Miss USA 2016 : Info

Miss USA 2016 pageant was held on 5th June 2016 held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada where Deshauna Barber from District of Columbia was crowned the new queen. Deshauna represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2016 pageant, where she placed in the Top 9.

52 contestants from all over USA who competed for the crown of Miss USA 2016. Deshauna Barber was crowned by the outgoing queen Olivia Jordan. This was the first edition of the Miss USA pageant to be held under the ownership of WME/IMG, which purchased the Miss Universe Organization from Donald Trump on September 14, 2015. It was also the first Miss USA pageant to be broadcast on Fox after signed an agreement in October 2015.

Here are the contestants who competed for Miss USA 2016 –

Nichole Natasha Greene Miss Alabama USA 2016

Desiree Williams Miss Alaska USA 2016

Daniella Rodriguez Miss Arizona USA 2016

Sibahn Doxey Miss Arkansas USA 2016

Marisa Paige Butler Miss California USA 2016

Autumn Olson Miss Colorado USA 2016

Kelsey Schmidt Miss Connecticut USA 2016

Nadia Grace Mejia Miss Delaware USA 2016

Taylor Gorton Miss District of Columbia USA 2016

Kate Redeker Miss Florida USA 2016

Deshauna Barber Miss Georgia USA 2016

Hope Stephens Miss Hawaii USA 2016

Madison McKeown Miss Idaho USA 2016

Theresa Lila Agonia Miss Illinois USA 2016

Teale Shawn Murdock Miss Indiana USA 2016

Ariane Audett Miss Iowa USA 2016

Elena LaQuatra Miss Kansas USA 2016

Sydnee Stottlemyre Miss Kentucky USA 2016

Alexandra Vorontsova Miss Louisiana USA 2016

Jessielyn Palumbo Miss Maine USA 2016

Leah Lawson Miss Maryland USA 2016

Chelsea Myers Miss Massachusetts USA 2016

Emanii Davis Miss Michigan USA 2016

Chelsea Hardin Miss Minnesota USA 2016

Halley Maas Miss Mississippi USA 2016

Emelina Adams Miss Missouri USA 2016

Whitney Sharpe Miss Montana USA 2016

Maaliyah Papillion Miss Nebraska USA 2016

Susie Leica Miss Nevada USA 2016

Alissa Morrison Miss New Hampshire USA 2016

Zena Malak Miss New Jersey USA 2016

Brie Gabrielle Miss New Mexico USA 2016

Sydney Blue Halper Miss New York USA 2016

Megan Rae Wise Miss North Carolina USA 2016

Peyton Brown Miss North Dakota USA 2016

Caley Rae Pavillard Miss Ohio USA 2016

Christina Denny Miss Oklahoma USA 2016

Abby Floyd Miss Oregon USA 2016

Haley Sowers Miss Pennsylvania USA 2016

Jessica Strohm Miss Rhode Island USA 2016

Neely Fortune Miss South Carolina USA 2016

Allison Ruth Dunn Miss South Dakota USA 2016

Sarah Hollins Miss Tennessee USA 2016

Serena Bucaj Miss Texas USA 2016

Natriana Shorter Miss Utah USA 2016

Bridget Jacobs Miss Vermont USA 2016

Morgan Abel Miss Virginia USA 2016

Victoria Wiggins Miss Washington USA 2016

Kyle Nicole Hornback Miss West Virginia USA 2016

Tiffany eixeira Miss Wisconsin USA 2016

Naomie Elizabeth Germain Miss Wyoming USA 2016

Previously NBC used to broadcast the Miss USA pageant. However, in 2015 NBC decided to end their business relationship and stated that they will no longer air the event. Since 2015, the Miss USA pageant will be televised on Reelz.

In 1950, when Yolande Betbeze, winner of the rival Miss America pageant, refused to pose for publicity pictures while wearing a swimsuit, pageant sponsor Catalina decided to pull their sponsorship off the pageant and create their own competition. Donald Trump, the current owner of Miss USA, bought the pageant in the year 1996.