Miss USA - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Miss USA


North Carolina's Cheslie Kryst is Miss USA 2019

May 03, 2019 - 11:02 AM

Cheslie succeeds Sarah Rose Summers as the new queen

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Dec 14, 2018 - 9:26 PM

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Miss USA apologizes over 'xenophobic' remarks vs Miss Cambodia, Miss Vietnam

Dec 14, 2018 - 1:00 PM

'My life, friendships, and career revolve around me being a compassionate and empathetic woman. I would never intend to hurt another,' says Miss USA Sarah Rose Summers

KISS AND MAKE UP. Miss USA apologizes following backlash over what some say were 'xenophobic' comments made about Miss Cambodia and Miss Vietnam. Photo from Miss Australia's Instagram

Meet Raquel Wellentin, the Fil-Am who competed in Miss USA 2017

May 16, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Raquel is the first from her family to graduate from college and is one of the 5 immigrants who competed in Miss USA 2017 – here s what you need to know about this Filipino American beauty queen

Raquel Wellentin, Miss North Dakota USA 2017, competes on stage in Yandy Swim during the MISS USA® Preliminary Competition at Mandalay Bay Convention Center on May 11, 2017. The Miss USA contestants have been touring, filming, rehearsing and preparing to compete for the Miss USA crown in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tune in to the FOX telecast at 8:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed on Sunday, May 14, from Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Las Vegas to see who will become Miss USA. HO/The Miss Universe Organization

The new Miss USA helps regulate nuclear power plants

May 15, 2017 - 3:51 PM

Miss District of Columbia Kara McCullough is a chemist with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Olivia Jordan coming to Manila for Miss Universe 2016 pageant

Jan 21, 2017 - 12:09 PM

Miss Universe USA 2015 Olivia Jordan who was 2nd runner up in the 2015 Miss Universe pageant is returning to the Philippines

Pia Wurtzbach, Olivia Jordan exchange touching messages as Miss USA crowned

Jun 08, 2016 - 10:44 PM

But there we were back on the same stage and exact same spot as last year You ve been so gracious and supportive Most of all thank you for making me feel like I wasn t alone during my down moments writes Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach

WATCH: 'Kilig' overload as Backstreet Boys perform at Miss USA pageant

Jun 07, 2016 - 5:32 PM

Spotted: Pia Wurtzbach sings along to an old BSB favorite As Long As You Love Me

PARTY BACKSTAGE. The Miss USA ladies are surprised by BSB before the pageant. Screengrab from Facebook/Miss USA

Meet Deshauna Barber, army reserve officer and new Miss USA

Jun 06, 2016 - 11:27 PM

Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber the new Miss USA is an army reserve logistics company commander and an information technology analyst for the US Commerce Department

MISS USA 2016. Miss District of Columbia USA 2016 Deshauna Barber poses for photos at a news conference after being crowned Miss USA at the 2016 Miss USA pageant at T-Mobile Arena on June 5, Sunday, in Las Vegas, USA. Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP

IN PHOTOS: Stars at Binibining Pilipinas 2016

Apr 17, 2016 - 9:47 PM

See photos of Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz Bianca Manalo Fabio Ide Pia Wurtzbach and more at Binibining Pilipinas 2016

IN PHOTOS: Pia Wurtzbach welcomes 'pageant sisters' to PH

Apr 16, 2016 - 10:17 PM

Miss USA Olivia Jordan Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares and Miss Myanmar May Thaw are in the Philippines to watch the Binibining Pilipinas 2016 coronation night

MISS UNIVERSE AND MISS USA. Olivia Jordan visits the Philippines to attend the Binibining Pilipinas coronation night as one of Pia Wurtzbach's guests. Screengrab from Instagram/missuniverse

LOOK: Miss USA Olivia Jordan arrives in Manila

Apr 16, 2016 - 12:27 PM

Pia Wurtzbach s friends from Miss Universe 2015 Miss Malaysia Vanessa Tevi Kumares and Miss Myanmar May Thaw are also in the country to watch Binibining Pilipinas 2016

WATCH: Pia Wurtzbach, Olivia Jordan bond over Easter egg project

Mar 24, 2016 - 11:41 AM

The two ladies paint eggs for Easter with Olivia teasing Pia about a secret

PH's Pia Wurtzbach wins Miss Universe 2015

Dec 21, 2015 - 10:57 AM

UPDATED Pia Wurtzbach now follows in the footsteps of Filipina Miss Universe winners Gloria Diaz 1969 and Margarita Moran 1973

PIA WURTZBACH. Pia posts a message to her supporters after winning Miss Universe 2015. Screengrab from Instagram/piawurtzbach

WME|IMG buys Miss Universe Organization from Donald Trump

Sep 14, 2015 - 11:47 PM

The acquisition includes the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants

Newly crowned Miss USA Olivia Jordan addresses Donald Trump controversy

Jul 13, 2015 - 9:55 PM

This organization is not one person It’s definitely not just me it’s not just one leader it’s a family that many are working together she says

Mexico pulls out of Miss Universe pageant

Jul 01, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Bogota also withdraws its bid to host the pageant over remarks by Donald Trump about Mexican migrants

NBC, Televisa latest to dump Donald Trump over Mexican immigrant comments

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Miss USA and Miss Universe will not air on NBC and Donald will not appear on The Apprentice

Businessman and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump holds up documents from a recent poll that show him running in second place among Republican candidates as he speaks at a meeting of the City Club of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois, USA, 29 June 2015. Trump told a crowd of about 350 business and civic leaders that he is the one to make America strong and great again. The club reported it had request for up to 5,000 tickets to the event. EPA/TANNEN MAURY

New Miss USA is a martial-arts champ in high heels

Jun 09, 2014 - 7:12 PM

You wouldn t want to mess with Nia Sanchez

NIA SANCHEZ. A handout picture provided by the Miss Universe Organization shows Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA 2014 as she is announced as Miss USA 2014 at the conclusion of the 2014 Miss USA Competition. Photo by Greg Harbaugh/EPA/Miss Universe Organization

Philippines is 1st runner up in Miss Universe 2012

Dec 20, 2012 - 10:58 AM

Miss USA Olivia Culpo is Miss Universe 2012