Miss Kentucky Crowned Miss USA 2021

Kentucky's Elle Smith was crowned Miss USA 2021.

Posted: Nov 29, 2021 10:51 PM
Updated: Nov 30, 2021 7:33 AM

Miss Kentucky USA Elle Smith was crowned Miss USA 2021, Monday night in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The University of Kentucky graduate works as a reporter for WHAS11 in Louisville.

She will now go on to compete at the Miss Universe pageant in Israel.

Along with representing the U.S. at the international event, Smith will spend the next year traveling the country promoting non-profits including Best Buddies and the Smile Train.

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