Sunday, June 19, 2011

Alyssa Campanella, Miss California crowned Miss USA 2011

Alyssa Campanella, Miss California wins Miss USA 2011 | Photo: Steve Marcus, REUTERS
Miss California Alyssa Campanella became the 59th Miss USA after winning the crown during the pageant's coronation night held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on June 19, 2011. Campanella will be representing her country at the Miss Universe 2011 pageant in São Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

Twenty-one-year old Alyssa Campanella is the 6th Miss California to be crowned Miss USA. She is said to be the third redhead beauty to win the crown.

Campanella competed in Miss Teen USA 2007 where she placed 1st runner-up. In the Miss USA history, she is the highest ranked state delegate at Miss Teen USA to win the Miss USA title outright (The first Miss Teen USA to win the Miss USA title was Brandi Sherwood but she only inherited the title, not won it outright).

Check out below the official results:

Miss USA 2011: Miss California Alyssa Campanella

Miss USA 2011 1st Runner Up: Miss Tennessee Ashley Elizabeth Durham

Miss USA 2011 2nd Runner Up: Miss Alabama Madeline Mitchell

Miss USA 2011 3rd Runner Up: Miss Texas Ana Rodriguez

Miss USA 2011 Top 8 Finalists:

Miss Hawaii Angela Byrd
Miss Maine Ashley Lynn Marble
Miss Maryland Allyn Rose
Miss South Carolina Courtney Turner

Miss USA 2011 Top 16 Finalists:

Miss Arizona Brittany Brannon
Miss Florida Lisette Garcia
Miss Georgia Kaylin Reque
Miss Indiana Jillian Wunderlich
Missouri Hope Driskill
Miss New Mexico Brittany Toll
Miss New York Amber Collins
Miss Utah Jamie Crandall

Miss USA 2011 Special Awards Winners:

Miss Congeniality: Miss Kentucky Kia Hampton
Miss Photogenic: Miss Arizona Brittany Brannon

Here's a video of the Top 4 Q&A courtesy of Youtube/NBC: