The 23-year-old Miss Kentucky won the coveted crown and sash at this year’s pageant. Here is everything you need to know about the crowned queen Elle Smith.
Elle Smith finished in the Top 10 of the 2021 Miss Universe pageant.
Miss USA Elle Smith grew up in Springfield, Ohio.
Elle participated in choir, orchestra, drama, and volleyball and was an honour student.
Elle Smith graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2020.
While at the University of Kentucky, she served as vice president of the school’s National Association of Black Journalists
She is a broadcast news reporter for WHAS11 in Louisville, Kentucky.
She competed in her first pageant just six months ago.
She is the leader of her local National Cervical Cancer Coalition chapter.
She attributes her success in pageants to her journalism background.