Officially, Miss USA 2021 Pageant winner has been crowned.
Miss Kentucky Elle SmithAt the River Spirit Casino Resort, Tulsa (Okla.), Miss North Dakota won the title Caitlyn Vogel was named the runner-up, followed by Miss Florida Ashley Carino and Miss Illinois Sydni Bennett.
After receiving the honor, Smith received the Mouawad Miss USA Power of Positivity Crown. According to jewelerThe 18-karat-gold crown features floral motifs such as leaves, vines and petals. It also features blue sapphires and blue tanzanite gemstones. The company points out that the United States flag is reflected in the use of star motifs and jewel tones in the design.
Smith, who is a journalist at WHAS11 News in Louisville, succeeds Miss USA 2020 Asya Branch. Smith will be competing in Miss Universe in Israel in December. Andrea MezaMiss Universe is currently the title.