July 15th Newsletter

ANNOUNCEMENT – Miss USA Finals on FYI Network, Monday, October 3, 2022

The ink just dried on the contracts needed for us to announce that the Miss USA Pageant Finals will be on the FYI Network on Monday, October 3, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time…and we are thrilled!

Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Week will be in Reno, Nevada and the competitions will be held on the stage at the Grand Sierra Resort (“GSR”).

We have special Friends and Family Rates and a room block at the GSR. The link to book rooms at the GSR is: https://book.passkey.com/GO/MISS22.

Please use this link to book rooms. If you decide to call GSR to book your rooms, please provide the reservationist with the code “MISS22” to receive the Friends and Family Rates. The Friends and Family Rates are effective for rooms booked on any nights from the night of September 25, 2022 thru October 4, 2022. Please feel free to share the link or the MISS22 code with everyone.

The rooms for our Miss USA and Miss Teen USA State Titleholders are booked by the Miss USA Organization and are available as follows:

Teens: Check-in to GSR on September 27, 2022; Check-out on October 2, 2022

Miss: Check-in to GSR on September 26, 2022; Check-out on October 4, 2022

State Titleholders or their families/directors are responsible for the cost of room nights on dates outside the above dates for our Miss USA and Miss Teen USA State Titleholders.

More Information will be coming, but below is a high-level schedule for 2022 Pageant Week:

Day Date Event
Monday September 26, 2022 Miss USA State Titleholders Check-in
Tuesday September 27, 2022 Miss Teen USA State Titleholders Check-in
Wednesday September 28, 2022 Rehearsals
Thursday September 29, 2022 Miss Teen USA State Titleholders’ Costume Show (8:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
Friday September 30, 2022 Miss Teen USA 2022 Preliminary Competition (7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
Friday September 30, 2022 Miss USA 2022 Preliminary Competition (9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Pacific Time)
Saturday October 1, 2022 Miss Teen USA 2022 Finals Competition and Crowning of Miss Teen USA 2022 (7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
Sunday October 2, 2022 All State Teen Titleholders Check Out of Rooms by 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time
Sunday October 2, 2022 Miss USA State Titleholders’ Costume Show (8:00 p.m. Pacific)
Monday October 3, 2022 Miss USA 2022 Finals Competition and Crowning of Miss USA 2022 (5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time)
Tuesday October 4, 2022 All State Miss Titleholders Check Out of Rooms by 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time



On the Road with Miss USA 2021 – Elle Smith

The past two weeks have been jam-packed preparing for Miami Swim Week! I have been working out in the gym to make sure I feel as confident as possible walking down the runway.

After spending the weekend in Cancun at the beautiful NIZUC Resort and Spa and returning home from meeting the fabulous Miss USA Class of 2022, I celebrated the 4th of July in Los Angeles. Kurve, my apartment complex, hosted a fun-filled weekend full of pool parties, barbeques, and stilt walkers. My best friends got to attend the events and celebrate with me. We finished the weekend off at the Revolve Red, White, and Bootsy All-White Party celebrating the holiday.


Miss Teen USA 2021 Corner – Breanna Myles

Being Miss Teen USA keeps me busy and I’m loving every minute of it!

In the last two weeks alone, I have had opportunities to travel to Houston, Texas and Hollywood, Florida. My most recent travels included attending the Miss Texas Teen USA and Miss Texas USA Pageants in which I not only had the opportunity to see a new Miss Texas Teen USA being crowned, but also met numerous young women from across the USA who will be vying for my title later this year.

While in Houston, I was invited to appear on the Kelly Williams Show to speak about my platform, GEMS (Girls Everywhere Making Strides) which is a TEEN Club encouraging active community service participation amongst teenagers.

I was quickly off to my next destination where I found myself in the Sunshine State and Hollywood, Florida. While in Hollywood, I had the opportunity to serve as a national judge at an event held alongside the Atlantic Ocean. The beach served as the perfect backdrop for my first time serving in such a capacity on a national level. A huge thanks to my Talent Manager and second “Mom”, Darla, for being there with me all the way!!

I’m looking forward to the remainder of the summer and sharing my experiences with everyone.

Also, a gigantic thank you to our amazing Miss USA Organization sponsor, JOVANI Fashions, for these two GORGEOUS jumpsuits!!



National Miss USA/Miss Teen USA Sponsor SeneGence

  • Titleholders will be receiving SeneGence product boxes at their homes towards the end of the week of July 18th. Also watch for a “SeneGence Brand Sponsor Guide” email from Michael Hannah.
  • Two zoom calls are scheduled with SeneGence makeup artists that will include a full-face makeup tutorial. Titleholders need to be present on one of the calls.

July 26, 2022 – 6:00 p.m. Central Time:


July 27, 2022 – 7:00 p.m. Central Time:


We encourage all Titleholders to come with a “bare face” to be able to walk-through all the SeneGence products and be given helpful makeup tips.

On July 9, 2022, our incredible Miss USA Organization sponsor and partner, SeneGence International, presented a $50,000 check to each of two of our Miss USA Organization charitable partner organizations, Smile Train, and Best Buddies. Thank you Joni Rogers-Kante, Cassie Chitty, and the rest of your amazing team for your continued support of the Miss USA Organization and our partner organizations, Smile Train and Best Buddies. At the Miss USA Organization, we love the work being accomplished by all three of these special partners. On behalf of the Miss USA Organization, sending an extra special thank you to Ashley Ehrhart – Miss Oklahoma USA 2022, and Haleigh Hurst – Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2022, for taking part in the festivities and presenting these checks.

SeneGence International, Inc. is a privately owned American multi-level marketing company that sells skincare and makeup products, including the LipSense product line. The company was founded in 1999 by Joni Rogers-Kante who is the CEO and chair.

Best Buddies International is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Smile Train is the largest cleft-focused organization with a model of true sustainability – providing training, funding, and resources to empower local medical professionals in 70+ countries to provide 100%-free cleft surgery and other forms of essential cleft care in their own communities.


Mental Health

The Miss USA Organization is a Pageant Family and we care about mental health.

Mental health is integral to living a healthy, balanced life. According to the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), one in five Americans experience mental health issues which translates to more than 40 million adults a year.

Our mental health encompasses our psychological, emotional, and social well-being. This means it impacts how we feel, think, and behave each day. Our mental health also contributes to our decision making process, how we cope with stress, and how we relate to others in our lives.

Emotional and mental health is important because it’s a vital part of our lives and impacts our thoughts, behaviors, and emotions. Being healthy emotionally can promote productivity and effectiveness in activities such as work, school, or pageants. It plays an important part in the health of our relationships, and allows us to adapt to changes in our lives and cope with adversity. 

There are steps we can all take to improve our mental health every day. Small tasks such as exercising, eating a balanced and healthy meals, opening up to other people in our lives, taking a break when we need to, remembering something we are grateful for, and getting a good night’s sleep, can be helpful in boosting our emotional health.

Issues related to mental health can impact people in different ways. If we start to see changes in our overall happiness and relationships, there are always ways get the support we want.

The Miss USA Organization Leadership Team is not an authority on mental health, so we will be conducting workshops for all of us with some mental health authorities.

We encourage you to join us for the following Mental Health workshops with these professionals:

  • August 16, 2022: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time: Dr. Elizabeth Berrocal (Mental Health Counselor)
  • September 22, 2022: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time: Kristen Dalton Wolfe (Miss USA 2009 and Board Certified Mental Health and Life Coach)
  • October 18, 2022: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time: Elise Banks (M.S., LPC Psychotherapist and Mental Health Advocate)
  • November 17, 2022: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Central Time: Panel Discussion

Zoom links for each of these workshops will be available soon.



Reminder About Addendum B to the 2022 Miss and Teen National Entry Form/Contract.

We are still missing a few signed versions that were due to be returned to Michael Hannah at mhannah@missusa.com no later than July 12, 2022. Please check to ensure you have submitted Addendum B.

Item #1 of Addendum B relates to each titleholder’s understanding of the agreement between the Miss USA Organization and JOVANI and the $2,500 credit that JOVANI is offering to each 2022 Miss Teen USA State Titleholder.

Titleholders have no requirement to wear a JOVANI Evening Gown and may wear the gown/designer of their choice. Titleholders are not required to use the $2,500 JOVANI gown credit but may opt for one of the other $1,000 JOVANI prizes.

There is a legal liability (and now contractual) to pay back the $2,500 if a titleholder uses the $2,500 Evening Gown credit but chooses not to wear the gown for the Preliminary and Final competition. In addition, she now signs that she understands that if she uses the $2,500 credit and decides to not wear the gown for the Preliminary and Final competition, she may be disqualified.

In addition to Addendum B, all 2022 State Miss and Teen Titleholders must sign the Jovani Fashion Ltd. – Evening Gown Sponsorship Agreement. This agreement can be found with the CONTESTANT CHECKLIST in the CONTESTANT SECTION of the Miss USA or Miss Teen USA website. The two documents may seem redundant, but each document serves a separate purpose.


Private Interviews at the 2022 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants

Private interviews at the 2022 Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants will each be 5-minutes in length in front of a panel of well-qualified judges. The judges’ goal is to get to know who you are and what your thoughts and opinions might be on a variety of topics. They will most likely ask you about topics included on your Official Judges’ Form and current events and topics that are important to members of your generation, so be prepared. The Miss USA Organization Leadership does not dictate any of the questions that will be asked because the organization does not know what each judge would like to know about you. All Private Interviews will be recorded this year.


Deadline for Submitting Program Magazine Ad Pages Extended to August 15, 2022

The deadline for submitting Program Magazine Ads has been extended to August15th. We look forward to seeing all the creativity from you.


Reminder to Review the Contestant Checklist

Remember to review the Contestant Checklist in the CONTESTANT SECTION of the Miss USA or Miss Teen USA website to ensure you meet all the deadlines.

To access the Contestant Checklist:


To log in to the State Miss Contestants’ Portal:

  1. Go to missusa.com
  3. Enter Password: classof2022
  4. Select “Enter.”
  6. Click on “Learn More”


That’s a Wrap!! Our Miss USA and Miss Teen USA State Titleholders’ Class of 2022 is complete! Congratulations to all of you. The countdown to the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants begin right here, right now!!

The Miss USA Organization Congratulates our 2022 Miss USA State Titleholders


2022 Miss USA State Titleholders

Title Name
Miss Alabama USA 2022 Katelyn Vinson
Miss Alaska USA 2022 Courtney Schuman
Miss Arizona USA 2022 Isabel Ticlo
Miss Arkansas USA 2022 Rylie Wagner
Miss California USA 2022 Tiffany Johnson
Miss Colorado USA 2022 Alexis Glover
Miss Connecticut USA 2022 Cynthia Dias
Miss Delaware USA 2022 Grace Lange
Miss District of Columbia USA 2022 Faith Porter
Miss Florida USA 2022 Taylor Fulford
Miss Georgia USA 2022 Holly Haynes
Miss Hawaii USA 2022 Kiana Yamat
Miss Idaho USA 2022 Jordana Dahmen
Miss Illinois USA 2022 Angel Reyes
Miss Indiana USA 2022 Samantha Toney
Miss Iowa USA 2022 Randi Estabrook
Miss Kansas USA 2022 Elyse Noe
Miss Kentucky USA 2022 Lizzy Neutz
Miss Louisiana USA 2022 KT Scannell
Miss Maine USA 2022 Elizabeth Kervin
Miss Maryland USA 2022 Caleigh Shade
Miss Massachusetts USA 2022 Skarlet Ramirez
Miss Michigan USA 2022 Aria Hutchinson
Miss Minnesota USA 2022 Madeline Helget
Miss Mississippi USA 2022 Hailey White
Miss Missouri USA 2022 Mikala McGhee
Miss Montana USA 2022 Heather Lee O’Keefe
Miss Nebraska USA 2022 Natalie Pieper
Miss Nevada USA 2022 Summer Keffeler
Miss New Hampshire USA 2022 Camila Sacco
Miss New Jersey USA 2022 Alexandra Lakhman
Miss New Mexico USA 2022 Suzanne Perez
Miss New York USA 2022 Heather Nunez
Miss North Carolina USA 2022 Morgan Romano
Miss North Dakota USA 2022 SaNoah LaRocque
Miss Ohio USA 2022 Sir’Quora Carroll
Miss Oklahoma USA 2022 Ashley Ehrhart
Miss Oregon USA 2022 Arielle Freytag
Miss Pennsylvania USA 2022 Billie LaRaé Owens
Miss Rhode Island USA 2022 Elaine Collado
Miss South Carolina USA 2022 Meera Bhonslé
Miss South Dakota USA 2022 Shania Knutson
Miss Tennessee USA 2022 Emily Suttle
Miss Texas USA 2022 R’Bonney Gabriel
Miss Utah USA 2022 Elisabeth Bradley
Miss Vermont USA 2022 Kelsey Golonka
Miss Virginia USA 2022 Kailee Horvath
Miss Washington USA 2022 Mazzy Eckel
Miss West Virginia USA 2022 Krystian Leonard
Miss Wisconsin USA 2022 Hollis Brown
Miss Wyoming USA 2022 Morgan McNally


The Miss USA Organization Congratulates our 2022 Miss USA State Teen Titleholders


2022 Miss Teen USA State Titleholders

Title Name
Miss Alabama Teen USA 2022 AnnaLee Story
Miss Alaska Teen USA 2022 Madison Hines
Miss Arizona Teen USA 2022 Mayadenise Gaskin
Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2022 Allie Shanks
Miss California Teen USA 2022 Cassidy Hill
Miss Colorado Teen USA 2022 Chloe Fisher
Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2022 Mya Xeller
Miss Delaware Teen USA 2022 Ava MacMurray
Miss District of Columbia Teen USA 2022 Asia Hickman
Miss Florida Teen USA 2022 Alyssa Khan
Miss Georgia Teen USA 2022 Courtney Ianna Smith
Miss Hawaii Teen USA 2022 Malulani Paiste
Miss Idaho Teen USA 2022 Jenna Beckstrom
Miss Illinois Teen USA 2022 Dawn Parks
Miss Indiana Teen USA 2022 KK Kokonaing
Miss Iowa Teen USA 2022 Marisa Mathson
Miss Kansas Teen USA 2022 Gracie Hendrickson
Miss Kentucky Teen USA 2022 Gabriella Hembree
Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2022 Ainsley Ross
Miss Maine Teen USA 2022 Madisson Higgins
Miss Maryland Teen USA 2022 Sonia Krishan
Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2022 Jillian Driscoll
Miss Michigan Teen USA 2022 Isabella Mosqueda
Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2022 Ava Ernst
Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2022 McKenzie Cole
Miss Missouri Teen USA 2022 Shae Smith
Miss Montana Teen USA 2022 Julia Kunau
Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2022 Faron Medhi
Miss Nevada Teen USA 2022 Janae McIntosh
Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2022 Grace Paradise
Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2022 Isabella Galan
Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2022 Caroline Babcock
Miss New York Teen USA 2022 Mahdiya Chowdhury
Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2022 Gabby Ortega
Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2022 Berkley Lundeen
Miss Ohio Teen USA 2022 Kylan Darnell
Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2022 Haleigh Hurst
Miss Oregon Teen USA 2022 Alaina McClanen-Clemons
Miss Pennsylvania Teen USA 2022 Alexandra Jones
Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2022 Julia Potts
Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2022 Katie Ward
Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2022 Bella Welker
Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2022 McKinley Farese
Miss Texas Teen USA 2022 Chanel Williams
Miss Utah Teen USA 2022 Maizy Abbott
Miss Vermont Teen USA 2022 Kenzie Golonka
Miss Virginia Teen USA 2022 Hannah Grau
Miss Washington Teen USA 2022 Kate Dixon
Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2022 Emma Kitchen
Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2022 Sage Gundelly
Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2022 Nora Steinke


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