Miss USA 2015 Judges include former Miss Universe and Miss USA winners

Miss USA 2015 Judges


Nana Meriwether – Nana won Miss USA 2012 title.  She co-founded the Meriwether Foundation for helping the poor in five African countries.  She is also a two-time All-American athlete.

Leila Lopes – Leila won the Miss Universe title in 2011.  She has worked a lot to champion HIV/AIDS prevention.

Rima Fakih – Rima won Miss USA 2010 title.  She is the first and the only muslim winner of Miss USA title.  She was once listed in one of the Top 100 Arab powerful women.

Crystle Stewart – Crystle won Miss USA 2008 and donates her time with Best Buddies, an organization that pairs mentally challenged children and adults with a friend.  Crystle was a spokesperson for breast and ovarian cancer research and education.

Danielle Doty – Danielle Doty won Miss Teen USA 2011 title.  She has made popular guest appearances at many awards like the People’s Choice Award.

Tara Conner – Tara won Miss USA 2006 title.  She was the first Miss Kentucky to do it.

Kimberly Pressler – Kimberley won Miss USA 1999.  She worked as a sports reporter.

Brook Lee – Brook won Miss Universe 1997 title.  She is famous for her amazing sense of humor.  Her answers in Miss Universe are considered the best in pageantry till date.

Michelle McLean – Michelle from Namibia was Miss Universe 1992.  She is a TV personality, motivational speaker, entrepreneur & philanthropist.  She has close ties with Miss World Organization too.  She was just 19 when she won Miss Universe.


Miss World pageant has observed this practise many times before when former winners returned as judges.  This may be the first for a Miss Universe Organzation pageant.  Miss Universe Organization chief Paula Stugart had hinted to this during her interview recently.  Miss Universe 2006 Zuleyka Rivera withdrew her participation as judge after Mr. Donald Trump’s comments on Mexico.  On this Paula Stugart said that this year Miss USA finals may see many former title-holders.