Miss USA 2010

Miss USA 2010
Date May 16, 2010[1]
Presenters Natalie Morales, Curtis Stone, Joan Rivers, Melissa Rivers
Entertainment Boys Like Girls, Trace Adkins
Venue The AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 51
Placements 15
Winner Rima Fakih
Michigan Michigan

Belinda Wright


Audrey Moore

Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih

Miss USA 2010, the 59th Miss USA pageant, was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 16, 2010. Kristen Dalton of North Carolina, crowned her successor, Rima Fakih of Michigan as Miss USA 2010 at the end of this event.

Fakih represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2010 pageant in Las Vegas on August 23, 2010 where she did not advance to the semifinals; becoming the fourth Miss USA to do so in Miss Universe history (the last time was Shauntay Hinton in 2002).

Representatives of the 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the title in the pageant, which was broadcast live on NBC. Fakih's victory, however, was controversial with charges of bias facing the Miss USA pageant after Morgan Elizabeth Woolard, who was runner-up, defended Arizona's anti-illegal immigration bill.[2][3][4]

The pageant was co-hosted by Australian celebrity chef Curtis Stone and Today show correspondent Natalie Morales.[5] Color commentary was provided by Joan and Melissa Rivers.[5] Pop rock band Boys Like Girls performed during the swimsuit competition and country music star Trace Adkins performed during the evening gown competition.[5] Stone, Adkins, and both Rivers have all appeared on Donald Trump's television show Celebrity Apprentice.

Kristen Dalton and Chet Buchanan hosted the presentation show.[6] For the first time, the preliminary competition was webcast live via Ustream on May 12, 2010, following a precedent set at the 2009 Miss Universe pageant. The 2010 pageant drew the notice of conservative commentators for releasing a set of "exotic and revealing" promotional photos.[7]

Pageants were held to select the representative for each state between June 2009 and January 2010. During the final show on May 16, the fifteen delegates with the highest average score from the preliminary competition were announced. The top fifteen competed in the swimsuit competition. The top ten delegates from swimsuit competed in evening gown. The top five delegates from the evening gown competition (not averaged composite scores from both competitions) competed in the final question round to determine the winner. The judges' composite score was shown after each round of competition for the fourth time since 2002.



Map showing placings by state.
Final ResultsContestant
Miss USA 2010
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
Top 10
Top 15

Special awards

Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Final scores

State Swimsuit Evening Gown
Colorado9.102 (2)9.313 (1)
Oklahoma9.098 (3)9.188 (2)
Maine9.242 (1)8.868 (3)
Michigan8.325 (9)8.845 (4)
Virginia8.733 (5)8.675 (5)
Tennessee8.965 (4)8.650 (6)
Alabama8.457 (7)8.567 (7)
Mississippi8.312 (10)8.475 (8)
California8.545 (6)8.317 (9)
Missouri8.440 (8)8.248 (10)
Wyoming8.273 (11)
Pennsylvania8.160 (12)
Kansas8.158 (13)
Nebraska8.093 (14)
Arkansas7.750 (15)

     First Runner-up
     Second Runner-up
     Third Runner-up
     Fourth Runner-up
     Top 10 Finalist
     Top 15 Semifinalist
(#) Rank in each round of competition


Alabama Alabama Audrey Moore Birmingham 20 5'8" Top 10 Miss Photogenic
Alaska Alaska Sarah Temple Eagle River 21 6'0" Sister of Veronica Temple Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009
Arizona Arizona Brittany Bell Chandler 22 5'8" Phoenix Suns dancer,Later Miss Guam Universe 2014
Arkansas Arkansas Adrielle Churchill Dover 24 5'8" Top 15 Previously Miss National Sweetheart 2005
California California Nicole Johnson Westlake Village 24 5'7" Top 10
Colorado Colorado Jessica Hartman Pueblo 19 5'10" 3rd Runner Up Won Miss Intercontinental in October 2011
Connecticut Connecticut Ashley Bickford Torrington 25 5'8" Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA 2002 and Top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2002.

Previously Miss Rhode Island 2007 and Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and Miss Photogenic at Miss America 2008.

Delaware Delaware Julie Citro Wilmington 26 5'8"
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia MacKenzie Green Washington, D.C. 21 5'11"
Florida Florida Megan Clementi Orlando 26 5'6" Orlando Magic Dancer
Georgia (country) Georgia Cassady Lance Savannah 25 5'8" Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2003
Hawaii Hawaii Renee Nobriga Haleiwa 26 5'10"
Idaho Idaho Jessca Hellwinkel Boise 19 5'7"
Illinois Illinois Ashley Bradarich Homer Glen 24 5'8" Sister of Carlyn Bradarich, Miss Iowa USA 2014
Indiana Indiana Allison Biehle North Vernon 21 5'6"
Iowa Iowa Katherine Connors Bettendorf 20 5'8" Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader
Kansas Kansas Bethany Gerber Winfield 21 5'9" Top 15 Featured in January 2011 issue of Industrial Engineer about her titleholding role.
Kentucky Kentucky Kindra Clark Mount Washington 20 5'6"
Louisiana Louisiana Sara Brooks Lafayette 22 5'8"
Maine Maine Katie Whittier New Gloucester 26 6'1" 4th Runner Up
Maryland Maryland Simone Feldman North Potomac 23 5'9"
Massachusetts Massachusetts Lacey Wilson Boston 26 5'10" Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2002
Michigan Michigan Rima Fakih Dearborn 24 5'9" MISS USA 2010 Born in Lebanon
Minnesota Minnesota Courtney Basara Duluth 20 5'9"
Mississippi Mississippi Breanne Ponder Mount Olive 20 5'7" Top 10
MissouriMissouri Ashley Strohmier Jefferson City 21 5'8" Top 10
Montana Montana Annie Anseth Billings 20 5'5"
Nebraska Nebraska Belinda Wright Scotia 21 5'6" Top 15 Miss Congeniality
Nevada Nevada Julianna Erdesz Reno 25 5'8" Previously Miss Nevada 2008
New Hampshire New Hampshire Nicole Houde Manchester 24 5'7"
New Jersey New Jersey Chenoa Greene Atco 24 5'11"
New Mexico New Mexico Rosanne Aguilar Sunland Park 24 5'8" Sister of Raelene Aguilar, Miss New Mexico USA 2008 & Miss New Mexico Teen USA 2000.
New York (state) New York Davina Reeves Harlem 26 5'9"
North Carolina North Carolina Nadia Moffett High Point 22 5'7"
North Dakota North Dakota Taylor Kearns Fargo 20 5'7" Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2007
Ohio Ohio Amanda Tempel St. Bernard 20 5'10"
Oklahoma Oklahoma Morgan Woolard Moore 21 5'9" 1st Runner Up Previously Miss Oklahoma Teen USA 2006 and Top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2006.
Oregon Oregon Kate Paul Mitchell 24 5'5"
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Gina Cerilli Greensburg 24 5'8" Top 15
Rhode Island Rhode Island Kristina Primavera Narragansett 23 5'9" Previously Miss Rhode Island Teen USA 2003
South Carolina South Carolina Rachel Law Greenville 21 5'8"
South Dakota South Dakota Emily Miller Irene 22 5'8"
Tennessee Tennessee Tucker Perry Franklin 21 5'10" Top 10
Texas Texas Kelsey Moore El Paso 19 6'1"
Utah Utah Katya Feinstein Centerville 20 5'8" Previously Miss Utah Teen USA 2008
Vermont Vermont Nydelis Ortiz Essex 20 5'6"
Virginia Virginia Samantha Casey Jeffersonton 21 5'9" 2nd Runner Up Previously Miss Virginia Teen USA 2006 and 3rd Runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2006
Washington (state) Washington Tracy Turnure Seattle 24 6'2" Twin sister of Tara Turnure, Miss Washington USA 2009.
West Virginia West Virginia Erica Goldsmith Mineral Wells 23 5'4"
Wisconsin Wisconsin Courtney Lynn Lopez Franksville 20 5'7" Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2008
Wyoming Wyoming Claire Schreiner Gillette 23 5'8" Top 15

Historical significance


Preliminary judges

Final judges

Background music




Ten delegates have previously competed in either the Miss Teen USA or Miss America pageant, including one who had competed in both..

Nine delegates who have previously held a Miss Teen USA state title are:

Delegates who have previously held a Miss America state title were:

Contestant notes

Prize package

Miss Congeniality: The award is for a contestant that exemplifies respect and admiration of the contestant's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a Flip MinoHD Video Camcorder and jewelry from Diamond Nexus Labs.

Miss Photogenic: The general public voted on www.nbc.com for the contestant who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a Flip MinoHD Video Camcorder and jewelry from Diamond Nexus Labs.

Miss USA 2010: A custom diamond tiara and jewelry by Diamond Nexus Labs; a shoe collection from Nina Footwear; a one-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy; hair care products and accessories from Farouk Systems; eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill; a Flip MinoHD Video Camcorder; a collection of luggage by Heys USA Inc.; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; gym membership to Gravity Fitness; hair services from John Barrett Salon; modeling portfolio by photographer Fadil Berisha; dermatology services from Dr. Cheryl Thellman-Karcher; health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD; dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart, D.D.S.; casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization; a year-long salary as Miss USA; extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; year-long consultation with a fashion stylist and access to a personal appearance wardrobe and the opportunity to represent the USA at Miss Universe 2010 this summer in Las Vegas.[11]


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