The 2018 Miss USA special aired last night live on Fox. The host for the night was Nick and Vanessa Lachey. Carson Kressley and supermodel and pageant expert Lu Sierra were insiders that provided analysis and commentary throughout the live telecast. Women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the opportunity of becoming the next Miss USA. During the opening ceremony, the contestant walked out on stage wearing beautiful gowns designed by Sherri Hill. The top 15 were:
- Miss South Dakota, Madison Nipe
- Miss Georgia, Marianny Egurrola
- Miss Maine, Marina Gray
- Miss Texas, Logan Lester
- Miss New Jersey, Alexa Noone
- Miss Nebraska, Sarah Rose Summers
- Miss Florida, Genesis Davila
- Miss Nevada, Carolina Urrea
- Miss Massachusetts, Allissa Latham
- Miss Maryland, Brittany Nicolette
- Miss Tennessee, Alexandra Harper
- Miss Oregon, Toneata Morgan
- Miss North Carolina, Caelynn Miller-Keyes
Next up swimwear competition. The top 10 contestants; California, Maine, Nevada, Tennessee, New Jersey, Nebraska, North Carolina, Georgia, South Dakota, and Florida came out walking the catwalk baring their bikini bodies on stage wearing Venus Swimwear. Not only are the ladies beautiful on the outside but they are some boss babes. On stage were entrepreneurs, child life specialist, nurse, military sergeant, you name it! If I had a body like that I would be wearing my bikini to the grocery store. I’m saying this as I’m typing this blog post and eating cookies!LOL
- Second Runner Up – Miss Nevada, Carolina Urrea
- First Runner Up – Miss North Carolina, Caelynn Miller-Keyes
The two-hour special event which concludes with Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough crowning her successor, Sarah Rose Summers, Miss Nebraska. Who is Sarah Summers? Sarah graduated cum laude from Texas Christian University in four years with two degrees while working part-time as a pilates instructor at Lulelemon Athletica. She most recently, completed her clinical rotations to become a Certified Child Life Specialist. In addition to child advocacy, Sarah Rose is passionate about encouraging others to have a healthy relationship with food and fitness. When not busy in scrubs, she can often be found in workout gear teaching pilates or taking a dance party cycling class. From her personal experience finding a balance, watching her mother lose 75 pounds, supporting multiple friends as they struggled with anorexia and orthorexia and learning about the eating disorder inpatient unit during her clinical rotations, she is passionate about working closely with NEDA this year and plans to continue doing so. Sarah will move to New York City where she will live during her reign and become a spokesperson for various causes alongside The Miss Universe Organization.
The past two weeks have been a dream come true. To have an opportunity to cover such a major event has amazing. Thanks to everyone at the Miss USA Organization for making this opportunity possible for me.
What did you think about the competition? Who did you want to win? Comment below!