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:
|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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
- Go to missusa.com
- Click on “CONTESTANT SECTION.”
- Enter Password: classof2022
- Select “Enter.”
- Tab down to “CONTESTANT CHECKLIST”
- 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
|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
|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|