Who will be the next ? Miss USA 2016 will be crowned on June 5, 2016 in Las Vegas. The three-hour magnificent annual show will air live from the T-Mobile Arena. It will be the first Miss USA pageant to be broadcast on Fox.
The winner will represent the United States at Miss Universe 2016. Every year, Pageant Experts from across the world put forth their predictions as to which ladies will make the cut at the most important pageant of the country. Olivia Jordan (Miss USA 2015 and second runner-up at Miss Universe 2015) will crown her successor at the end of the Miss USA Pageant.
For the first time, a 52nd entrant for the pageant will be decided via a nationwide search through social media.
Chelsea Hardin, Hawaii
Hardin, 24, from Honolulu is working as a Curriculum Development Training at Hawaii Speed and Quickness. She traveled to over 11 different countries on 4 different continents.
Growing up with three brothers, Chelsea's outgoing personality loves snowboarding, skateboarding, surfing, hiking, canoe paddling, and diving for shells.
Daniella Rodriguez, Texas
Daniella Rodriguez is majoring in Teaching at Texas A&M International University. After earning her bachelors degree, she intends to secure a masters degree in school counseling. Judging from her resume, however, Daniella’s talents could take her in a direction more in keeping with her love of the spotlight.
With good reason, she considers acting to be her greatest talent. She began acting as a child, has attended acting camps, and has appeared in independent films for the University of Texas.
Nadia Mejia, California
Nadia Mejia is the daughter of pop star Gerardo Mejia and pageant queen (Miss West Virginia USA 1989) Kathy Mejia. Nadia has been modeling and singing, just like both of her parents, and hopes to have the success they did. She is currently a TV Personality on “Suave Says” which started airing on VH1 in Fall, 2014.
Previously she competed for the title of Miss California Teen USA in 2014 representing Los Angeles. She is of Ecuadorian/Lebanese descent.
Emanii Davis, Georgia
Emanii's dream is to work for E! News or CNN as a broadcaster. “I plan to be well off financially, living in a big city, and hopefully married with a child or two. Most importantly, I plan to be happy and enjoying life.” she said.
She comes from a caring and loving family who she believes has shaped her into the successful young woman she is today. Since winning her title of Miss Georgia USA, she has partnered with USO, Chick-Fil-A as well as working on her own program Modern Enlightenment.
Abby Floyd, Arkansas
Abby Floyd was born and raised in Searcy, Arkansas and began modeling at an early age which gave her many opportunities to travel around the world.
Having been Miss Arkansas Teen USA 2013, Abby made history when she was crowned Miss Arkansas USA 2016 as the first woman in 20 years to hold both titles.
Leah Lawson, South Carolina
A resident of Anderson, South Carolina, Leah is the 22 year-old daughter of Greg and Kim Lawson. Leah was a finalist on Season 14 of American Idol and was honored to be among the top 75 finalists at Hollywood Week! She is an honors graduate of Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.
While at PC, Leah was a member of the PC Cheerleading Squad, Zeta Tau Alpha sorority, and conducted honors research on gold nanoparticles her senior year. She is currently a realtor assistant for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services while pursuing a career in music.
Susie Leica, Michigan
Leica was born on March 19, 1990 in Livonia, Michigan as the daughter of Polish-Romanian immigrants and attended Michigan State University. Susie is passionate about volleyball, she grew up playing lacrosse and volleyball everyday. "Believe it or not I am quite the little athlete" she said. One of her goals is to do a shoot with the Sports Illustrated photographer, Bob Martin.
Her modeling accolades include being named Michigan Model of the Week, walking the runways of New York during Bridal Fashion Week, and being featured in Ambassador Magazine, StyleLine Magazine, Real Detroit and Insider Weddings.