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3/25/07:
 
 

Miss USA 2007 Results:

Winner: Miss Tennessee USA, Rachel Smith
1st runner up: Miss Rhode Island USA, Danielle Lacourse
2nd runner up: Miss Kansas USA, Cara Gorges
3rd runner up: Miss California USA, Meagan Tandy
4th runner up: Miss Nevada USA, Helen Salas

Top 5 (In order of announcement): Nevada, Tennesseee, Kansas, Rhode Island, and California

Top 10 finalists (In order of announcement): Virginia, Hawaii, Missouri, Texas, Tennessee, Nevada, California, Kansas, Utah, and Rhode Island

Top 15 semifinalists (In order of announcement): Virginia, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Hawaii, Texas, Kansas, Missouri, California, Nevada, Michigan, Louisiana, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Wisconsin

Special Awards:
Miss Congeniality: Montana
Miss Photogenic: Alabama (Won by less than 1% from second !)

Evening Gown and Swimsuit Scores:

 

 

Swimsuit

  • Tennessee - 9.283
  • Rhode Island - 8.850
  • Nevada - 8.783
  • Kansas - 8.682
  • Utah - 8.628
  • Texas - 8.567
  • Hawaii - 8.515
  • California - 8.507
  • Missouri - 8.400
  • Virginia - 8.350
  • South Carolina - 8.292
  • Louisiana - 8.158
  • Wisconsin - 8.115
  • Michigan - 8.083
  • North Carolina - 8.042

Evening Gown

  • Tennessee - 9.522
  • Rhode Island - 9.158
  • Kansas - 8.983
  • California - 8.468
  • Virginia - 8.437
  • Utah - 8.253
  • Hawaii - 8.200
  • Texas - 8.157
  • Missouri - 8.032
  • Nevada - (no score shown)
Miss USA 2007 pageant concluded two nights ago. Miss Tennessee USA, Rachel Smith was the winner of the pageant. She also won the swimsuit competition and evening gown competition. Though the evening gown score for Miss Nevada USA was not shown but since Nevada received 5th, then her evening gown score could not have been higher than 9.522. If she did have a higher score, she would of been ahead of California and Kansas. In anyways, Rhode Island finished second, the highest placement since 1973 where Gayle White finished 3rd. A surprise Kansas took 3rd, the home state California finished 4th, and Nevada took 5th. New records also include: another Miss Teen USA delegate winning Miss USA (seven in total, excluding succeeding Miss USAs), California makes top 5 for the 3rd year in a row, Wisconsin makes the cut since 1979, and many more. Invididual records: Rachel Smith (Tennessee) follows the path of Miss USA 2000, Lynnette Cole (also from Tennessee). Though Lynnette placed in the top 6 at Miss Teen USA and Rachel was 9th, both won the Miss Photogenic awards at Miss Teen USA. Now both win Miss USA and will compete at Miss Universe! Nevada's Helen Salas and Texas's Magen Ellis again proved strong at beauty pageants by placing 5th and in the top 10 represectively. Both also made the top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2004, where Helen finished as 2nd runner up. Original Miss Nevada USA 2007, Katie Rees might not have placed that high at Miss USA if she represented. A review of the pageant will be written soon. Best of luck to Rachel at Miss Universe 2007 in Mexico! She will be a big favorite there.
 
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3/23/07:
 
It has been really fast indeed as the finals are going to take place in less than 2 hours. The 51 delegates will compete in evening gowns, swimsuits, and interview in hoping to become the 56th winner. Nancy O' Dell will be joined by Tim Vincent to host tonight's show. Also for the first time since 2003, the average evening gown and swimsuit scores will be shown during the finals. No preliminary or individual scores of the judges though. After reviewing the delegates the past few days in their photos and also their all important preliminary competitions, I selected the winners. First is PB's Best In Evening Gown and Swimsuit:
 
 
PB chose Miss Tennessee USA, Rachel Smith as the best in swimsuit and evening gown. Her gown during the prelimaries was simple and unique. It flowed very much. It was a tight race between her and Miss California USA, Meagan Tandy for the swimsuit award but Rachel won by a marginal with her photo above. Both ladies had amazing swimsuit performances with Rachel's poses and smiles to Meagan's smiles and catwalk. Both did a good job. Next on the list is PB's Best Fadil Berisha Portrait winner:
 
 
The winner is Miss Nevada USA, Helen Salas. Her eyes are big and beautiful in this portrait, and her lips and hair are just stunning.
 
PB's Miss Photogenic goes to...
 
 
Yes, it's Rachel again! Her photos look just bstunning and beautiful. A big possibility for the Miss Photogenic award tonight.
 
The Viewers' Choice for Miss USA 2007 is:
 
 
Viewers' Choice for Miss USA 2007
Who is your favorite to win Miss USA 2007? [160 votes total]

Miss Alabama USA, Rebecca Moore (7) 4%
Miss Alaska USA, Blair Jane Chenoweth (2) 1%
Miss Arizona USA, Courtney Lorraine Barnas (3) 2%
Miss Arkansas USA, Kelly George (1) 1%
Miss Calfornia USA, Meagan Yvonne Tandy (6) 4%
Miss Colorada USA, Keena Lea Bonella (0) 0%
Miss Connecticut USA, Melanie Mudry (2) 1%
Miss Delaware USA, Nicole Bosso (3) 2%
Miss District Of Columbia USA, Mercedes Catherine Lindsey (0) 0%
Miss Florida USA, Jenna Edwards (3) 2%
Miss Georgia USA, Brittany Ryan Swann (1) 1%
Miss Hawaii USA, Chanel Joy Puaalaonalani Wise (1) 1%
Miss Idaho USA, Mandy Lynn Rammell (1) 1%
Miss Illinois USA, Mia Heaston (3) 2%
Miss Indiana USA, Jami Stallings (4) 3%
Miss Iowa USA, Dani Reeves (0) 0%
Miss Kansas USA, Cara Renee Gorges (6) 4%
Miss Kentucky USA, Michelle Stephanie Banzer (10) 6%
Miss Louisana USA, Elizabeth Bienvenu Mcnulty (2) 1%
Miss Maine USA, Erin Elise Good (2) 1%
Miss Maryland USA, Michae' Holloman (1) 1%
Miss Massachusetts USA, Despina Delios (3) 2%
Miss Michigan USA, Kelly Best (0) 0%
Miss Minnesota USA, Alla Igorevna Ilushka (2) 1%
Miss Mississippi USA, Jalin Wood (4) 3%
Miss Missouri USA, Amber Marie Seyer (1) 1%
Miss Montana USA, Stephanie Ann Trudeau (0) 0%
Miss Nebraska USA, Geneice Irene Wilcher (0) 0%
Miss Nevada USA, Helen Salas (7) 4%
Miss New Hampshire USA, Laura Ann Silva (1) 1%
Miss New Jersey USA, Erin Abrahamson (0) 0%
Miss New Mexico USA, Casey Jean Messer (1) 1%
Miss New York USA, Gloria Sophia Almonte (13) 8%
Miss North Carolina USA, Erin O' Kelley (2) 1%
Miss North Dakota USA, Rachel Leigh Mathson (1) 1%
Miss Ohio USA, Anna Melomud (2) 1%
Miss Oklahoma USA, Caitlin Irene Simmons (2) 1%
Miss Oregon USA, Sharitha Lynnette Mckenzie (0) 0%
Miss Pennsylvania USA, Samantha Johnson (1) 1%
Miss Rhode Island USA, Danielle Lacourse (3) 2%
Miss South Carolina USA, Ashley Derham Zais (6) 4%
Miss South Dakota USA, Suzie K. Heffernan (0) 0%
Miss Tennessee USA, Rachel Smith (11) 7%
Miss Texas USA, Magen Leigh Ellis (20) 13%
Miss Utah USA, Heather Nicole Anderson (16) 10%
Miss Vermont USA, Jessica May Comolli (0) 0%
Miss Virginia USA, Lauren Elizabeth Barnette (5) 3%
Miss Washington USA, Leilani R. Jones (0) 0%
Miss West Virginia USA, Kasey Montgomery (0) 0%
Miss Wisconsin USA, Caitlin Shea Morrall (0) 0%
Miss Wyoming USA, Robyn Anne Johnson (1) 1%
 
Miss Texas USA, Magen Ellis won the award by 4 votes, over 2nd place winner, Utah's Heather Anderson. Third place was Miss New York USA, Gloria Almonte with 13 votes. Next is PB's Best Preliminary Performance:
 
 
With Rachel winning both Best In Swimsuit and Evening Gown, how can she not take the Best Preliminary Performance. She is also PB's pick for Miss USA 2007! Congratulations!
 
Miss USA 2007 Predictions:
 
Winner: Tennessee
1st runner up: Texas
2nd runner up: South Carolina
3rd runner up: California
4th runner up: Mississippi
 
Top 10 finalists (6th to 10th): Nevada, New York, Utah, Virginia, Kentucky
 
Top 15 semifinalists (11th to 15th): North Carolina, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Florida, and Idaho
 
Alternates (16th to 20th): Hawaii, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Louisana, and Winconsin
 
Good luck to all the 51 delegates. Anyone of them has a chance for the crown and I am sure there will be a lot of surprises. May the best girl win!
 
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3/22/07:
 
The preliminary competition concluded on the 19th and the 51 delegates will be narrowed to only 15 tomorrow. The delegates are currently rehearsaling for the finals tomorrow. Here are some photos of the delegates during the introduction:
 
 
 
 
Photos courtesy of Miss Universe Organization. To catch up what the delegates have been doing over the past week, visit:
 
Pageant Beauties is currently reviewing the delegates on their pictures and preliminary clips. To view each delegate in the preliminary competition, visit:  (Miss New York USA, Gloria Almonte in her evening gown). Her gown is also similar to the gown she wore during the  Miss Teen USA 2001 competition. To view them in swimsuits, visit:  (Miss Mississippi USA, Jalin Wood in swimsuit). 
 
Former state titleholders:
 
There is 14 contestants that previously competed at Miss Teen USA and Miss America. Here is a list of them:
 
  • Three former Miss Teen USA 2001 titleholders, three from 2002, three from 2003 and two from 2004 will compete at Miss USA 2007 totaling to eleven teen titleholders. It tied the Miss USA 2000 record with the most Miss Teen titleholders: 10. The record for the most crossovers is still Miss USA 2000 though with 10 former Miss Teen USA state titleholders and 6 Miss America state holders. Below is a list of crossovers:
    • Gloria Almonte (New York) - previously Miss New York Teen USA 2001, 1st runner up at Miss Teen USA 2001.
    • Erin O' Kelley (North Carolina) - previously Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2001, non-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2001.
    • Erin Abrahamson (New Jersey) - previously Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2001, non-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2001.
    • Alla Ilushka (Minnesota) - previously Miss Minnesota Teen USA 2002, 10th at Miss Teen USA 2002.
    • Rachel Smith (Tennessee) - previously Miss Tennessee Teen USA 2002, 9th at Miss Teen USA 2002.
    • Lauren Barnette (Virginia) - previously Miss Virginia Teen USA 2002, non-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2002.
    • Jami Stallings (Indiana) - previously Miss Indiana Teen USA 2003, top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2003.
    • Amanda Rammell (Idaho) - previously Miss Idaho Teen USA 2003, non-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2003.
    • Amber Seyer (Missouri) - previously Miss Missouri Teen USA 2003, non-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2003.
    • Helen Salas (Nevada) - previously Miss Nevada Teen USA 2004, second runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2004.
    • Magen Ellis (Texas) - previously Miss Texas Teen USA 2004, top 15 at Miss Teen USA 2004
  • The single Miss America 2004 delegate and two 2005 delegates are:
    • Blair Chenoweth (Alaska) - previously Miss Alaska 2003. She did not make the top 10 or win any awards at Miss America 2004.
    • Jenna Edwards (Florida) - previously Miss Florida 2004, preliminary swimsuit award at Miss America 2005.
    • Jalin Wood (Mississippi) - previously Miss Mississippi 2004.
PB's top 15 and awards will be announced later. Stay tuned.
 
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3/17/07:
 
It's just one more week until the pageant! The 51 contestants had attended lots of events the past few days. On the 11th (), they visited the El Paseo Restaurant on the Historic Olvera Street. Here are some photos (photos courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization):
 
 
 
On the 12th (), they had a tour of Universal Studios and Hard Rock Cafe. Afterwards, the delegates posed in BSC Swimwear Thailand and took the yearly swimsuit poster.
 
 
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On the 13th (), the delegates had loads of fun in the Santa Monica Pier.
 
 
 
 
Yesterday the 51 delegates and Miss USA 2006, Tara Conner taped the Jay Leno show.
 
 
 
 
Current top 15 list (in no particular order):
 
California, New York, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Nevada, Minnesota, Indiana, Idaho, Alabama, Missouri, Mississippi, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania.
 
The list will be updated once I view all their swimsuit, evening gown, and headshot photos. The top 5 of each category will be revealed, and a winner will be chosen from each category. PB's Best In Swimsuit is based on their swimsuit photos, figure, and their preliminary performance. Best In Evening Gown is not just based on photos but also their elegance, poise, style, and how well she carries the gown on stage. Best In Fadil Berisha Portrait is based on how their facial appearance and poses. Miss Photogenic is different as the delegate has to be best in all pictures. Viewers' Choice for Miss USA 2007 is voted by the fans and the overall PB's Miss USA 2007 is based on all their photos, preliminary performance, facial beauty, poise, style, and more.
 
Miss Photogenic:
 
Visit:  to vote for Miss Photogenic.
 
Judges announced (Article courtesy of the Miss Universe Organization):
 

JONATHAN ANTIN, DR. JERRY BUSS, GIULIANA DE PANDI, VANESSA MINNILLO, KIMORA LEE SIMMONS, AND JERRY SPRINGER HEADLINE PANEL OF CELEBRITY JUDGES FOR NBC'S LIVE TELECAST OF
MISS USA® PAGEANT FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 9-11 PM ET/PT

A Special Episode of NBC's 'Identity' Featuring Three
Miss USA® Contestants will Broadcast on March 23 at 8 p.m. ET/PT

New York, NY – March 14, 2007 – NBC, Donald Trump and Paula M. Shugart, President, Miss Universe Organization, announced today that Bravo's "Blowout" star, Jonathan Antin; Los Angeles Lakers owner, real estate tycoon Dr. Jerry Buss; E! News Co–Host Giuliana De Pandi; MTV's "Total Request Live" VJ and "Entertainment Tonight" Correspondent Vanessa Minnillo; President and Creative Director, Baby Phat Kimora Lee Simmons; and Jerry Springer host of NBC'S hit show "America's Got Talent" will headline the celebrity-judging panel for the 2007 Miss USA® Pageant. Among others "Access Hollywood's" Nancy O'Dell will host the live telecast from the Kodak Theatre in the famed ëglamour capital' of the world, Hollywood, on Friday, March 23 at 9 - 11 p.m. ET/PT. O'Dell is hosting for the fourth consecutive year

The 56th Annual Miss USA® Pageant, where Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast, makes a return to Los Angeles after airing the last two years live from Baltimore, Maryland.
 
Miss USA travels the nation as an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness, education, research, and legislation. Each contestant from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS US®, and MISS TEEN USA® competitions, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC partnership.

Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today.

 
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3/12/07:
 
Miss USA 2007 delegates arrive in Los Angeles on the 8th. They had registration and fittings on the 9th (). The annual Welcome Dinner was also held on the 9th (). See the delegates rehearsal for the opening number here: . On the 10th, the delegates attended a special reception for Tadashi ().
 
Photos, video, and vlog have been added to each delegate. Check them out:
 
NBC's Miss USA 2007 link:  
 
Pageant Beauties will reveal the top 15 picks soon. There will be awards including: PB Best in Evening Gown, PB Best in Swimsuit, PB Best In Fadil Berisha Portrait, Viewers Choice for Miss USA 2007, PB Miss Photogenic, PB Best Preliminary Performance, and PB Miss USA 2007. Stay tune!
 
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3/2/07:
 
The delegates will be arriving in Los Angeles soon. The offical site just had the new profiles of the delegates. View them in their headshots. An invividual interview is also posted up. There will be videos and photos of each delegate soon.
 
Nancy O' Dell will host the pageant for the 4th consecutive time since 2004:
 

"ACCESS HOLLYWOOD'S" NANCY O'DELL WILL HOST THE 2007 MISS USA® PAGEANT TELECAST

LIVE ON NBC FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
ON FRIDAY, MARCH 23rd, 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

New York, NY – February 22, 2007 - NBC announced today that Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell will host the 2007 Miss USA® Pageant, live telecast from the Kodak Theatre in the famed 'glamour capital' of the world, Hollywood, on Friday, March 23 at 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. O'Dell is hosting for the fourth consecutive year.

"NBC is thrilled that Nancy O'Dell ("Access Hollywood") will be back to host the 56th Annual Miss USA® Pageant on March 23rd, said Kevin Reilly, President, NBC Entertainment. "Nancy is a consummate professional and as a former title holder herself, brings an insiders feel to the many viewers of the pageant who have come to respect and adore her. We are fortunate to have her as part of our team."
 
The 56th Annual Miss USA® Pageant, where Miss USA 2006 Tara Conner will crown her successor at the conclusion of the two-hour primetime telecast, makes a return to Los Angeles after airing the last two years live from Baltimore, Maryland.

Miss USA travels the nation as an advocate for breast and ovarian cancer awareness, education, research, and legislation. Each contestant from 50 states and the District of Columbia will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

O'Dell serves as the co-anchor of "Access Hollywood," the daily entertainment newsmagazine currently in its 11th season of providing the most comprehensive coverage of entertainment news and personalities on television. She was part of "Access Hollywood's" on-air team when the show launched in 1996, serving as weekend co-anchor and weekday correspondent. An award-winning journalist, O'Dell has been honored with three Associated Press Awards, two Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Awards, and is a six-time Emmy Award nominee. In addition, she was nominated two years in a row (1999 and 2000) for the prestigious Publicist Guild of America's Press Award, recognizing excellence in entertainment reporting. O'Dell was Miss South Carolina 1987.


The Miss Universe Organization, producers of the MISS UNIVERSE®, MISS US®, and MISS TEEN USA® competitions, is a Donald J. Trump and NBC partnership.

Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today.
Article courtesy of

Here is the ticket information:

MISS USA® 2007 TICKETS

Tickets for the 2007 Miss USA Pageant (Preliminary Event, Dress Rehearsal and Live Finals Telecast) are on sale now. Please see below for more information.


Monday March 19, 2007
12:00 PM - 1:30PM
Pacific Ballroom
Wilshire Grand Hotel
930 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90017
213-688-7777
Ticket Price = $25.00 General Admission

for Tickets please

or tickets can be purchased at the doors of the Pacific Ballroom on the day of the event.


Friday, March 23, 2007
10:00 AM
Ticket Price = $17.50 All Tickets

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Friday, March 23, 2007
6:00PM
Ticket Prices
ORCHESTRA $127.50
PARTERRE FRONT (A-H) - $102.50
PARTERRE BACK (J-Q) - $77.50
MEZZANINE 1 -$57.50
MEZZANINE 2 - $37.50

for Tickets

A $2.50 facility fee is included in the above mentioned price of the ticket

All Ticketmaster locations, including Robinson’s-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino and Wherehouse Stores and the Kodak Theatre Box Office.

Ticketmaster Phone:  (213) 480-3232

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Accessible Seating: Patrons requiring additional accessible assistance should contact the Kodak Theatre Box Office at (323) 308-6300 or (TTY) (323) 308-6363.  Box Office Only:  SELCLS - ACCESSIBLE


Hotel and venue information:

Meet the delegates:
 
 (Miss Alabama's profile)