UD student Kelsey Miller travels to Baton Rouge, La., for Miss USA competition

May 1, 2014

University of Delaware student Kelsey Miller will represent Delaware at the Miss USA Competition June 8 at The Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, La. She will join delegates from each of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia for more than two weeks as she takes part in a schedule leading up to the exciting live network telecast on NBC.

Miller always dreamed of playing basketball far into her future, but two severe ACL injuries forced her to channel her competitive spirit into something completely new - pageants. Her family is full of avid sports fanatics, with two brothers playing Division I basketball and her father coming from college football experience. Miller is an aspiring broadcaster and world traveler, having spent time in Vietnam and Laos this past year.

“Since the inception of its Film Commission in 2007, the city of Baton Rouge has quickly become a filming destination for the entertainment industry,” says event producer Donald Trump. “There has been an astounding amount of growth in a short amount of time with over 127 productions generating $700 million directly for the city. We are happy the Miss USA telecast will put a focus on the huge economic development that has occurred there.”

Baton Rouge is recognized for its lively music scene, unique food and proud people. The thriving city is home to two major universities, diverse career options, booming business opportunities, and arts and entertainment attractions.

Last year’s telecast concluded with Erin Brady, Miss Connecticut USA, being crowned Miss USA 2013. The Miss USA telecast now reaches approximately 70 countries and territories. For more information, visit