Miss USA 2024
DateAugust 4, 2024
VenueMillennium Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles, California
BroadcasterThe CW[1]
Entrants51
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Miss USA 2024 will be the 73rd Miss USA pageant, to be held at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California on August 4, 2024.[2] Savannah Gankiewicz of Hawaii will crown her successor at the end of the event. The winner will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2024 to be held in Mexico.

It will be televised on The CW for the second consecutive year.[1]

Background

Location

Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, the host venue of the Miss USA 2024 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 under the ownership of then-national director and Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart.[3] The event was originally to take place at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno; this would be the fourth time that the pageant is held in Reno and the third consecutive year holding the pageant in the city following Miss USA 2019, 2022 and 2023.

On February 10, 2024, it was announced that Miss USA 2024 would take place at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, scheduled to be held on August 4, 2024. This will be the first time since 2007 returning to its original home in California.[4]

Selection of contestants

Starting with this edition of the pageant, the Miss Universe Organization announced that it would allow women who are 28 years old and over to participate. Previous editions had between the ages from above 18 and below 28 years of age.[5]

Selection of delegates at state pageants was supposed to begin in August 2023; however, after the appointment of president and CEO Laylah Rose, the state pageants were postponed indefinitely. The state pageants were then rescheduled in March 2024. The first state pageant was Tennessee, held on March 9, 2024, and the last state pageant will be Florida, scheduled to be held on July 7, 2024.[6] The state pageant season in previous years was much longer, around five to seven months.

Contestants

As of May 2024, the following titleholders have been crowned.

State Contestant Age[a] Hometown Placement Ref. Notes
Arkansas Madeline Bohlman 22 Fayetteville [7] Previously Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2021
First cousin of Miss America 2024 Madison Marsh
Connecticut Shavana Clarke 29 Bridgeport [8]
Delaware Alysa Bainbridge 25 Newark [9][10][11] Previously Miss Pennsylvania 2022
Previously Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen 2016
Hawaii Breea Yamat 27 Oahu [12] Sister of Miss Hawaii USA 2022 Kiana Yamat
Louisiana Sydney Taylor 23 Livingston [13][14] Previously Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2020 (4th runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2020)
Maine Anne Baldridge 25 Portland [15]
Massachusetts Melissa Sapini 21 North Attleboro [16]
Michigan Alma Cooper 22 Okemos [17]
Mississippi Kaylee Brooke McCollum 23 Amory [18] Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2019 (3rd runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2019)
North Dakota Codi Miller 31 Amidon [19] Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2009
Oklahoma Danika Christopherson 22 Lawton [20] Previously Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2020 (Top 16 at Miss Teen USA 2020)
Oregon Shayla Montgomery 21 Happy Valley [21] Previously Miss Oregon Teen USA 2020 (1st runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2020)
South Dakota Ahmitara Alwal 25 Sioux Falls [22]
Tennessee Christell Foote 24 Rocky Top [23]

Upcoming pageants

State or district Date
Kentucky May 19, 2024
Ohio May 25, 2024
Illinois May 26, 2024
Rhode Island
Arizona May 27, 2024
Alabama June 1, 2024
Alaska
Maryland
West Virginia
Indiana June 8, 2024
New Hampshire June 9, 2024[24]
Vermont
Wisconsin June 15, 2024[25]

[26]

Georgia
North Carolina
South Carolina
Kansas June 16, 2024
Missouri
Montana
Texas June 22, 2024
California June 23, 2024
Idaho
Iowa[27]
Minnesota[28]
New Jersey
Virginia
Washington June 27, 2024
Pennsylvania June 29, 2024
District of Columbia
Colorado June 30, 2024
Nevada
Nebraska
New Mexico
New York
Wyoming
Utah July 6, 2024[29]
Florida July 7, 2024[30]

References

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  22. ^ "Miss South Dakota USA & Miss South Dakota Teen USA Pageants". www.misssouthdakotausa.com. Archived from the original on April 3, 2024. Retrieved May 16, 2024.
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Notes

  1. ^ Ages at the time of the pageant