“Elle” Smith (born June 20, 1998) is an American model, journalist, and Miss USA 2021, winner. She will represent the United States in Miss Universe 2021 as Miss USA. Smith is the second woman from Kentucky to win Miss USA, previously awarded Miss Kentucky USA 2021. Smith was born in the city of Springfield in the state of Ohio.  She was an honours student who participated in chorus, orchestra, volleyball, and theatre at Shawnee High School, where she graduated in 2016. Smith then relocated to Lexington, Kentucky, to attend the University of Kentucky, where he graduated in 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science.
Smith went on to work as an on-air reporter for WHAS-TV in Louisville, Kentucky, covering Southern Indiana within the Louisville metropolitan region after finishing her degree. On the evening of November 29, Miss Kentucky Elle Smith has crowned Miss USA. Smith is a WHAS11 Louisville news reporter and a graduate of Kentucky’s broadcast journalism programme. She will now compete in the Miss Universe competition, which will be held in Israel.
Smith will graduate from the University of Kentucky in 2020, according to the school’s Twitter account. According to a profile released by Louisville’s WHAS11, where she works as a reporter, she majored in Broadcast Journalism. According to the station, Smith was vice-president of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) branch in the UK.
The NABJ hailed Smith’s triumph.
Smith will now compete in the Miss Universe competition on December 12 in Eilat, Israel, representing the United States. Despite a competitor testing positive for Covid-19, the Miss Universe organisation declared in a statement that the international show would go on. After discovering the Omicron coronavirus strain, Israel has implemented travel restrictions, prohibiting visitors from entering for the next two weeks. “The Miss Universe Organization is continuing to cooperate with Israeli officials to securely get our participants and staff into the country for the competition,” the Miss Universe organisation said.
Smith majored in Broadcast Journalism as a 2020 graduate of the University of Kentucky, according to a profile provided by Louisville’s WHAS11, where she works as a reporter. Smith will compete in the Miss Universe pageant on December 12 in Eilat, Israel, representing the United States. According to the Miss Universe organisation, despite a participant testing positive for COVID, the international competition is still on schedule. According to Miss Universe representatives, Israel’s Omicron-related travel restrictions will prevent Miss Universe delegates from entering the country over the next two weeks.