The event, hosted by Keltie Knight and Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, featured different rounds, including swimsuits, evening gowns and interviews. For the swimsuit part, only 20 contestants were selected to walk the stage, including Miss Hawaii USA Savannah Gankiewicz and Miss Texas USA Lluvia Alzate.
Ema Koja, founder of Ema Savahl Couture, was the official swimsuit designer of the Miss USA 2023 pageant. “I’m so excited to be part of this competition. My collection represents the power within each of us and the potential for growth, evolution, and the exquisite beauty of self-expression,” Koja said in a statement. Koja also designed for Miss Teen USA 2023, which was held on Thursday, crowing UmaSofia Srivastava of New Jersey.
The contestants at Miss USA 2023 were judged by beauty entrepreneur and founder of One/Size Beauty Patrick Starrr, fashion designer Nicole Miller, actress Vivica A. Fox and model Emina Cunmulaj Nazarian.
The winner Noelia Voigt received the crown from Miss USA 2022 Morgan Romano of North Carolina, who assumed the title after R’Bonney Gabriel won Miss Universe 2023. Voigt is the first Venezuelan-American to win the competition. She also won Miss Teen Florida in 2018 and Miss Alabama Collegiate America in 2020.
See the Top 20 during the swimsuit contest.