Miss USA 2023
DateSeptember 29, 2023
VenueGrand Sierra Resort, Reno, Nevada
BroadcasterThe CW
CongenialityJordan Naylor, Alaska
Best State CostumeSavannah Gankiewicz, Hawaii
PhotogenicAnnika Sharma, Massachusetts
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Miss USA 2023 was the 72nd Miss USA pageant, held at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, on September 29, 2023.[1][2]

The competition was won by Noelia Voigt of Utah, who was crowned by Morgan Romano of North Carolina. This is Utah's third Miss USA title and first win in sixty-three years.[1] Voigt resigned from the title on May 6, 2024 due to mental health.[3] Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii was later announced as her successor on May 9, 2024.[4]

The competition was hosted by Keltie Knight and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, with Jordan Kimball and Miss USA 2022 Morgan Romano as correspondents. This was the first pageant to be held under the directorship of fashion designer Laylah Rose,[5] and was streamed on The CW website and mobile application.[6] It was also the last edition with an upper age limit of twenty-eight years.[7]



Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada, the venue of the 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 from 2022 to 2024.[8] This will be the third time that the pageant is held in Reno, and a second consecutive year holding the pageant in the city, following Miss USA 2019 and 2022.[9][10] Then-Miss USA organization president Crystle Stewart said the location was chosen to honor Cheslie Kryst, who had been crowned Miss USA 2019 in the same venue and had died by suicide in January 2022.[11]

On October 7, due to allegations of rigging in the previous competition, the license for the pageant and its sister pageant Miss Teen USA were suspended and returned to the Miss Universe Organization.[12] In August 2023, it was announced that Crystle Stewart had stepped down as president of the Miss USA Organization.[13] She was replaced by fashion designer Laylah Rose.[5]

Selection of contestants

Starting with this pageant, the Miss Universe Organization announced that it would accept married women and mothers to compete in the pageant.[14] The ruling was first used in the first five editions of the pageant before being revised in 1957.[15]

In September 2023, Miss USA 2022 winner R'Bonney Gabriel announced that the organization would be forgoing the age limit beginning in 2024, especially for its related national pageants. Adult women 29 years old and above will also be qualified for participation. Previously, contestants had to be between the ages of 18 and 28 by the start of those pageants.[7]

Delegates from the fifty states and the District of Columbia are selected in state pageants which began in September 2022 and scheduled to conclude in August 2023, as the state pageant schedule can become very dense between the last state pageant held from 2022. The first state pageant was Idaho, held on September 11, 2022, and the last state pageant was New York, held on August 6, 2023. Maine becomes the first married Miss USA state titleholder in sixty-six years after getting married in April 2023.[16] Nine state titleholders were former Miss Teen USA state winners, two were former Miss World America state winners, another was a former Miss America's Outstanding Teen state titleholder, three are former Miss America state titleholders, and one is former Miss Supranational Zambia winner.



Placement Contestant
Miss USA 2023
1st runner-up (later Miss USA 2023)
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 20

§ – Voted into Top 20 through the online vote.

Special awards

Award Contestant
Best State Costume
Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
Best in Interview
Best in Evening Gown
Best in Swimwear
Impact Award



The Miss USA Organization introduced several specific changes to the format for this edition. The number of semi-finalists was increased to twenty from sixteen of the previous year. The results of the preliminary competition — which consisted of the swimsuit competition, the evening gown competition, and the closed-door interview determined the first nineteen semi-finalists who advanced at the first cut. The internet voting was also used, with fans being able to vote for another delegate to advance into the semifinals. The twenty semi-finalists competed in both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions and were to be narrowed down to five afterwards.[2][18] The five finalists competed in the question and answer round, and the final speech portion, after which Miss USA 2023 and her runners-up were announced.

Selection committee


Fifty-one contestants competed for the title.[21]

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Notes
Alabama Sophie Burzynski[22] 22 Auburn
Alaska Jordan Naylor[23] 25 Anchorage Previously Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2012
Arizona Candace Kanavel[24] 27 Tempe
Arkansas Mackenzie Hinderberger[25] 24 Farmington Previously Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2018[26]
California Tianna Clark[21] 27 Perris
Colorado Arianna Lemus[27] 27 Gunnison
Connecticut Karla Aponte Roque[28] 27 Branford Previously Miss Connecticut World 2019
Delaware Noa Mills[21] 25 Middletown
District of Columbia Cassie Baloue[21] 25 Washington, D.C.
Florida Caroline Dixon[29] 25 Palm Harbor
Georgia Rachel Russaw[30] 24 Atlanta
Hawaii Savannah Gankiewicz[31] 27 Kihei[32] Previously Mutya ng Pilipinas Overseas Filipino Communities 2017[33]
Idaho Hannah Menzner[34] 27 Boise Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2014[35]
Illinois Samantha Elliott[36] 22 Freeport
Indiana Haley Jordan[37] 25 Pittsboro Previously Miss Indiana 2017
Iowa Grace Lynn Keller[38] 24 Coralville Previously Miss Iowa 2021
Kansas Haley Berger[39] 22 Lawrence Daughter of Prathumrat Woramali Berger, Miss Thailand World 1989[40]
Kentucky Madalyne Kinnett[41] 22 Lexington
Louisiana Sylvia Masters[42] 28 Houma
Maine Juliana Morehouse Locklear[43] 23 Portland First married Miss USA state titleholder[43]
Daughter of Lynn Jenkins Morehouse, Miss North Carolina USA 1994
Maryland Savena Mushinge[44] 26 Germantown Previously Miss Supranational Zambia 2022
Massachusetts Annika Sharma[45] 22 Newton Previously Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2020
Michigan Alexis Fagan-Williams[21] 22 Detroit
Minnesota Sarah Anderson[46] 20 Maple Grove
Mississippi Sydney Russell[47] 24 Collinsville
Missouri Autumn Black[48] 24 Kansas City
Montana Madyson Rigg[49] 26 Kalispell Previously Miss Montana Teen USA 2014[50]
Nebraska Mimi Wood[21] 24 Omaha
Nevada Josie Stephens[21] 28 Fallon
New Hampshire Britney Lane[21] 26 Hooksett
New Jersey Derby Chukwudi[51] 25 Hoboken
New Mexico Bianca Wright[21] 28 Anthony
New York Rachelle Di Stasio[21] 26 New York City
North Carolina Jordyn McKey[52][53] 25 Charlotte
North Dakota Monni Nyaribo[21] 27 Grand Forks
Ohio Mackenzie Schutt[21] 27 Westerville
Oklahoma Liv Walbeck[21] 21 Norman
Oregon Manju Bangalore[54] 25 Corvallis Previously Miss Oregon World 2018 and 2020, and Miss California World 2019
Pennsylvania Jasmine Daniels[21] 26 Collegeville Previously Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2015
Rhode Island Mary Malloy[21] 26 Cumberland Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2015
South Carolina Kirby Elizabeth Self[55] 23 Greenwood Previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2018
South Dakota Amber Hulse[21] 25 Hot Springs Previously Miss South Dakota 2019 and Miss South Dakota 2020.
Tennessee Regan Ringler[56] 26 Nashville
Texas Lluvia Alzate[57] 26 Houston
Utah Noelia Voigt[58] 23 Park City
Vermont Jenna Howlett[21] 21 Bridport Previously Miss Vermont Teen USA 2019
Virginia Ashley Williams[21] 24 Reston Former professional cheerleader for the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders
Washington Samantha Gallia[59] 25 Seattle
West Virginia Nevaeh Harmon[21] 21 Charleston
Wisconsin Alexis Loomans[21] 21 Waunakee Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2018
Wyoming Beck Bridger[21] 27 Sheridan Previously Miss Wyoming 2018


  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant.


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