Miss Rhode Island USA is the official preliminary to the Miss USA pageant. The winner of Miss Rhode Island USA represents Rhode Island at Miss USA for a chance to win the title of Miss USA and advance to Miss Universe.
Miss Rhode Island USA has four phases of competition that includes: private interview, on-stage question, swimsuit and evening gown. In order to compete for Miss Rhode Island USA, you must live in Rhode Island and be between the ages of 18 - 28. Additionally, to qualify must be a female who has never married and who does not have any children.