I have been watching state titleholders and had a few favorites through the year. Some of them brought their A game to Miss USA week and some disappointed me when they arrived and just faded away. After the Miss Teen USA final last night, I changed my list. It’s not the same as before. I could see very few Miss USA this year but I see many girls that can fit IMG’s vision. If you haven’t read it, check out my Miss Universe 2017 predictions and how I compared IMG and MUO.
For the last two years, it was very clear that for Miss Teen USA and Miss USA they are looking for girls who have a very strong platform and an emphasis on education which is great idea. I believe they should combine beauty and brain. IMG has definitely been losing people through the years. I hope they will listen to the fans. The fans are a big key to help MUO stay in the spotlight in pageantry. I am a strong believer that social media is one of the most powerful sources to continue pageants because it allow the world to see them. There are a few well-known and respected bloggers who are from out of the USA and who help the world to continue to watch Miss USA and Miss Universe.
My top 15 prediction preference has been all over the map for the last 2 weeks because I keep going back and forth with my prediction preference opposed to IMG’s vision.
Since IMG is looking for a well-rounded girl with a very solid story, for example: Chemist and Army. I applaud for them for recognizing the “empowerment of women” but at same time, I wish they would have the inner vibes/feelings of the Miss Universe Organization.
I am getting the sense that IMG will have these girls placed in top 15 based on their story or the modeling look.
Utah- People are overlooking her. But I have heard some great stories and people told me to watch out for her. Height doesn’t matter anymore as proven by Miss Teen USA 2018. I haven’t seen her on any favorite list.
California- She was Miss Colorado America 2015. If IMG is looking for “Miss America “ style. Kelley will be the best shot. Only thing, I wish she would be fiercer and show that she wants to be on that stage. But I know California will be in top 15 or win the whole thing.
Minnesota- She was also Miss Idaho America 2015, the same year as Miss California. Again, for the same reasons as I mentioned about California. It is 50/50 chance for her to be in or out.
West Virginia- Something about her that I get a hunch that IMG would love her. But again, I am still trying to understand what IMG is really looking for.
Maine- If they want another “DeShauna Barber” Marina will be a good one because she works in the army.
Florida- Genesis has the look of a Miss Universe. She is ready and very strong with numerous experiences in the pageant world. If IMG wants Miss USA to be crowned as Miss Universe then it is her or Georgia.
New Mexico- She is stunningly gorgeous. I loved when she was crowned as Miss New Mexico USA. She is a genius- graduating with a degree in Mechanical Engineering but also lost her mom to cancer in 2016. If that is what IMG is looking for, then Kristen is IMG Miss USA.
Ohio- I wasn’t a fan of her until one of my good friends told me to take a deeper look at her. I can see why IMG will be picking her in top 15. She has the IMG look and she has a good story. I have to admit the dress wasn’t appealing until my good friend pointed out that its couture and vogue look. So she could surprise people and sneak in.
South Carolina- I have her on my list one day and off my list other days. I haven’t seen consistency from her. I liked when she was Miss South Carolina Teen. I know everyone says she is on their list. I just don’t feel Miss USA from her. But I am sure IMG loves her. So I wouldn’t be surprised if she placed in top 15 or even go further.
Wyoming- If IMG wants a strong story, Callie has a very good story. It pertains to her heath problem which she uses as her platform to inspire other people through her experience by not giving up hope. Callie will try to be the 3rdWyoming girl to place in top 15.
Bubbles for IMG; Idaho, Hawaii, Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Illinois.
Georgia- Marianny is someone that is a Miss Universe contender! If she doesn’t win Miss USA, she better compete for Miss Colombia Universe and go straight to Miss Universe.
Delaware- I personally know Sierra. She is one of the nicest and sweetest people I know. Sierra has the whole package. She will be an amazing queen. I have been watching her social media closely and every picture I see comes from a sincere heart. She and I have a mutual friend and we are both close to this mutual friend. He always talked about her to me, and I met Sierra back in 2015 at Miss Teen USA. She has a very warm personality. If IMG wants a girl who has a kind heart and soul it would be Sierra.
Maryland- Brittinay is someone who people overlooked until BAM she walked on that stage like she owned it! I would love to have a red haired girl win Miss USA. I have personally spoken to her- She inspires me and is being so positive about her traumatic experience as a victim of sexual assault. I know she helped some girls on their way to heal from a tragic experience they had. Britt is someone who everyone should be watching for the title.
District of Colombia – Anything can happen. Bryce is a very strong contender who can bring the 3rdcrown for Miss USA. Remember Texas had 5 Miss USA in a row (1985-1989) So it can happen with District of Colombia. This girl knows how to work the stage and her gown is W.O.W.
Mississippi- Laine is stunning in person and one of the nicest girls I know. She knows how to walk on stage and staying on top of everything during her pageantry career.
Nebraska- This girl is a bombshell! If they want to crown a blonde, my bet will be her. I love her gown and styling. Everything is on point!
Oklahoma-There is something I can’t put my finger on, but something is very special about her. I get the sense that she will place. I love her Jessica Rabbit dress style. It fits her well with her svelte body.
South Dakota- Madison surprised many of us including myself because she showed up at Miss USA with the game plan to get South Dakota on the board. The last time South Dakota was in top 15 was in 2016 when she reached top 10. I think this girl has a chance to sneak into the top 5. Only thing I was disappointed in is her hair and dress. But again, people say that she can get by on those things because the judges will be focusing on what she presented in the interview room.
Texas- Logan has been on the top since the day she won Miss Texas USA and through the preliminary years she competed. I am always in awe of her wardrobe. She is not playing games – She is here to slay and has her eye on the prize. I love the way she and her whole team are thinking outside the box. That dress that she presented on Preliminary night wowed me and I was floored. If IMG listens to the fans in that they want the glamour back, I know Logan will bring that back to Miss USA/Miss Universe with her couture wardrobe.
Arkansas- She is perfect! I love everything she has been doing as Miss Arkansas and she arrived at Miss USA as one of the strong contenders. She nailed everything just like Miss Texas USA. She is one of the heavily favorites to win Miss USA. If IMG is looking for a girl who has a story and wants to listen to the fans about the beauty, then this girl has both.
Montana- Dani is someone that people need to watch for. She is smart. She runs a few businesses. She also was nominated for a few awards from The Global Beauty Awards in Seattle. But she is not on big name pageant blogger’s predictions. I think she is going to surprise them. I personally met her and she would talk to anyone and take every single picture with people. That is a true queen.
Tennessee- I love watching Alexandra on stage and seeing her on social media. She is one of the tallest girls for Miss USA. Kim Greenwood always sends strong girls from Tennessee. I loved her dress, hair and everything on the stage when she did preliminary. I think she is on IMG list as well. Alexandra is pretty much winning over the fans like me and IMG people.
Nevada- Carolina has been consistent from the day she won Miss Nevada USA. Of course, she has the best director- Shanna Moakler. Shanna always sends great and well prepared girls to Miss USA/ Teen USA. So I am expecting to see her placing in top 15 at least. I love her gown but am not a big fan of the stripes near the collarbone. Other than that it’s a great shiny dress with a very fashion forward style.
New Jersey- Alexa is one of the strongest contenders, from the day she won Miss New Jersey. She wasn’t on my radar until she arrived at Miss USA, she is not playing games, and always stay on top. She is one of the heavily favorites to win Miss USA by professional pageant gurus. She is facially gorgeous.
Louisiana- Lauren is considered one of the veterans in Louisiana USA. I have been to Louisiana USA a few times. I have watched her – Something is special about this girl and I get the sense that she is smart. I am happy that she finally won Louisiana. Only thing, I hope that she will change her gown for the finals. Louisiana is expected to be in top 15. She also was Miss Louisiana America in 2012. She has a quite strong pageant resume.
Bubbles: New York, North Carolina, Michigan, Alabama, and Colorado.
Miss Massachusetts, Miss Florida and Miss Georgia have the best runway walk but don’t come close to the queen of the Catwalk, Miss Florida USA 2011- Lissette Garcia