Clemente Organization

Laurie Clemente and her husband Anthony are the founders of the Clemente Organization. Since 1997 they have produced state pageants for Miss USA and Miss Teen USA for the Miss Universe Organization. They currently run the state pageants in Massachusetts and Maine, and have previously run the pageants for New Hampshire, Connecticut and Vermont. In 1998 and 2003 the titleholder from Massachusetts won the nationally televised Miss USA pageant and their delegates have placed in the Top 15, Top 10 and Top 5 at both Miss USA and Miss Teen USA.

The Clemente Organization ensures that the pageant experience is meaningful and valuable for all contestants regardless of the outcome. The staff is committed to empowering young women and helping them understand the importance of being their best selves. During the competition, The Clemente Organization stresses the importance of good sportsmanship, a strong sense of character, and building friendships, and provides a forum for young woman to reach their goals in a positive environment.

Laurie and Anthony are proud of the show production and supportive staff. The emphasis on the young women and providing a rewarding experience for all participants is evident in the messages and letters received from contestants whose time at the pageant has left an indelible mark on their lives.

We happily encourage you to contact the Clemente Organization with any and all questions you may have about participating in the state pageants.

Meet the team

Laurie Clemente
State Director

Anthony Clemente
State Director

Ava Clemente
Contestant Coordinator

Miss USA Organization

We are the Miss USA Organization, a globally-recognized pageant platform that celebrates the unique beauty of women across cultures. Beyond well-known, we remain relevant to mainstream culture, as we connect young women to their own beauty and help activate their voice. We are a sisterhood in arms, a family of movers and shakers in beauty and business, poised to positively impact the status of women by bringing pageants to the everyday lives of everyday Americans – this is Pageantry Reimagined® by Miss USA.

Miss Universe Organization

The Miss Universe Organization (MUO), a WME | IMG company, creates and advances opportunities for women around the world through its network of relationships across entertainment, fashion and philanthropy. MUO encourages every woman to challenge herself, find her unique voice, and embody the organization’s mission of being Confidently Beautiful. The 10,000 women who participate in Miss Universe programs annually inspire others to pursue their personal and professional goals while making an impact in their communities.

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