Welcome to the Miss USA pageant, where we celebrate beauty, intelligence, and empowerment. For over 60 years, we have been a staple in the pageant industry, providing young women with the platform to showcase their talents, intelligence, and leadership skills. We believe in the power of women to make a difference in the world, and we are proud to have crowned some of the most successful and influential women in the world.
Our pageant is not just about outer beauty; we celebrate the inner beauty and intelligence of our contestants. Our contestants come from diverse backgrounds and have varied interests, but they all share the same goal of empowering and inspiring young women across the world. We believe that every woman has the potential to achieve great things, and we are committed to providing them with the resources and opportunities to do so.
At Miss USA, we are dedicated to promoting diversity and inclusion. We strive to create a welcoming and supportive environment for all our contestants, regardless of their background or beliefs. We believe that diversity is what makes us strong and that by embracing it, we can make a positive impact in the world.
We are more than just a pageant; we are a community of empowered women who are committed to making a difference in the world. Our contestants go on to become successful businesswomen, philanthropists, and leaders in their communities. We are proud to be a part of their journey and look forward to continuing to empower and inspire young women across the world.
Jillian Spano: Assistant National Director – With over 20 years in the pageant and fashion industries, Jillian has experience as both a National and State Director and Producer. Additionally, she has held the role of Associate Producer and Casting Director for New York Fashion Week and as a Mother Agent, she scouts, develops, and places models worldwide. Following this path, Jillian has lived by her own belief “you cannot become what you dream by remaining where you are.”
Christina Lee: Assistant National Director – With her prior experience as a State and National Director, Christina’s passion lies in uplifting girls and women, finding joy in the intersection of female empowerment and the business side of pageantry.
She firmly believes that pageantry isn’t solely a competition; it serves as a platform that brings immense good to communities across the country. Christina is enthusiastic about contributing to this positivity within the Miss USA organization.
Residing in Louisville, Kentucky, Christina is a loving wife and mother of two.
Claudia Michelle: Social Media Director – She has been involved in the world of Social Media Management for over ten years. She holds a degree in Strategic Communications with a concentration in Social Media Management from Liberty University. After establishing her own digital marketing agency in Manhattan, she’s been able to create content and branding strategies for luxury clients, influencers, and titleholders globally. Claudia is also a former titleholder with multiple systems and a successful model. With this unique understanding of the industry from both sides, she looks forward to contributing this insight to the Miss USA Organization. To find out more, please follow @mindfulivingmedia “
Kimberly Clark: Marketing, Publishing, and Events – She has been in the music, modeling and fashion industries for over 24 years. She has worked with top artists, designers and brands. She is a great teammate to have on multiple levels with both experience, ethics, and resources to help us take the brand where it should be. She will be hosting events and photo shoots with Noelia as well as being the co-editor for our Miss USA magazine that will be launched at the show this summer.
Miss Universe Organization
The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), a JKN Global company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Beautifully Confident. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities.