miss the United States, also known as Miss USA, is a very popular beauty pageant with a large following all over the country, especially on the East Coast. Its first edition was in 1952 and many of its winners were presented in an international competition Miss UniverseOnly two of them are winners.
Its beginnings go back to 1950 when Yolande Petpies, the winner of the Miss America competition, refused to appear in a Catalina swimsuit, one of the sponsors. For this reason, Catalina created her own contest and two years later she founded it miss the United States.
first year of miss the United States It was in Long Beach, California, and New York actress Jackie Loughrey was crowned. Alaska first competed in 1959, Hawaii in 1960, and beginning in the 1970s, every state in the country fielded a female candidate.
Miss USA who was close to the Miss Universe crown
Eight so far miss the United States They won the crown Miss Universe. the first was Myriam Jacqueline Stevenson In 1954 and then followed Carol Morris in 1956; Linda Jane Piment in 1960 Sylvia Hitchcock in 1967; Shawn Nichols Weatherly In 1980, Chelsea Smith in 1995; Broccoli in 1997; And the Olivia Culpo In 2012.
However, 6 other candidates were also close to reaching the podium: Candice Krueger The second runner-up was in 2002; Shandy Venetian first runner-up in 2004; Tara Conner And the Rachel Smith They were fourth finalists in 2006 and 2007, respectively; Nia Sanchez The first runner-up was in 2014; And the Olivia Jordan Second runner-up in 2015.
In the last edition held on December 13, 2021 at the Universe Dome in the port of Eilat, Israel, the winner was Harnaaz Kaur Sandhu, representing India. As for the US nominee, she made it to the top ten and she’s on the cusp of it Elle Smithwho competed for Kentucky.
Smith, who has nearly 100,000 followers on Instagram, holds a degree in Journalism with a minor in Political Science from the University of Kentucky and was crowned miss the United States On November 29. In the competition, she expressed that her biggest struggle is cervical cancer awareness and prevention. What do you think of this type of competition?
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