Nicole Smith was crowned Miss Arizona USA 2018 while Macy Deal was crowned Miss Arizona Teen USA 2018 at the conclusion of the pageant held on November 19 at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona.
Nicole Justine Smith was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. Despite growing up in a household with 3 brothers, she always dreamed of glitz and glamour. She developed a love for fashion and beauty at a young age that was inspired by icons like Princess Diana, Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Conrad and Blake Lively.
Nicole’s love for being on stage and in front of the camera began at the age of 7 when she began singing in the school choir, participating in school plays and putting on her own productions at home. Her dream of being on stage eventually led her to competing in Pageantry. She has since been training to become Miss Arizona USA and continues to do so today. In 2011, she was 2nd runner up at Miss Arizona Teen USA, she then went on to compete in the Miss category as one of the youngest competitors. Her first year as a Miss at just 19 years old, Nicole placed in the Top 5 at Miss Arizona USA 2013, then again in 2014, 2015 then placing Top 16 in 2016. After taking a year off in 2017 to travel and follow her passions, Nicole fulfilled a dream of winning the Miss Arizona USA title.