The 65th edition of Miss USA 2016 will probably be held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the third consecutive time. All fifty states along side District of Columbia will compete for the crown of Miss USA 2016. Olivia Jordan the reigning Miss USA 2015 from Oklahoma will crown her successor at the end of the event. Winner of Miss USA 2016 will represent United States of America at Miss Universe 2016 pageant. Miss USA winner will get an apartment in New York for a year which she will share with Miss Universe and Miss Teen USA winner.
Miss USA pageant is held annually since 1952 to select American representative for Miss Universe. Both Miss Universe & Miss USA alongside Miss Teen USA is operated under the same Organization. United States has eight Miss Universe titles, the highest, and many Runner Up crowns. Miriam Stevenson was the first American to win Miss Universe in 1954, after two years Carol Morris won Miss Universe 1956.Linda Bement from Utah won Miss Universe in 1960. The Late Sylvia Hitchcock won Miss Universe in 1967.South Carolina’s Shawn Weatherly was crowned as Miss Universe 1980. After 15 years Chelsi Smith won Miss Universe 1995 in Namibia & two years later Brooke Lee of Hawaii conquered the Universe in 1997. Olivia Culpo, Miss Universe 2012, is the last American to win the Miss Universe crown. USA has missed the first cut at Miss Universe only four times (1976,1999, 2002 & 2010). One has to compete in local & state level pageants and win them to compete at Miss USA. Texas is the most successful state at Miss USA as they have managed to produced nine stunning Miss USA winners.
Meet Miss USA 2016 Contestants
Photo Credit:Miss USA website, Facebook Profiles and twitter handles of the contestants.