Elizabeth Safrit, the reigning Miss North Carolina US, was crowned Miss United States 2014 at the conclusion of the national pageant held at the Sphinx Club in Washington, District of Columbia on July 6th, 2014. The 22-year-old beauty from Kannapolis will represent the United States in the upcoming Miss World 2014 pageant, scheduled for December in London, England.
Elizabeth Safrit being crowned Miss World United States 2014. Photo courtesy of Southern Photography exposure.
Safrit is a senior at the University of South Carolina and is currently pursuing her degree in political science with a minor in journalism. She hopes to further a career in broadcast journalism after she obtains her graduate degree; she aspires to become a political news analyst for a major new network.
Mae-Ann Web (South Carolina) was the first runner-up and Vincenza Carrieri-Russo (Delaware) was the second runner-up. Katy Moody (Kentucky) and Khari Siegfried (Pennsylvania) completed the top five finalists.
Jessica Escamilla (Alabama), Tia McDonald (Florida), Jessica Versteeg (Iowa), Renata de Carvalho (Massachusetts) and Jennifer de Cillis (New Jersey) were the top ten semi-finalists.
Reigning Miss World 2013 Megan Young, newly crowned Miss World United States 2014 Elizabeth Safrit and her runners-up. Photo coutesy of Southern Exposure Photography.
Lauren Hickey (Hawaii), Chelsie Folden (Ohio), Rachel White (Texas), Jordan Davis (Tennessee), Raven Reed (Vermont) and Natasha Dirk (Wyoming) were the top sixteen quarter-finalists.
The Miss United States Organization is the new license holder of Miss World in the United States. This is the first Miss World national pageant in the United States since the late U.S. Miss World 2005 won by Lisette Diaz in San Francisco. From 2006 to 2013, the Miss World contestants from the United States were designated without a national pageant.