Miss USA 2022
Date2022
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Miss USA 2022 will be the 71st Miss USA pageant. The competition will be held in 2022. Elle Smith of Kentucky will crown her successor at the end of the event, and she will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2022.

Background

Selection of contestants

Contestants who are participated in each state are reverted with the eligibility rules which they are to compete not more than one state per year.

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the duration between most of the state pageants from the previous year's competition are shortened from eight to eleven months. Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia are selected in state pageants which began in September 2021 and will end in July 2022, 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 will be Colorado, scheduled to hold on July 3, 2022.

Three delegates have previously competed in Miss Teen USA and Miss America, two are a former Miss Teen USA state winners and one is a former Miss America state titleholder.

Contestants

As of April 3, 2022, 19 state titleholders have been crowned.

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Notes
Alabama Alabama Katelyn Vinson[1] 21 Dothan
Alaska Alaska Courtney Schuman 27 Anchorage Previously Miss Alaska 2018
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Holly Haynes[2] 26 Sugar Hill
Hawaii Hawaii Kiana Yamat 27 Honolulu
Idaho Idaho Jordana Dahmen 26 Boise
Kentucky Kentucky Lizzy Neutz 25 Louisville
Louisiana Louisiana KT Scannell 22 Denham Springs
Maine Maine Elizabeth Kervin[3] 20 Winterport
Massachusetts Massachusetts Skarlet Ramirez 27 Lawrence
Mississippi Mississippi Hailey White 23 Hattiesburg
Montana Montana Heather Lee O'Keefe 25 Bozeman
Nebraska Nebraska Natalie Pieper 26 Omaha
North Carolina North Carolina Morgan Romano[4] 23 Concord
Oklahoma Oklahoma Ashley Ehrhart 25 Oklahoma City Previously National Sweetheart 2021
Oregon Oregon Arielle Freytag[5] 27 Harrisburg
South Carolina South Carolina Meera Bhonslé[6] 25 Lexington
Tennessee Tennessee Emily Suttle[7] 26 Franklin Previously Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2013
Vermont Vermont Kelsey Golonka[8] 22 Montpelier Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 2017
Washington (state) Washington Mazzy Eckel 22 Seattle

Upcoming state pageants

State Date Ref.
Delaware April 3, 2022 [9]
New Jersey April 3, 2022 [10]
South Dakota April 9, 2022 [11]
Arkansas April 10, 2022 [12]
Connecticut April 10, 2022 [13]
Indiana April 10, 2022 [14]
Virginia April 16, 2022 [15]
Pennsylvania April 24, 2022 [16]
Missouri May 1, 2022 [17]
New Hampshire May 1, 2022 [18]
North Dakota May 1, 2022 [19]
Kansas May 8, 2022 [20]
Wisconsin May 8, 2022 [21]
Maryland May 15, 2022 [22]
Nevada May 15, 2022 [23]
Iowa May 21, 2022 [24]
Ohio May 21, 2022 [25]
Michigan May 28, 2022 [26]
Utah May 28, 2022 [27]
Arizona May 29, 2022 [28]
Florida May 29, 2022 [29]
Minnesota May 29, 2022 [30]
Rhode Island May 29, 2022 [31]
Illinois May 30, 2022 [32]
District of Columbia June 4, 2022 [33]
New York June 4, 2022 [34]
California June 5, 2022 [35]
New Mexico June 5, 2022 [36]
West Virginia June 5, 2022 [37]
Wyoming June 18, 2022 [38]
Texas July 2, 2022 [39]
Colorado July 3, 2022 [40]

Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant

References

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  5. ^ "Arielle Freytag selected as Miss Oregon USA 2022". The Times of India Photogallery. Retrieved January 18, 2022.
  6. ^ "Lexington's Meera Bhonslé wins Miss South Carolina USA crown". West Metro News. March 17, 2022. Retrieved March 23, 2022.
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