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About the Competition

On May 2, Cheslie Kryst from North Carolina was crowned the new Miss USA in front of a worldwide audience at the Grand Sierra Resort and Casino’s Grand Theatre in Reno Tahoe.

Competition Details

Host City

Reno Tahoe

Reno Tahoe is a dynamic, four-season resort destination in a spectacular natural setting – where America’s largest alpine lake meets “The Biggest Little City in the World.” Here, genuine Western heritage and hospitality are served up alongside a region in the midst of an exciting transformation, offering travelers world-class attractions, outdoor adventure

and an annual calendar of cultural, culinary and sporting events. Reno Tahoe is marketed by the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA), an organization established in 1959 to promote convention and tourism business in Washoe County, which includes Reno, Sparks and North Lake Tahoe. For more information, go to


Grand Theatre at Grand Sierra Resort

The Grand Theatre in Reno is one of the finest performing arts centers in the country. Occupying nearly an acre of space, and with one of the largest stages in the world, live shows don’t get any grander. After undergoing a $10 million renovation that included 2,700 luxurious new seats, more legroom, wider aisles, and tiered row seating to provide every guest in the house a great view of the stage, the theatre is renowned by performers and audiences alike for its superb quality, comfort and service. This modern Reno concert venue features an orchestra pit that provides the flexibility for adding more seating,

or creating a standing area right in front of the stage for those high-energy rock shows. Combine that with state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems, and Grand Sierra Resort is the perfect venue for live shows in Reno, and has played host to musicals, dance performances, orchestras, and Grammy award-winning musical artists. The theatre also features exclusive VIP booths with personal beverage and bottle service, new dressing rooms for artists, an artists’ lounge, and a stunning glass-enclosed lobby with two-tiered entry. Take in a Reno show at Grand Sierra Resort. Showtime has never been grander.

Host Hotel

Grand Sierra Resort

Located in the heart of the beautiful Reno-Tahoe region, Grand Sierra Resort (GSR) is an all-encompassing resort with nearly 2,000 newly-renovated guest rooms and suites and 200,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. The destination’s premier property offers visitors a wide variety of amenities including the 2,500+ capacity, critically-acclaimed Grand Theatre, home to Reno-Tahoe’s finest entertainment experience, exhilarating nightlife at the spectacular LEX Nightclub, a spa, branded retail shopping,

famed entertainment, 11 delectable restaurant and dining choices including Charlie Palmer Steak and Lounge, a remarkable year-round outdoor pool and fire pit experience, Reno’s largest outdoor ice skating rink, a two-screen cinema, a 50-lane bowling center, adrenaline-pumping rides and an aqua golf driving range. For more information, please visit or to make reservations call 1-800-648-5080. For the latest and greatest news on GSR, find us on Facebook, Instagram  and Twitter.

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