On Sunday, May 14, the Miss USA pageant will take place at theMandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas where5 1 wives will compete for the crown.
The current Miss USA, Deshauna Barber, will pass the symbolic baton to one luck lady from one of the 50 districts orthe District of Columbia.
If you think thissounds like the Miss America pageant, you arent alone, but the two US-basedcompetitionsare actually not the same concept at all. So whats the difference?
There are quite a few differences actually. In reality, the charm parades are kind of rivals.
For starters, Miss America has been around much longer since 1921.
The first Miss USA pageantwasnt viewed until 1952.
The Miss USA society originated afterYolande Fox, who was crowned Miss America in 1950, refused to pose in a swimsuit for a publication. The swimsuit corporation, Catalina, was outraged, revoked its sponsorship of Miss America and went on to create the Miss USA pageant.
The prizes are also significantly different.
Miss America is famously a fellowship program. Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, acquired $50,000 in scholarship coin. Winners too spend a year basically on an all expense paid tour, accompanying speaking and promotional events.
The Miss USA procession has a somewhat different award box. Most importantly, the champion of Miss USA goes on to compete in the Miss Universe competition.( Olivia Culpo, Miss USA2 012, went on to triumph Miss Universe .)
The groups website articulates,
The winner of Miss USA will instantly move to a comfort suite in New York City, which will be her home base while she spends her predominate traveling the two countries, developing and representing her stages, and awareness and funds for charitable strategies. In addition to being able to her new housings, the Miss USA name also includes: a year-long wage; all paid living overheads; personal look wardrobe and styling by theofficial Miss Universe Organization fashion stylist; extensive international and domestic movement; and access to numerous New York City affairs including giving possibilities, movie premieres, style week, sporting affairs and profession opportunities presented by one the worlds largest and most dynamic recreation organizations, WME | IMG, parent company of The Miss Universe Organization.
Thecompetitions alsohave different categories for guessing the contestants.
The Miss America pageantincludesthe swimsuit, evening wear, talent and final theme competitions.
The Miss USA procession is not have a knack segment. Opponents compete in swimwear, evening gown, finalquestion and finallook categories.
So there you have it. History, prizes and rival lists are the three biggest differencesbetween Miss America and Miss USA.
The Miss America website actually does a pretty nice job of summing up the distinction and, uh, shedding a bit colour at the same time.
The Miss America Organization is a non-profit organization, whereas Miss USA/ Miss Universe is a for-profit corporation. In 1952, Catalina Swimsuits founded the Miss USA and Miss Universe parades as a produce promotion tool after Miss America put Catalina as its swimsuit sponsor.
Miss America provides opportunities for young women to promote their enunciates in culture, politics and members of the community. Miss America contestants working towards college or postgraduate degrees can give fellowship awards to help further their education. The Miss America Organization is the nations producing provider of grants for young women, gifting millions yearly in cash allotments and in-kind tuition waivers.
So, yeah , not the same thing.
Miss USA will air this Sunday on FOX at 8 pm EST.