Congratulations are in order!
There is a new Miss USA in town. Miss Kentucky, Elle Smith took home the prestigous title just last night at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Miss North Dakota, Caitlyn Vogel was named runner up, followed by Miss Florida, Ashley Carino and Miss Illinois Sydni Bennett.
Smith received the Mouawad Miss USA Power of Positivity Crown. The crown is a 18-karat gold and set with white diamonds!
Smith is a journalist at WHAS11 News in Louisville. She will compete in the Miss Universe pageant this December in Israrel.
Andrea Meza currently holds the title of Miss Universe.
The show was hosted by Zuri Hall with Patrick Za, Alton Mason, Chloe Flower, Haley Kalil, Natalia Barulich, Oliver Trevena, Sophia Elgort, and Ty Hunter as the judging panel.
Rapper, Ja Rule also took the stage to perform.
This year’s event marked the 70th anniversary of the Miss USA competition.
Congratulations Elle Smith!