A Year in Review
Crowning Moments of 2018
1. Miss Texas USA 2019 Alayah Benavidez – The twenty-three year old San Antonio native won the prestigious state title on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at the Hilton Post Oak hotel in front of a crowd of over 600 people and countless online viewers.
2 Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray – The 24-year-old reigning Miss Philippines, brought home the title Sunday at the 67th Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok. She beat out 93 other contestants including Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green, who was the runner-up, and second runner-up Miss Venezuela Sthefany Gutierrez.
3. Miss USA 2018 Sarah Rose Summers – Miss Nebraska USA Sarah Rose Summers was crowned the winner of this year’s Miss USA competition Monday, May 21, 2018 in Shreveport, Louisiana.
4. Miss International 2018 Mariem Claret Velazco – The birthday girl was crowned at the end of the pageant’s coronation night on Friday, November 9, 2018 at the Tokyo Dome City Hall in Japan by her predecessor, Indonesia’s Kevin Lilliana. “This is the best birthday wish I ever had, and this one goes to Venezuela. To all my people back in my country, I love you all,” she said after receiving the award.
5. Miss Earth United States 2018 Yashvi Aware – Miss Earth United States 2018 ended on a grand note with the crowning of Yashvi Aware. The finale took place at the Rachel M. Schlesinger Concert Hall in Virginia.
6. Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin – The new Miss America is Nia Franklin. Representing New York, Franklin was crowned the 92nd Miss America at Sunday’s event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss Connecticut, Bridget Oei, was named first runner-up. “It took a lot of perseverance to get here,” Franklin said after her win. “I want to thank my beautiful family, my mom and my dad, who is a survivor of cancer.” An opera singer, Franklin is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and earned her master’s degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts. She moved to New York after being accepted at the Kenan Fellow program at Lincoln Center Education in Manhattan.
7. Miss Teen USA 2018 Hailey Colburn – The 17-year-old student from Wichita, Kansas was crowned on Friday, May 18, 2018 at the Horseshoe Casino’s Riverdome in Shreveport, Louisiana. She was one of 51 participating contestants, representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia.
8. Miss Supranational 2018 Valeria Vazquez Latorre – Miss Puerto Rico, Valeria Vazquez was crowned as the 10th Miss Supranational on December 8, 2018 in Poland.