Miss USA & Teen USA 2022 will be held in 2022! The contestant chosen as the winner will be crowned Miss USA 2022 and represent USA at Miss Universe 2022. The contestant chosen as Miss Teen USA will serve as a spokesmodel for the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA Organization.
Each contestant will compete in three equal phases of preliminary competition: active wear/swimsuit, evening gown, and interview. The scores from the preliminary phases of competition are added up, and the contestants with the highest composite scores become semifinalists. The number of semifinalists will be between 10 and 15, and will be determined by the total number of contestants in the competition.
Where was Miss USA 2022 held?
Miss USA 2022, the 71st Miss USA pageant in its history, was held in Reno, Nevada, at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino on October 3, 2022, and broadcast on the FYI network, an American basic cable channel owned by A&E Networks. In addition, the Miss USA 2022 competition was rebroadcast on October 19, 2022, on the official FYI YouTube channel.
Who hosted Miss USA 2022?
Miss USA 2022 was hosted, for the second consecutive year, by Access Hollywood entertainment reporter, actress, and producer Zuri Hall. Hall is perhaps best known as a sideline reporter for NBC's primetime American Ninja Warrior. Hall first hosted the Miss USA pageant in 2021 and returned to host Miss USA 2022 with the help of sideline correspondents Julissa Bermudez and Micah Jesse.
What happened at the Miss USA 2022?
The Miss USA 2022 pageant was rocked by controversy when contestants accused Miss USA organizers of rigging the competition. They say that the Miss USA organization gave preferential treatment to R'Bonney Gabriel, the first Filipino American to wear the crown, when they named her Miss USA 2022.
As a result of the controversy, Miss USA's umbrella corporation, Miss Brands, run by Crystle Stewart, was suspended by the Miss Universe Organization. Specifically, Miss Brands was accused of fixing the pageant outcome or favoring R'Bonney Gabriel to win the contest. Miss Universe was the organization that historically operated the Miss USA pageant until it was licensed to Miss Brands and Crystle Stewart in 2020. Miss Universe has again taken over the Miss USA pageant in response to the controversy.
In what is believed to be an unprecedented move in beauty pageant history, Miss USA 2022 contestants walked off the stage in protest when R'Bonney Gabriel was named Miss USA rather than congratulating the new title holder.
Who won Miss USA 2022?
On October 3, 2022, Elle Smith of Kentucky crowned R'Bonney Gabriel of Texas Miss USA 2022. Although R'Bonney Gabriel was named Miss Universe 2022, her win was shrouded in controversy. Several Miss USA 2022 contestants have accused Miss Brands, the event's organizer, of rigging the competition in favor of R'Bonney Gabriel, triggering an investigation into the matter and resulting in the suspension of Miss Brands and its president, actress, and model Crystle Danae Stewart from the event.
R'Bonney Gabriel was the tenth Miss USA winner hailing from the state of Texas and the oldest winner in the pageant's history, at age 28 years, six months, and 13 days. She is also the first Miss USA of Filipino descent.
Why are people saying Miss USA 2022 was rigged?
Miss USA 2022, held on October 3, 2022, in Reno, Nevada, has been marred by controversy since R'Bonney Gabriel of Texas was crowned Miss USA 2022.
According to over a dozen contestants, the Miss USA 2022 pageant was rigged from the start or, at the very least, heavily favored R'Bonney Gabriel. The evidence, they say, lies in multiple alleged conflicts of interest between R'Bonney Gabriel and the national sponsors of Miss USA 2022. Miss USA's umbrella corporation, Miss Brands, run by Crystle Stewart, is at the heart of the controversy.
Specifically, contestants say that Miss USA 2022 national sponsor, Miss Academy, a beauty pageant school owned by Crystle Stewart, and med spa Mia Beauté, also a Miss Texas USA state sponsor showed favoritism toward R'Bonney Gabriel. Some Miss USA 2022 contestants also say that R'Bonney Gabriel had a personal relationship with several judges serving on the Miss USA 2022 panel, which is a serious conflict of interest.
As a result, the Miss Universe Organization has suspended Miss Brands and Crystle Stewart from the Miss USA pageant and has launched an investigation.