As very clearly explained by Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan in the video above, there will indeed be a search for one additional candidate in Miss USA 2016 and who will be called Miss 52. Social media will be the initial avenue where the eligible joiners – regardless of shape, size, color or background – can participate. A panel will select the ten (10) finalists and from there, online voting will determine who Miss 52 will be!
Here are the details.
This year, The Miss USA competition will go on its first-ever nationwide search on social media for the next Miss USA. In addition to the 51 state contestants, we are looking for a 52nd contestant to take the stage at the 2016 Miss USA competition.
Any and all eligible women from the US are encouraged to apply starting today until May 2nd. Miss USA is not afraid to push the envelope – she is someone who is strong, determined and confident. No matter your shape, size, color, or background, this is YOUR chance to celebrate what makes you beautiful.
If you think YOU have what it takes to become the next Miss USA, use the hashtag #FindingMiss52 and submit three posts on Instagram or Twitter that include a photo or video explaining why you should be the 52nd contestant as well the official form on FindingMiss52.MissUSA.com by May 2nd.
A panel of judges will narrow the applicants down to 10 finalists. The Top 10 women will be announced on May 10th and fans will be able to vote for their favorite finalist who will go on to represent Miss 52.
The winner who receives the highest number of votes will be announced on approximately May 18th and will be flown to the competition destination to compete for the title of Miss USA 2016, broadcasted LIVE on June 5th on FOX.
This is your chance… get out of your comfort zone, take challenges, be yourself – show the world that you are #confidentlybeautiful. #FindingMiss52 is made possible by Sherri Hill.
For a full set of rules and eligibility requirements please visit FindingMiss52.MissUSA.com
One-hit-wonder or a potentially popular practice for future editions of Miss USA? 🙂