Nicole Pallozzi will be representing Miss Rhode Island USA at the upcoming Miss USA pageant. Nicole was preceded by 2018 winner Daescia DeMoranville. Miss Rhode Island USA last claimed the Miss USA crown in 2012 thanks to Olivia Culpo, who went on to win Miss Universe 2012.
The 23-year-old recent graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing.
According to her official Miss USA bio, if Pallozzi wins the competition she “would continue volunteering with numerous organizations for individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities and would promote the importance of living a healthy and balanced lifestyle.”
Miss USA takes place Thursday, May 2, 2019, at Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada. It will be the 68th Miss USA pageant, and the second pageant to be held concurrently with the Miss Teen USA competition. The pageant will air live on FOX. The Miss Universe pageant will take place on a yet-to-be-determined date in South Korea. The reigning Miss Universe is Catriona Gray, who represented the Philippines, while Miss USA going to Nebraska’s Sarah Rose Summers.
The Miss USA competition is one of the premier beauty pageants in both the United States and in the world. First founded in the year 1952, the Miss USA pageant was famously owned b President Donald Trump from 1996 to 2015 before the rights to the pageant were sold to WME/IMG. Previously broadcast by NBC, the Miss USA beauty pageant now resides on Fox.
The pageant is structured the same as any traditional beauty pageant, as it includes swimsuit, gown, and interview competitions.
Each year, the winner of the Miss USA beauty pageant represents the United States of America in the Miss Universe.