Return to Reno

The 2022 Miss USA Pageant returned to Reno, NV in a show of glitz and glamour


The 2022 Miss USA Pageant and its beautiful and accomplished 51 state delegates trekked to Reno, Nevada, to crown Miss USA 2022. The #pageantryreimagined production was high energy from the up-tempo opening production number to the final crowning of Miss USA 2022.

Moving quickly, the Top 16 finalists who would compete for the crown and title were announced, but with a twist. The Top 16 Miss USA 2022 finalists were immediately judged as their state was called in the First Impression Walk. The finalists were: Miss District of Columbia USA Faith Porter, Miss New Mexico USA Suzanne Perez, Miss California USA Tiffany Johnson, Miss Connecticut USA Cynthia Dias, Miss Missouri USA Mikala McGhee, Miss Ohio USA Sir’Quora Carroll, Miss Nebraska USA Natalie Pieper, Miss Tennessee USA Emily Suttle, Miss Illinois USA Angel Reyes, Miss Kansas USA Elyse Noe, Miss North Carolina USA Morgan Romano, Miss New Hampshire USA Camila Sacco, Miss West Virginia USA Krystian Leonard, Miss Minnesota USA Madeline Helget, Miss Texas USA R’Bonney Gabriel, and Miss Vermont USA Kelsey Golonka. The Miss USA 2022 First Impression competition was complete.

How did the state delegates perform in the First Impression? The Top 12 Miss USA states of NH, KS, TX, NC, NE, MN, NM, OH, VT, IL, and CT impressed the judges and would continue in both Swimsuit and Evening Gown in their quest for the Miss USA 2022 title. Following the two stage presentations, the Top 5 Miss USA 2022 were recognized as Miss Ohio USA, Miss North Carolina USA, Miss Texas USA, Miss Illinois USA, and Miss Nebraska USA. The stage was set for the final events of the Miss USA 2022 telecast.

Following the Round Table Chat, the Top 5 Miss USA delegates entered the Final Question Round to answer questions posed by the judges panel. The ladies approached the following questions with ease: How to address women hiring inequalities, especially in male dominated fields; Are placing age limits on professions ethical?; As climate change affects women more adversely, what would be the first act as leader of a Climate Change Task Force?; Should content creators and influencers be required to disclose whether they are being paid or actually use the products and services they promote?; Why is there so much pushback in the entertainment industry on colorblind representation? All questions were pertinent and deserved answers from a Miss USA in today’s modern society.


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