Miss USA 2013

Miss USA 2013
Date June 16, 2013
Presenters Nick Jonas, Giuliana Rancic, Jeannie Mai
Entertainment Jonas Brothers, Pauly D
Venue The AXIS, Las Vegas, Nevada
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 51
Placements 15
Winner Erin Brady
Connecticut Connecticut

Gabrielle Neilan

Oregon Oregon

Marissa Powell

Utah Utah

Miss USA 2013, the 62nd Miss USA pageant, was held on June 16, 2013 at the The AXIS in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the title and the pageant was televised live on NBC. Outgoing titleholder Nana Meriwether of Maryland crowned her successor Erin Brady of Connecticut at the end of the event. This was Connecticut's first ever Miss USA crown.

Viewers were able to interact with the pageant via Twitter and Zeebox. Fans were able to vote for their favorite contestant through the Miss USA website, from May 15 to June 15. Jessica Billings, Miss Pennsylvania USA, winner of this fan vote won top 15 placement on the final night.[1] Miss Texas USA, Alexandria Nugent, won the most Twitter votes among the top 10, winning her a place in the top 6.

Preliminary competition

The preliminary competition took place on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at 10 pm (ET) and was webcast on the official Miss USA website via Ustream.


Miss USA 2013, Erin Brady, Long Beach, CA on January 4, 2014
Final ResultsContestant
Miss USA 2013
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
  • Utah Utah - Marissa Powell
4th Runner-Up
5th Runner-Up
Top 10
Top 15

Voted into Top 15 via Internet
§ Voted into Top 6 via Twitter

Special awards

Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic
  •  Utah - Marissa Powell


51 delegates have been confirmed.[2]

Alabama Alabama Mary Margaret McCord Gadsden 23 5'7" 1st Runner-Up
Alaska Alaska Melissa McKinney Anchorage 26 5'11"
Arizona Arizona Rachel Massie Glendale 20 5'6"
Arkansas Arkansas Hannah Billingsley Franklin 22 5'7"
California California Mabelynn Capeluj San Diego 21 5'8" Top 15
Colorado Colorado Amanda Wiley Littleton 26 5'10"
Connecticut Connecticut Erin Brady East Hampton 26 5'8" Miss USA 2013 Top 10 in Miss Universe 2013
Delaware Delaware Rachel Baiocco Bear 22 5'6"
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Jessica Frith Washington, D.C. 26 5'6"
Florida Florida Michelle Aguirre Hialeah 20 5'7"
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Brittany Sharp Roswell 22 5'10" Previously Miss Georgia Teen USA 2006 and 4th Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2006
Hawaii Hawaii Brianna Acosta Waialua 21 5'10"
Idaho Idaho Marissa Wickland Boise 21 5'6" Previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2009
Illinois Illinois Stacie Juris Chicago 22 5'7" 2nd Runner-Up Previously Miss Illinois Teen USA 2009
Indiana Indiana Emily Hart Fort Wayne 26 5'9"
Iowa Iowa Richelle Orr Hampton 21 5'3" Previously Miss Iowa Teen USA 2011
Kansas Kansas Staci Klinginsmith Lenexa 26 5'8"
Kentucky Kentucky Allie Leggett McCreary County 19 5'7"
Louisiana Louisiana Kristen Girault New Orleans 22 5'8" Top 10
Maine Maine Ali Clair South China 24 5'9"
Maryland Maryland Kasey Staniszewski Annapolis 22 5'9" Top 15 Previously Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007, Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009 and 3rd Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2009
Massachusetts Massachusetts Sarah Kidd Leominster 20 5'8" Top 15
Michigan Michigan Jaclyn Schultz Wyandotte 24 6'0"
Minnesota Minnesota Danielle Hooper Inver Grove Heights 21 5'9"
Mississippi Mississippi Paromita Mitra Hattiesburg 22 5'3" Born in Bangladesh
Previously Miss Mississippi Teen USA 2009
Missouri Missouri Ellie Holtman Montgomery City 21 5'11"
Montana Montana Kacie West Kalispell 24 5'8" Previously Miss Montana 2010 (MAO)
Nebraska Nebraska Ellie Lorenzen Omaha 23 5'7"
Nevada Nevada Chelsea Caswell Las Vegas 23 5'8" Top 10
New Hampshire New Hampshire Amber Faucher Pelham 22 5'6" Previously Miss New Hampshire Teen USA 2009
New Jersey New Jersey Libel Duran Keasbey 23 5'8" Born in Dominican Republic
3rd Runner-Up at Miss Dominican Republic 2010
New Mexico New Mexico Kathleen Danzer Rio Rancho 24 5'8"
New York (state) New York Joanne Nosuchinsky Hell's Kitchen 24 5'7"
North Carolina North Carolina Ashley Love-Mills Raleigh 24 5'9" Top 10
North Dakota North Dakota Stephanie Erickson Fargo 23 5'9"
Ohio Ohio Kristin Smith Dayton 22 5'8" Top 10
Oklahoma Oklahoma Makenzie Muse Yukon 21 5'8"
Oregon Oregon Gabrielle Neilan Gresham 23 5'5" Miss Congeniality
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Jessica Billings Philadelphia 26 5'9" Top 15 Won Top 15 semifinalist spot via online voting
Rhode Island Rhode Island Brittany Stenovitch Cranston 19 5'6"
South Carolina South Carolina Megan Pinckney North Charleston 22 5'8" 5th Runner-Up Previously Miss South Carolina Teen USA 2010
South Dakota South Dakota Jessica Albers Yankton 27 5'10"
Tennessee Tennessee Brenna Mader Nashville 26 5'9" Previously Miss Wyoming Teen USA 2005
Texas Texas Ali Nugent Dallas 20 5'9" 4th Runner-Up Won Top 6 Finalist spot via Twitter
Utah Utah Marissa Powell Salt Lake City 21 5'8" 3rd Runner-Up Miss Photogenic
Vermont Vermont Sarah Westbrook Burlington 25 5'7"
Virginia Virginia Shannon McAnally Arlington 25 5'5"
Washington (state) Washington Cassandra Searles Redmond 24 5'7"
West Virginia West Virginia Chelsea Welch West Union 22 5'10" Top 15 Previously Miss West Virginia Teen USA 2007 and 4th Runner-Up at Miss Teen USA 2007
Wisconsin Wisconsin Chrissy Zamora Milwaukee 26 5'8"
Wyoming Wyoming Courtney Gifford Sheridan 24 5'7" Previously Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005 and Miss Wyoming 2008


Preliminary Judges:[3]

Telecast Judges:[4]

Background music


Two contestants had competed at Miss America:

Two contestants had competed at Miss America's Outstanding Teen:

One contestant had competed at Miss Dominican Republic:

Ten contestants had competed at Miss Teen USA (five contestants from Miss Teen USA 2009):

International broadcasters




  1. "Miss Pennsylvania USA is the OPTX Rhode Island Fan Vote Winner". Miss Universe Organization. June 26, 2013.
  2. "Miss USA 2013 Contestants". Miss Universe Organization.
  3. http://www.missuniverse.com/missusa/members/judges
  4. http://content.missuniverse.com/media/promos/news.1370895371PressRelease_2013MissUSAJudges.pdf

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