Advertisement
HomeCollectionsMiss Usa
IN THE NEWS

Miss Usa

FEATURED ARTICLES
NEWS
Sun news services | June 3, 2012
The contestant from Maryland was the runner-up in the Miss USA pageant Sunday in Las Vegas. Miss Maryland USA Nana Meriwether, a 27-year-old from Potomac, finished second to Rhode Island's Olivia Culpo at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After beating out a field of 51 contestants that included Meriwether, a former volleyball player at Duke and UCLA, Culpo will be the U.S. representative in this year's 61st Miss Universe pageant. After the pageant's three competitions - swimsuit, evening gown and interview question - Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella crowned Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist, her successor.
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
  "Things happen for a reason. " Potomac's Nana Meriwether, the reigning Miss USA, says that a lot. Especially when she talks about the road she followed to her title: two runner-up finishes at the Miss California pageant before being crowned Miss Maryland last year; another second-place finish, this time in June's Miss USA competition; then - finally - the Miss USA crown, but only after the woman who beat her, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo...
Advertisement
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
Mary Leona Gage, the 1957 Miss Maryland USA pageant winner who was Miss USA for only a day before officials stripped her of her title because she was a married mother of two, has died in Los Angeles at 71. A son, Robert Kaminer, told the Associated Press Saturday that Gage died of heart failure at a Sherman Oaks hospital Tuesday. Gage was the only Marylander ever selected as Miss USA. And, like beauty-pageant contestants Vanessa Williams and Carrie Prejean decades later, she became famous after a pageant scandal.
BUSINESS
By Tim Swift, The Baltimore Sun | December 20, 2012
It's the end of the world as we know and New Zealand feels fine. Yup, it's official the Mayan Apocalypse has snubbed Oceanian and the rest of the world will likely make it through Dec. 21 in one piece. (Shocking I know). The Mayan Calendar has run out so it's probably time to break down and get that  2013 Pooped Puppies  calendar. There is one person who is probably pretty pleased right now and that's the newly crowned  Miss Universe Olivia Culpo . Imagine having the universe end on the first day of your super-sexy reign that would be so not cool.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | March 21, 2013
  "Things happen for a reason. " Potomac's Nana Meriwether, the reigning Miss USA, says that a lot. Especially when she talks about the road she followed to her title: two runner-up finishes at the Miss California pageant before being crowned Miss Maryland last year; another second-place finish, this time in June's Miss USA competition; then - finally - the Miss USA crown, but only after the woman who beat her, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo...
FEATURES
By Abigail Tucker | March 21, 2005
For once Michael Phelps will not be the one in the minuscule bathing suit. The Olympic swimming champ and Towson native will be among the eight judges of the Miss USA 2005 pageant - to be broadcast live from the Hippodrome on April 11 - and its swimsuit component. In an e-mail statement, Phelps claimed to be "extremely excited" about his appointment, which was announced last week. His enthusiasm stems from the fact that "the contestants are ambitious, competitive, goal-oriented and confident," he said.
FEATURES
April 12, 2004
Suzie Castillo will crown her successor at the conclusion of NBC's Miss USA 2004 pageant tonight (9 p.m.-11 p.m. WBAL, Channel 11). Access Hollywood regulars Nancy O'Dell and Billy Bush will emcee the 53rd annual pageant from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. At a glance 7th Heaven (8 p.m.-9 p.m., WNUV, Channel 54) - Annie's (Catherine Hicks) half-sister Lilly (guest star Michelle Phillips) shows up on her doorstep to discuss an important family matter. Meanwhile, Ruthie (Mackenzie Rosman)
FEATURES
By Abigail Tucker and Abigail Tucker,SUN STAFF | March 25, 2005
Armed with lip pumice and vats of Vaseline, 52 beauty queens will arrive at the Sheraton Columbia today to start preparing for the 54th annual Miss USA pageant. This year, though, more than an 11-carat diamond crown hangs in the balance. The contenders are fighting whitened tooth and lacquered nail for a place on network television, and in the popular culture of the 21st century. Miss USA 2005, which will be aired live on NBC from the Hippodrome Theatre on April 11, will be the first nationally televised traditional beauty pageant since ABC announced its historic decision to drop the reigning queen of such shows, Miss America, this fall.
NEWS
By Lynn Anderson and Lynn Anderson,SUN STAFF | October 8, 2004
Billionaire Donald Trump was a no-show, so a radiant Miss USA 2004 and a gaggle of local dignitaries crowned Baltimore as host of the Miss USA 2005 pageant at the Hippodrome Theatre yesterday without him -- an announcement that had been expected but was nonetheless much celebrated. "The pageant will focus the eyes of the world on Maryland," said Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele after an official announcement by a representative of the Miss Universe Organization -- parent company of the Miss USA event.
NEWS
By ABIGAIL TUCKER and ABIGAIL TUCKER,SUN REPORTER | November 22, 2005
Baltimore has scored another date with Miss USA. The internationally televised beauty pageant will be held here in the spring for the second year in a row, competition officials said yesterday. Tourism officials cheered the decision, which was to be announced at a news conference today, saying pageant guests spent $2 million to $3 million in the state this year and that the broadcast provided about $6.5 million in free advertising as the contestants were shown frolicking at the Inner Harbor, Annapolis and elsewhere.
FEATURES
By Chris Kaltenbach, The Baltimore Sun | June 4, 2012
Miss Maryland, you did us proud. Sunday night in Las Vegas, 27-year-old Nana Meriwether, from Potomac, finished as the runner-up in the 2012 Miss USA pageant. The title went to Miss Rhode Island, 20-year-old Olivia Culpo. Clearly, Meriwether didn't lose because her resume was lacking. It's impressive enough that she graduated from Washington's prestigious Sidwell Friends School (where the alumni list includes the children of presidents Theodore Roosevelt, Nixon and Clinton, and where the Obama girls are currently enrolled)
NEWS
Sun news services | June 3, 2012
The contestant from Maryland was the runner-up in the Miss USA pageant Sunday in Las Vegas. Miss Maryland USA Nana Meriwether, a 27-year-old from Potomac, finished second to Rhode Island's Olivia Culpo at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. After beating out a field of 51 contestants that included Meriwether, a former volleyball player at Duke and UCLA, Culpo will be the U.S. representative in this year's 61st Miss Universe pageant. After the pageant's three competitions - swimsuit, evening gown and interview question - Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella crowned Culpo, a 20-year-old cellist, her successor.
NEWS
By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | October 22, 2010
Mary Leona Gage, the 1957 Miss Maryland USA pageant winner who was Miss USA for only a day before officials stripped her of her title because she was a married mother of two, has died in Los Angeles at 71. A son, Robert Kaminer, told the Associated Press Saturday that Gage died of heart failure at a Sherman Oaks hospital Tuesday. Gage was the only Marylander ever selected as Miss USA. And, like beauty-pageant contestants Vanessa Williams and Carrie Prejean decades later, she became famous after a pageant scandal.
FEATURES
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | August 1, 2010
The interview requests. The television spots. The occasional commercial. And all those pageant appearances. When you're crowned Miss Teen USA, looking good and being ahead of the fashion curve are basically job requirements. Kamie Crawford, a 17-year-old Potomac resident, recently became Maryland's first Miss Teen USA winner. It was her second pageant ever. Crawford, a recent graduate of Winston Churchill High School in Potomac, talked about her favorite designers and how she maintains her fashion-forwardness and accentuates her award-winning looks.
ENTERTAINMENT
By John-John Williams IV, The Baltimore Sun | July 26, 2010
Kamie Crawford, a 17-year-old from Potomac was crowned Miss Teen USA Saturday night in the Bahamas, making her the first contestant from the state of Maryland to win the distinction. Crawford, a senior at Winston Churchill High in Potomac, beat out Miss Illinois to win the title. The competition was held at Atlantis, Paradise Island resort, in the Bahamas. She was named Miss Maryland Teen USA in November, which was her first time competing in the pageant. As a result of the win, Crawford received a two-year scholarship from the New York Film Academy worth more than $100,000, a diamond tiara, and various trips and clothes.
FEATURES
By JOE BURRIS and JOE BURRIS,SUN REPORTER | April 25, 2006
Miss USA is stunning, alluring, yet apparently not all that interesting. The ratings for the pageant held in Baltimore last Friday for the second consecutive year and aired on NBC were down from last year with an estimated 7.7 million viewers nationally and a 5.1 household rating, according to Nielsen Media Research. Last year, it was a slightly higher at 8.1 million and a 5.5 household rating. The 7.7 million figure is close to the pageant's low point of 7.6 million which it drew in 2002 - a rating that led CBS to drop the show.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.