Who We Are

The Miss Universe Organization empowers women to develop the confidence they need to achieve their personal best. A confident woman has the power to make real change, starting in her local community with the potential to reach a global audience. We encourage every woman to get out of her comfort zone, be herself, and continue to define what it means to be confidently beautiful.

Our Mission

To provide the tools which help women to be their personal best. Self-confidence is the key. Every woman should have the confidence to stand up in any situation and declare, "I am secure and that's what makes me beautiful!"

Empowering Women

The Miss Universe Organization is a company run by women for women, built on a foundation of inclusion and continues to be a celebration of diversity. Annually, nearly ten thousand young women participate in Miss Universe pageant events.

The contestants and titleholders that have gone through the Miss Universe system are able to cultivate their personal career goals, advocate for humanitarian issues and be a voice to affect positive change in the world. These women are forward thinking and motivated to not just talk about this change, but to initiate it. They have gone on to high-profile careers in government, business, finance, broadcasting, as well as film and television.

Giving Back

The Miss Universe Organization places priority on the importance of getting involved and giving back by providing a dedicated international platform of charitable partnerships. As leaders and role models within their communities, our contestants and titleholders work to affect positive change through volunteering, fundraising and advocacy. 

During their reign, our winners are given the tools to personally and professionally enrich others by dedicating themselves to raising awareness and much needed funds for philanthropic endeavors.

Breaking Stereotypes

Research has shown the #1 obstacle for women to overcome in reaching their potential in any endeavor is a lack of self-confidence. In doing so our contestants and titleholders have the opportunity to grow as women and be confident in any goal they choose to pursue. While we are a competition, the women who participate also learn to help one another and create a network of friends and colleagues on which to draw support.

Miss Kentucky USA® 2018



Age: 25
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Height: 5’ 7”

Braea Christine Tilford is a digital content curator, public speaker and founder of Grow Lead Inspire. The  Louisville, Ky. native launched Braea.com in August 2015.  She is a fashionably-bred southern belle whose passions are deeply rooted in faith, inspiration, community involvement, style and beauty. She uses Braea.com as a platform to inspire and empower her readers to look and feel magical both inside and out.  As such, she's held positions at brands such as BCBG Max Azria and EBONY magazine, interning and working in the fashion capital of the world--New York City.

Miss Kentucky Teen USA® 2018



Age: 19
Hometown: Somerset, KY
Height: 5’ 4”

Since graduating from high school at age 16, Jordan Crozier has attended college where she hopes to earn her degree in criminal justice and counseling. Jordan has always put a positive spin on life and enjoys spending time on the lake nearby. If Jordan brings home the Miss Teen USA crown she will use her new position to encourage less fortunate children that all things are possible with encouragement and positive thinking.Sent from my iPad

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