Congratulations are for Miss Kentucky Elle Smith as she has won the 2021 Miss USA pageant.
Elle will now represent the US in the Miss Universe pageant on 12 December 2021 in Eilat, Israel. And before that happens let us tell you all about who she is, her parents, boyfriend-related stories, and more.
Who Are Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith Parents?
So, Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith’s parents — Lydia Smith-Lockwood and Samuel Clayborne — no doubt are super proud of their daughter’s recent achievement.
Elle’s mother Lydia Smith-Lockwood, who just a night before took to her Facebook to “How to watch The Miss USA Pageant 2021”, also is on Instagram @lydiacarrie.
The Springfield Symphony Orchestra in Ohio proudly announced Elle’s mom as their Music Educator for the year 2015-2016. It was then revealed that Lydia had been the Director of Choral and Orchestral Music at Shawnee High School since 2006. And, currently, she is the Music Director at Covenant Presbyterian Church.
Then, Elle also frequently mentioned her dad Samuel Clayborne, especially in her Tweets.
So, Elle’s dad is The Ohio State University alum, who according to LinkedIn, is an Ohio-based sales and purchasing manager with demonstrated experience in purchasing, sales, business development, and territory management.
Elle’s folks have been separated as Elle’s tweet from back in May 2015 read — “Having parents that are separated sucks bc all they do is fight about money.”
Elle’s mom then married Timothy E. Lockwood who started his job as Principal at LOC (Learning Opportunities Center) back in 2018.
Moreover, Elle has a brother named Jackson Clayborne who earned varsity letters in football, swimming, and track and field when in Clark Shawnee High School. He was his school’s football team captain, a member of the high school choir, and also led the school musical as a senior.
Lastly, a member of Elle’s family lost his life back in October 2018. Grieving Elle had taken to her social media to tribute this person with the name Hayden. “You possessed a gift. A gift that brought joy, laughter, and love to everyone. Your smile was contagious, and your music touched the hearts and souls of many.” Elle shared how her best friend and brother, Hayden, used to spend endless hours listening to Hayden practice with her mom. Hayden was also present during the family’s Christmas Eve traditions.
Elle Smith Ethnicity
Elle Smith with pride identifies as a Black woman. She shared her experience on winning beauty pageants, about her struggles with insecurities, and about her role as a Black woman, when she also said, “Seeing someone confident in herself, confident in her abilities and just seeing a Black woman who knows her strengths and weaknesses…it’s a powerful thing”.
Does Elle Smith Have A Boyfriend?
Elle Smith seemed to be going out with a man as of 2021.
So, Elle’s social media grid has a couple of pictures of them together where they resemble a boyfriend and girlfriend, and (of course) Elle’s captions on them also convey the same vibes.
So, the last time, they posed at someplace in Cincinnati, Elle’s caption read — “Look how the whole world is searching but I found mine 🤎”.
In July 2019, Elle’s people on social also saw the couple kissing and cozying under the warm sun in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
And likely on Valentine’s Day the same year, Elle teased her fans with this picture of them where she is showing off what looks like her engagement ring. But she captioned “Wearing a ring, but ain’t gon’ be no “Mrs.” 💯” and confused everyone if or not she is engaged.
Elle Smith Education
Elle Smith graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Kentucky in 2020. According to LinkedIn, she also studied Journalism and Political Science at Florence University of the Arts.
For high school, she attended Shawnee High.
Elle Smith Net Worth
Elle Smith currently worked as a full-time multimedia journalist at WHAS-TV and had made nearly $500K net worth as of November 2021.
Before that, from Aug 2019 – October 2020, she was a vice-president at the National Association of Black Journalists at the University of Kentucky.
In the past, Elle also briefly served as the FOX NEWS’ college associate and an intern for WLEX-TV.
How Old Is Elle Smith?
As Elle Smith turned 23 before days on 21 June 2021, she spend her birthday weekend eating her way around Louisville, dancing with friends, and losing her voice at Kings Island.
How Tall Is Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith?
In a tweet that read — “All my friends are 5″5 and shorter. And then there’s me. The awkward giant at 5″10. 💁🏽” — Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith revealed her height to her fans.
Is Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith On Instagram?
Yes. Miss USA 2021 Elle Smith is on Instagram. In fact, until 30 November 2021, Elle handled two Instagram pages.
One could also find Elle on her Facebook @ellesmithtv.