On Thursday, contestants competed for the coveted Miss USA title at Grand Sierra Resort and Casino in Reno, Nevada. After months of hard work, training and giving it their all, Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst, Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne and Miss New Mexico Alejandra Gonzalez were named the top three finalists.
Before nabbing the title, Kyrst, who is a litigation attorney, gave a power final speech that elevated her to the next level. When asked what is one word she would describe her generation and why, she said: "I would say that my generation is innovative. I'm standing here in Nevada, in the state that has the first majority female legislature in this entire country. Mine is the first generation that forward-looking mindset that has inclusivity, diversity and strength and empowered women. I am looking forward to continued progress with my generation."