The primary goal of the Miss United States Pageant is to provide a life-changing experience for young, vibrant women across the country. The organization strives to empower all delegates to become active participants in her community while nurturing and promoting a cause meaningful to her.
The Miss United States Pageant is based on a solid commitment to uphold the standards of fairness and integrity. It prides itself in providing an avenue for each young woman to give a voice to those needing to be heard, lend a hand to those less fortunate, and be a compass for those daring to dream. At the local, state, and national level, the Miss United States Pageant gives women the opportunity to promote a platform of community service.
The pageant system allows young women all over the country to interact and discuss their achievements in service and volunteerism. It promotes the intellect, moral character, and personal engagement of its outstanding participants as they pursue success in achievement. We provide young ladies and women with a forum to promote self-esteem; compete for state and national titles; meet others with similar interests; and open doors to personal and financial opportunity. We have earned a solid reputation for integrity and excellence.
Recognized as "the premier event of its kind" and the largest pageant system available to most young ladies and women, each year we welcome contestants from all 50 states and the U.S. territories to a gala national pageant in Orlando, Florida!
The United States National Pageant Organization® contestants are intelligent women of all walks of life, who knows what she wants in her career, family, and appearance. She maintains a strong sense of identity and embodies the true spirit of "complete and total beauty.
Residence: Danville KY
Career: Owner at Lancaster Dance Studio.
Platform: Preventing Cyber-Bullying – Stop the Hate before It’s Too Late.
School Attending: Junior at Eastern Kentucky University, majoring in Physicall Wellness.
How did you get involved in pageants?
I was really never into pageants growing up, and didn’t start competing until I was 17 years old. The reason why I had gotten into pageants was because during my senior year of high school I was severely cyber bullied. It was so bad that there was a point when I didn’t want to leave my house. I had no self-confidence; I didn’t want to go back to school. And one random afternoon, we had got a letter in the mail saying that I was recommended to do a pageant from an anonymous person. I had no clue what pageants were but everywhere on the letter it said it was a great opportunity for girls to gain self-esteem. At that point my mother was desperate for me to try anything that would regain my happiness and confidence, so she entered me and every since I fell in love with pageants. I always tell everyone I meet, that pageantry saved my life.
Why did you decide to compete for the title of Miss Kentucky United States?
The Miss United States organization empowers women and embraces diversity. The look for strong powerful women, who can be a role model to young girls and who has a servant’s heart. It had always been a dream of mine to able to represent this organization and because of how different it is from all the other pageants, and what it represents is the reason why I decided to compete.
Miss Kentucky United States
Executive Director, Katy Moody Cusick
343 Kempton Lane. Bowling Green, KY 42104