MISS USA 2022

ELLE SMITH

Elle is no stranger to the limelight, having worked as a full-time reporter for WHAS, the ABC affiliate in Louisville, a position which has adequately prepared her for the prestigious platform of Miss USA. Understanding her role as a journalist to be an essential part of our society, she took on the challenge each day as an opportunity to connect with her community and share new perspectives. Having grown up surrounded by the arts, with her father a photographer and her mother a classically trained pianist, Elle sees herself as a true creative, currently zoning in on her passion for photography, videography and modeling! Inspired by her late grandmother, Elle has taken up the mantle to advocate for cervical cancer awareness and prevention in her reign.

MEET ELLE SMITH

TOP 4
FINALISTS

NORTH DAKOTA

CAITLYN VOGEL

FLORIDA

ASHLEY CARINO

ILLINOIS

SYDNI BENNETT

KENTUCKY

ELLE SMITH

Semi-Finalists
TOP 8

Florida – Ashley Carino

Illinois – Sydni Bennett

Kentucky – Elle Smith

Maryland – Layilah Nasser

North Carolina – Madison Bryant

North Dakota – Caitlyn Vogel

South Carolina – Marley Stokes

Texas – Victoria Hinojosa

Semi-Finalists
TOP 16

Kansas – Gracie Hunt

Louisiana – Tanya Crowe

Mississippi – Bailey Anderson

Nebraska – Erika Etzelmiller

South Dakota – Caroline Pettay

Tennessee – Elizabeth Pistole

Utah – JessiKate Riley

Virginia – Christina Thompson

SPECIAL AWARDS

Congeniality

Michigan – Taylor Hale

PHOTOGENIC

Pennsylvania – Sydney Robertson

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

South Dakota – Caroline Pettey

BEST costume

Tennessee – Elizabeth Pistole