Miss USA 2014

Miss USA 2014
Date June 8, 2014
Presenters Giuliana Rancic, Thomas Roberts, Jeannie Mai
Entertainment Florida Georgia Line, Nelly, Camila, Marc Broussard, and Dirty Dozen Brass Band[1]
Venue Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Broadcaster NBC, Telemundo
Entrants 51
Placements 20
Winner Nia Sanchez
Nevada Nevada
Congeniality Christina Palavra
Rhode Island Rhode Island
Photogenic Cassandra Kunze
California California

Miss USA 2014, the 63rd Miss USA pageant, was held at the Baton Rouge River Center[2] in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on June 8, 2014. All fifty states and the District of Columbia competed. The preliminary competition was not webcast live for the first time in five years,[3] but excerpts were distributed post-competition via website Hulu. The final night of competition was televised on NBC.

Erin Brady of Connecticut, crowned her successor Nia Sanchez of Nevada. Sanchez represented the United States on home soil at Miss Universe 2014 and finished 1st Runner-Up.

The date and venue was revealed by Donald Trump, co-owner of the Miss Universe Organization, and Brady on March 13, 2014, during Today.[4] However, it was reported that the delegates will be staying at the L'Auberge Casino and Hotel in Baton Rouge ahead of this announcement.[5]

For the first time, the final telecast was three hours long, with the additional hour including a look at the top 20 (rather than 15) in their home states. The top 20 competed in swimsuits, then eliminated by the judges to a top ten. The top ten competed in evening gown, then judges eliminated to a final five, along with a sixth finalist selected from the remaining contestants in the top ten via a Twitter fan vote (texting #SAVETHEQUEEN).


Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez, Rancho Mirage, California on November 21, 2010
Final ResultsContestant
Miss USA 2014
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up
3rd Runner-Up
4th Runner-Up
5th Runner-Up
  • Iowa Iowa - Carlyn Bradarich §
Top 10
Top 20

§ Voted into Top 6 via Twitter

Special awards

Miss Congeniality
Miss Photogenic

Order of announcement

Top 20

First Group
  1. Virginia
  2. North Dakota
  3. Georgia
  4. Indiana
Second Group
  1. Tennessee
  2. Florida
  3. California
Third Group
  1. Alabama
  2. Nevada
  3. Arizona
  4. Maryland
  5. Minnesota
Fourth Group
  1. Oklahoma
  2. New Jersey
  3. Louisiana
Fifth Group
  1. Iowa
  2. Nebraska
  3. Wisconsin
  4. Pennsylvania
  5. South Carolina

Top 10

  1. Florida
  2. North Dakota
  3. Georgia
  4. Maryland
  5. California
  6. South Carolina
  7. Iowa
  8. Wisconsin
  9. Nevada
  10. Louisiana

Top 6

  1. Georgia
  2. Louisiana
  3. Nevada
  4. Florida
  5. North Dakota
  6. Iowa


51 delegates were confirmed. The information from Miss USA Official website[6]

Alabama Alabama Jesica Warren Ahlberg Birmingham 24 5'6" Top 20
Alaska Alaska Kendall Bautista Eagle River 21 5'7" Miss Alaska 2016
Arizona Arizona Jordan Wessel Phoenix 20 5'9" Top 20
Arkansas Arkansas Helen Wisner Fayetteville 25 5'8"
California California Cassandra Kunze San Diego 20 5'9" Top 10 Miss Photogenic
Miss Teenage California 2012
Colorado Colorado Eleanna Livaditis Centennial 25 5'7"
Connecticut Connecticut Desirée Pérez Stamford 26 5'7" Born in Venezuela

Miss Connecticut U.S. International 2013

Delaware Delaware Kelsey Miller Wilmington 23 5'10" Miss Delaware Teen USA 2009
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Ciera Nicole Butts Washington, D.C. 23 5'7" Miss Maryland United States 2013
Florida Florida Brittany Oldehoff Fort Lauderdale 25 5'11" 4th Runner-Up A model on Season 7 of Project Runway, Contestant on Amazing Race 28 (2015) with her teammate Jessica Versteeg, placed 9th
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Tiana Griggs Monticello 27 5'9" 2nd Runner Up Second Oldest contestant
Hawaii Hawaii Moani Hara Honolulu 24 5'7" Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2007
Idaho Idaho Yvette Bennett Boise 23 5'6" Born in Guam and raised in Northern Marianas;

Miss Idaho U.S. International 2013 ; Sister was Miss Northern Marianas Universe 2006

Illinois Illinois Lexi Atkins Champaign 21 5'8" Miss Illinois Teen USA 2010 and 1st runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2010
Indiana Indiana Mekayla Diehl Bristol 25 5'8" Top 20 2nd runner up at Miss Indiana 2012
Iowa Iowa Carlyn Bradarich Iowa City 23 5'10" 5th Runner-Up Sister of Miss Illinois USA 2010, Ashley Bradarich; Later Miss Illinois World 2015, Top 12 at Miss World America 2015
Kansas Kansas Audrey Banach Kansas City 22 5'10"
Kentucky Kentucky Destin Kincer Whitesburg 21 5'11"
Louisiana Louisiana Brittany Guidry Houma 21 5'9" 3rd Runner-Up Miss Louisiana Teen USA 2009 and 4th runner up at Miss Teen USA 2009
Maine Maine Samantha Dahlborg Gorham 20 5'8"
Maryland Maryland Taylor Burton La Plata 25 5'10 Top 10
Massachusetts Massachusetts Caroline Lunny Holliston 23 5'10" Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2008 and top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2008
Michigan Michigan Elizabeth Ivezaj Macomb 24 5'7" Born in Albania
Minnesota Minnesota Haley O'Brien Excelsior 21 5'8" Top 20 Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2010 and Miss Collegiate America 2012
Mississippi Mississippi Chelsea Reardon Southaven 23 5'8"
Missouri Missouri Erica Sturdefant Springfield 23 5'9" Miss Missouri Teen USA 2010
Montana Montana Kadie Latimer Kalispell 23 5'10"
Nebraska Nebraska Amanda Soltero Columbus 22 5'7" Top 20 Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2010
Nevada Nevada Nia Sanchez Las Vegas 24 5'8" Miss USA 2014 1st Runner-Up to Miss Universe 2014
New Hampshire New Hampshire Bridget Brunet South Hampton 26 5'6"
New Jersey New Jersey Emily Shah Edison 19 5'8" Top 20
New Mexico New Mexico Kamryn Blackwood Farmington 22 5'9"
New York (state) New York Candace Kendall Rochester 25 5'8" Miss New York Teen USA 2006
North Carolina North Carolina Olivia Olvera Fayetteville 26 5'4" Shortest contestant; Competed in Miss Solaria 2009
North Dakota North Dakota Audra Mari Fargo 20 5'10" 1st Runner-Up Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2011 and 1st runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2011 The only Miss USA contestant who placed first runner-up in Miss Teen USA and in Miss USA later Miss World America 2016
Ohio Ohio Madison Gesiotto Massillon 22 5'6"
Oklahoma Oklahoma Brooklynne Young Norman 19 5'10" Top 20
Oregon Oregon Emma Pelett Portland 25 5'7"
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Valerie Gatto Pittsburgh 24 5'5" Top 20
Rhode Island Rhode Island Christina Palavra Providence 19 5'11" Miss Congeniality
South Carolina South Carolina Christina Zapolski Charleston 22 6'0" Top 10 Tallest contestant
South Dakota South Dakota Brittney Palmer Brookings 25 5'8"
Tennessee Tennessee Kristy Landers Niedenfuer Nashville 22 5'10" Top 20 Later Miss Louisiana World 2015, 3rd Runner-up at Miss World America 2015
Texas Texas Lauren Guzman Laredo 24 5'10" Miss Texas Teen USA 2008
Utah Utah Angelia Layton Salt Lake City 22 5'8" Miss Utah Teen USA 2010 and 3rd runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2010 ; Survivor: Philippines contestant
Vermont Vermont Gina Bernasconi Colchester 19 5'7"
Virginia Virginia Arielle Rosmarino Salem 22 5'10" Top 20 Later Miss Virginia World 2015, 4th Runner-up at Miss World America 2015
Washington (state) Washington Allyson Rowe Spokane 25 5'6"
West Virginia West Virginia Charisse Haislop Parkersburg 24 5'8"
Wisconsin Wisconsin Bishara Dorre Milwaukee 24 5'7" Top 10 Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 2006 and Miss Wisconsin's Outstanding Teen 2007, top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008
Wyoming Wyoming Lexi Hill Gillette 20 5'4"


Preliminary Judges:[7]

Telecast Judges:[8]

Background music

Historical significance


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

Two contestants had competed at Miss U.S. International:

One contestant had competed at Miss Teenage California

Twelve contestants had competed at Miss Teen USA (including two 1st runners-up), breaking the record for the most Miss Teen USA crossovers. The previous record was at Miss USA 2007 with 11 crossovers.

Three contestants had competed in Miss World America:

International broadcasters




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