#Miss USA 2021

Miss Kentucky Elle Smith takes the Miss USA crown

(CNN) — Miss Kentucky Elle Smith has won the 2021 Miss USA pageant. Smith is a 2020 graduate of University of Kentucky, the school said on Twitter. She majored in Broadcast Journalism, according to a biography posted by Louisville's WHAS11, where she works as a reporter. While at UK, Smith served as vice-president of the school's National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) chapter, the station said.
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Chiefs heiress Gracie Hunt competes in Miss USA 2021

Monday night’s Miss USA competition wasn’t without NFL royalty. Gracie Hunt, the 22-year-old daughter of Kansas City Chiefs chairman and CEO Clark Hunt, participated in the annual event, having won the title of Miss Kansas back in April. She placed in the Top 16, as Miss Kentucky, Elle Smith, was crowned this year’s Miss USA.
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Shawnee High School grad is Miss USA 2021

A Shawnee High School graduate is the new Miss USA. Former Springfield resident Ellen Smith, who goes by Elle, competed as Miss Kentucky to capture the crown Monday night during the 70th Miss USA pageant. She now will go on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel. The...

University of Kentucky grad Elle Smith wins Miss USA 2021

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Miss Kentucky Elle Smith won the Miss USA pageant Monday evening. Smith is a broadcast journalism graduate of the University of Kentucky and currently works as a news reporter in WHAS11 Louisville. She will now go on to compete in the Miss Universe pageant in Israel.

Miss USA 2021: The Winner Is...

The 2021 Miss USA pageant was held on Monday, formally crowning the 70th winner in the competition’s history. Broadcast on FYI for the second year in a row, this year’s festivities were hosted by Zuri Hall and Patrick Ta, with Nicole Adamo assisting as the pageant’s official lounge host. Fifty-one hopefuls descended upon the River Spirit Casino Resort’s Paradise Cove Theater in Tulsa, Okla., for a shot at the crown. And if nothing else, at least they got to enjoy a little music from Ja Rule. After the “final look,” as well as Asya Branch‘s last walk as the reigning Miss USA, here’s...

26 of the wildest state costumes from the 2021 Miss USA pageant

The State Costume Show has returned to the Miss USA pageant for the first time since 1993. The contestants modeled ensembles that celebrated their home states. Some of the most daring costumes featured sheer panels, cutouts, sky-high accessories, and more. Miss Arizona Cassidy Jo Jacks channeled a warrior to represent...

Miss USA 2021 Finals Begin At Tulsa's River Spirit Casino Resort

The next Miss USA will be crowned in Tulsa Monday night as the pageant wraps up at the River Spirit Casino Resort. Sixteen out of 51 women will be selected to move onto the final round of the pageant. Each state is represented, including D.C. The Miss Teen USA Finals...

Miss Universe 2021 contestant tests positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Israel

A contestant at the Miss Universe 2021 pageant in Eilat, Israel has tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of the finals on December 12. The Miss Universe organisation did not identify the contestant who tested positive or her nationality. It said on Monday that the beauty queen tested positive upon arrival in Israel and was taken to a government-run isolation hotel. She was fully vaccinated and tested prior to her departure from her home country.