#Miss USA pageant

Transgender Miss USA contestant eliminated early

Kataluna Enriquez, the first openly transgender Miss USA contestant, was eliminated before the round of 16 at the pageant Monday, prompting social media responses lamenting her finish. The pageant ultimately awarded its crown to Elle Smith, a reporter at Louisville, Kentucky, television station WHAS. "This is quite the accomplishment!!" the...
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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.
Springfield News Sun

Springfield native crowned Miss USA to compete for Miss Universe title

Springfield native Ellen Smith competed in her first-ever pageant in May, and was crowned Miss Kentucky. On Monday night, she was named Miss USA. Now, the 2016 Shawnee High School graduate is headed to Israel to compete in the Miss Universe pageant. The competition is scheduled for Dec. 12, and it will air on Fox television.

Miss USA 2021: Miss Kentucky USA takes the crown

Elle Smith, Miss Kentucky USA 2021, was named Miss USA 2021 on Monday night at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Smith, 23, is a reporter for WHAS-TV, the ABC affiliate in Louisville. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in May 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.
New York Post

Miss New York’s stunning transformation from tomboy to tiara

As a kid growing up in Brentwood, Long Island, Miss New York USA Briana Siaca could never have envisioned a future as a beauty queen. “Brentwood is comprised of hustlers and people just trying to survive. You’re surrounded by violence,” Siaca told The Post of life as a “painfully shy” youngster amidst the MS-13 riddled area. “I knew all about drugs and gangs by 10. We couldn’t play outside, there were constant slashings and shootings. There’s no room to dream.”

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...