Miss USA 2021 Named!
In a historic Miss USA pageant Monday night, Miss Kentucky Elle Smith was named Miss USA 2021!
Elle is a multimedia journalist at Louisville’s ABC affiliate WHAS11, where she’s worked since October 2020 after graduating from the University of Kentucky with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. While at University of Kentucky, she was vice president of the school’s National Association of Black Journalists chapter, was a reporter and videographer, and held multiple journalism internships in Arkansas and Washington, D.C.
WOW!!! This is quite the accomplishment!! Our Elle Smith is your new MISS USA! pic.twitter.com/ixWQ9FADSR
— WHAS11 News (@WHAS11) November 30, 2021
Elle will travel to Eilat, Israel to compete in the Miss Universe pageant on Dec. 12. We wish her luck!