Miss United States

Miss United States
Formation 1986
Type Beauty pageant
Headquarters Bristol
  • United States
Official language
National Director
Stephi Barton Williams
Website unitedstatesnationalpageants.com

Miss United States pageant is a beauty contest held in the United States for unmarried women between the ages of 20-29. The pageant includes women selected to represent all 50 states, District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. It is part of the United States National Pageants Inc system with seven divisions starting at the age of 8. The pageant had taken place in Washington, D.C. since 2012. During 2016, Miss United States organizers decided to move the system back to Las Vegas where it initially took place for a 30th anniversary celebration.

The reigning Miss United States 2016 is Alayah Benavidez of Texas, crowned on August 4, 2016 at the Palms Resort Casino in Las Vegas, NV. Former Miss United States Elizabeth Safrit represented the United States at Miss World 2014 in London, United Kingdom on December 14 where she placed as the 2nd runner-up.


This is a list of women who have won the Miss United States beauty pageant since 2001.[1]

Year Miss United States State Represented Host City International Pageant
2016 Alayah Benavidez  Texas Las Vegas, Nevada
2015 Summer Priester  South Carolina Washington, District of Columbia
2014 Elizabeth Safrit  North Carolina Washington, District of Columbia Miss World 2014 - 2nd Runner-up
*Miss Multimedia
*Top 5 Performing Talent
*Top 19 Interview Scores
2013 Candiace Dillard Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Washington, District of Columbia
2012 Whitney Miller  Texas Washington, District of Columbia
2011 Ashley Smith  Virginia Las Vegas, Nevada
2010 Jessica Black  Georgia Las Vegas, Nevada
2009 Erin Grizzle  Georgia Las Vegas, Nevada
2008 Brittany Williams  Nevada Las Vegas, Nevada
2007 Lauren Wanger  Florida Las Vegas, Nevada
2006 Kayla Downs  Arizona
2005 Nicole Falsone  Arizona
2004 Brandy Baham  Louisiana
2003 Lacie Lybrand  South Carolina
2001 Starla Smith  Alabama

See also


  1. "MISS UNITED STATES". MISS UNITED STATES. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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