Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith, 23, of Germantown, Kentucky, United States will crown her successor at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada on October 3, 2022. It is the 71st edition of the national beauty pageant that selects the Miss Universe candidate of the U.S.
Miss Universe, Miss World, Miss International, Miss Earth, Miss Supranational and Miss Grand International are the six grand slam international female beauty pageants. Currently, the U.S. has 65 Miss Universe placements including the coronation of Miriam Stevenson in 1954, Carol Morris in 1956, Linda Bement in 1960, Sylvia Hitchcock in 1967, Shawn Weatherly in 1980, Chelsi Smith in 1995, Brook Lee in 1997 and Olivia Culpo in 2012.
Smith was crowned Miss USA 2021 at the Paradise Cove Theater of the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA on November 29, 2021. On December 12, 2021, she represented the U.S. at Miss Universe 2021 in Eilat, Israel and finished in the Top 10.
Representing the 50 states and the capital city of the U.S., 51 women will compete for the Miss USA 2022 crown. Here are the candidates: