Miss USA Beauty Ranking (Until 2018)


Here is the ranking of all 50 states and DC based on their performances in all editions of Miss USA, from 1952 to 2018.

Please scroll below to see the rules of the ranking and some notable changes between 2017 and 2018.

Top 10 

Rank State Score
1 tx.png Texas 119
2 ca.png California 110
3 sc.png South Carolina 69
4 ny.png New York 67
5 tn.png Tennessee 60
6 al.png Alabama 58
7 il.png Illinois 56
8 la.png Louisiana 51
9 fl.png Florida 50
9 ga.png Georgia 50

Top 20

Rank State Score
11 dc District of Columbia 45
11 hi2.png Hawaii 45
11 nv.png Nevada 45
14 mi.png Michigan 43
15 ok.png Oklahoma 41
16 az.png Arizona 40
17 mo.png Missouri 39
18 nc.png North Carolina 37
18 oh.png Ohio 37
18 ut.png Utah 37

Top 51

Rank State Score
21 va.png Virginia 36
22 nj New Jersey 34
23 ky Kentucky 29
23 nm.png New Mexico 29
25 md.png Maryland 28
26 ks.png Kansas 26
26 ma.png Massachusetts 26
28 mn.png Minnesota 25
29 ar.png Arkansas 22
29 ct.png Connecticut 22
29 in.png Indiana 22
29 ri.png Rhode Island 22
33 ne.png Nebraska 21
33 wa.png Washington 21
35 pa.png Pennsylvania 19
36 ms.png Mississippi 16
36 wv.png West Virginia 16
38 ia.png Iowa 14
39 co.png Colorado 13
39 or.png Oregon 13
41 vt.png Vermont 12
42 me.png Maine 10
42 nd.png North Dakota 10
42 wi.png Wisconsin 10
45 ak.png Alaska 8
46 id.png Idaho 7
46 nh.png New Hampshire 7
48 sd.png South Dakota 5
49 mt.png Montana 3
50 wy.png Wyoming 2
51 de.png Delaware 1


  • Miss USA: 5 points
  • 1st runner-up: 4 points
  • 2nd runner-up: 3 points
  • Finalists (top 5): 2 points
  • Semifinalists (other placements): 1 point

Updates from 2017: 

  • The historic victory of Nebraska pushed the state from the 35th to 33rd place.
  • North Carolina, which placed as 1st runner-up, went from 21st rto 18th place. As a result, Virginia left the top 20 and settled at the 21st place.
  • Nevada rose 2 spots, from 13th to 11th.

Miss USA 2018

21 May 2018 – Sarah Rose Summers from Nebraska was crowned Miss USA 2018. She will represent the USA at Miss Universe.


In the finale of Miss USA 2018, the blond beauty from Nebraska has won. This is the first time this Midwestern state has ever won a Miss USA title. I believe she could get far in Miss Universe, at least top 10.


What sets Sarah apart from other delegates is her bubbly personality of a girl next door. Her final answer in the top 3 is excellent, proving she is a deserving winner. She works as a certified child life specialist who assures effective communication between patients, their families and the medical team.

1st runner-up is Miss North Carolina USA, Caelynn Miller-Keyes, and 2nd runner-up is Miss Nevada USA, Carolina Urrea. Nevada is of Colombian descent and her evening gown really reminds me of Adriana Gutierrez from Colombia, who was 1st runner-up at Miss Universe 2015.

Top 5 includes representatives from Florida and South Dakota. Genesis Davila was a former Miss World Puerto Rico. She was crowned Miss Florida USA 2017 but dethroned later for violating a pageant rule. She competed again this year and made Florida proud.

Heavy favorites of some pageant sites California and Georgia (who was born in Colombia) only ended up in the top 10. Other beauties in the top 10 are Maine (who serves in the military), New Jersey (she aspires to become a police officer) and Tennessee (daughter of a former Miss Tennessee USA).

States represented in the top 15 are Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Oregon and Texas. I am happy that Oregon made the top 15, the last time this Western state placed was back in 2004.

(Photos: eonline, Miss USA)

Miss Mexico 2018

5 May 2018 – Representatives for Mexico at Miss World and Miss Grand International 2018 were chosen. 


Miss World Mexico 2018 is Vanessa Ponce, Miss Mexico City. She was the winner of Mexico’s Next Top Model (cycle 5) in 2014.


One day before the finale, a separate pageant was held. Lezly Diaz from Guadalajara, Jalisco was crowned Miss Grand Mexico and she will represent her country at Miss Grand International 2018 in Myanmar.

Mexico currenly ranks 16th at the All-Time International Beauty Ranking. In Latin America, Mexico is the 5th best perfoming country (after Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia and Puerto Rico).

Mister International Spain 2018


6 May 2018 – The 6th edition of Mister International Spain concluded with the victory of Jesus Collado, from Valladolid. He will represent Spain at Mister International 2019.

The 1st runner-up is Vicent Llorach from Valencia, and the 2nd runner-up is Ion Álvarez from Navarra.

Vicent Llorach (1st runner-up) in the swimsuit competition

Hopefully, the 1st runner-up will be sent to Mister Supranational. Personally, I like the 1st runner-up more than the winner. However, if Vicent won, he would be sent to Mister International next year and I have a feeling that Spanish representatives with muscular body don’t perform well in this Asia-based pageant. Spain has better chance in Mister Supranational, Mister Universe (Men Universe Model) and even Mister Global, compared to Mister International.

Spain currently ranks 4th in the Men Beauty Ranking, which is tied with India. Spain is the best performing European country in male pageants.

Miss Ecuador 2018

Watch out for Ecuador this year! 

5 May 2018 – Representatives of Ecuador for Miss Universe, Miss International and Miss Grand International 2018 were selected. I believe this is the strongest batch of Ecuadorian representatives in the last 5 years.

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The winner and Miss Universe Ecuador 2018 is Virginia Limongi from Manabi. She was former Miss World Ecuador 2014. The best placement of Ecuador was achieved by Constanza Baez in Miss Universe 2013 (2nd runner-up).

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The 1st runner-up and Miss International Ecuador 2018 is Michelle Huet from Guayas, who will represent Ecuador at Miss International 2018 in Japan. Ecuador won Miss International once in 2011 (Fernanda Cornejo).

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The 2nd runner-up and and Miss Grand Ecuador 2018 is Norma Tejada from Florida (USA). She is expected to represent Ecuador at Miss Grand International 2018 in Myanmar. I really like her personality when she was called in the top 6 and the way she cheered for the winner.

Ecuador ranks 52nd in the International Beauty Ranking. The country ranks 7th in South America (after Venezuela, Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Peru and Chile).

Miss Costa Rica 2018

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Natalia Carvajal (from San Jose) was crowned Miss Costa Rica 2018 at the finale of the pageant on 27 April, 2018. She will represent Costa Rica at Miss Universe 2018.

Natalia was the former winner of Miss Eco Universe 2016, a new pageant which takes place annually in Egypt.

She is considered one of the strongest representatives of Costa Rica in recent years. She has potential to place in the top 5 at Miss Universe this year.

Currently, Costa Rica ranks 56th at the International Beauty Ranking. Costa Rica’s ranking is equal to Paraguay, lower than Ecuador but higher than Uruguay and Bolivia.

The first runner-up is Larissa Sancho Chaves from Puntarenas. The second runner-up is Raquel Castro from San Jose.

Mister International 2018

Korea won Mister International and currently leads the “Male Country of 2018 Ranking”. 

30 April 2018 – The 12th edition of Mister International, one of the 6 main pageants for men concluded in Myanmar with the victory of Seunghwan Lee, from Korea.


Official Results: 



Mister International 2018 south-korea Korea – Seunghwan Lee
1st runner-up colombia Colombia – Manuel Molano
2nd runner-up south-africa South Africa – Dwayne Geldenhuis
Top 5 switzerland Switzerland – Alessio Costantini
vietnam Vietnam – Nguyen Minh Trung
Top 10 japan Japan – Taizan Matsuura
nicaragua Nicaragua – Elvis Murillo
philippines Philippines – Raven R. Lansangan
puerto-rico Puerto Rico – Joseph Disdier
venezuela Venezuela – Ignacio Milles
Top 16 indonesia Indonesia – Alvalino Kasenda
lebanon Lebanon – Michael Khouri
mexico Mexico – Armando Osuna
netherlands Netherlands – Jeremy Lensink
poland Poland – Arkady Zadrozny
spain Spain – Ruben Castillero

Male Country of 2018 

Points of 16 placements in Mister International 2018 will be added to the “Male Country of 2018 Ranking” to identify the best performing country of this year in male pageants.

At the end of the year, all points will be added to the all-year Men Beauty Ranking, which measures the performance of all countries in 6 largest male pageants (Manhunt International, Mister World, Mister International, Men Universe Model, Mister Global and Mister Supranational).

Ranking Country Points
1 south-korea Korea 5
2 colombia Colombia 4
3 south-africa South Africa 3
4 switzerland Switzerland 2
4 vietnam Vietnam 2


  • Winner: 5 points
  • 1st runner-up: 4 points
  • 2nd runner-up: 3 points
  • Finalists (top 5/6): 2 points
  • Semifinalists (other placements): 1 point