Miss North Carolina USA will be crowned in High Point

N.C. is home to two prior winners of Miss USA

HIGH POINT — The Miss North Carolina USA 2018 and Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2018 pageants will be held on Sept. 29-30 at the High Point Theatre in downtown High Point. Winner of the pageants will compete in Miss USA and Miss Teen USA, respectively.

Preliminary competition will be held on Friday evening, followed by the finals on Saturday evening. The pageants feature contestants between the ages of 14-27, competing in interview, evening gown and swimsuit or activewear competitions. The contestants are vying for thousands of dollars in scholarships and prizes, as well as the ability to travel the state promoting the pageant and its charitable alliances.

The celebrity panel of judges will include Austen Kroll, star of Bravo TV’s “Southern Charm,” and Dr. Bill Dorfman, from ABC’s “Extreme Makeover.”

Miss North Carolina USA 2018 will represent the Old North State in the nationally televised production of the Miss USA Pageant, and Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2018 will represent the state in the Miss Teen USA Pageant. The state of North Carolina has seen two women win the title of Miss USA, once in 2005 when Chelsea Cooley of Charlotte took home the crown, and then again in 2009, by Wilmington native Kristen Dalton.