oregon Oregon Arielle Freytag[39] 28 Harrisburg
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Billie LaRaé Owens[40] 25 Phoenixville Daughter of Billy Owens
Rhode Island Rhode Island Elaine Collado[41] 27 Providence Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2013
South Carolina South Carolina Meera Bhonslé[42] 26 Lexington
South Dakota South Dakota Shania Knutson[43] 22 Viborg Previously Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2018
Tennessee Tennessee Emily Suttle[44] 26 Franklin Previously Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2013
Texas Texas R'Bonney Gabriel[45] 28 Houston
Utah Utah Elisabeth Bradley 27 Salt Lake City
Vermont Vermont Kelsey Golonka[46] 23 Montpelier Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 2017
Sister of Kenzie Golonka, Miss Vermont Teen USA 2022
Virginia Virginia Kailee Horvath[47] 23 Ashburn
Washington (state) Washington Mazzy Eckel[48] 22 Seattle
West Virginia West Virginia Krystian Leonard[49] 25 Morgantown
Wisconsin Wisconsin Hollis Brown[50] 26 Milwaukee
Wyoming Wyoming Morgan McNally[51] 27 Casper

Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

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