Miss USA is a title that is held by the winner of a beauty contest that originated in 1952. The Miss Universe pageant also operates the Miss USA pageant. The contestants are judged in swimsuit, gown, and interview for the title of the crown. From 1975–2000, all competitors who made the initial cut for the title competed in an interview competition in some kind of format, mostly involving all of the semi-finalists. Since 2001, the interview part was removed,only leaving the final question for the top five finalists to answer.