June 19, 2011: A New Miss USA Is Crowned!

The 2011 Miss USA pageant was held Sunday June 19, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. And this year’s 60th Miss USA winner was Miss California – Alyssa Campanella!

The 21-year-old New Jersey native beat out 50 other hopefuls from the States,  plus Washington D.C. Campanella was crowned by 2010 winner Rima Fakih and will represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 12.

Top 4
Miss USA 2011: Miss Califonia – Alyssa Campanella
1st Runner Up: Miss Tennessee – Ashley Durham
2nd Runner Up: Miss Alabama – Madeline Mitchell
3rd Runner Up:  Miss Texas – Ana Rodriguez.

Final Two!
Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, reacts as she is announced as the 2011 Miss USA as Miss Tennessee, Ashley Elizabeth Durham looks on, Sunday, June 19, 2011, in Las Vegas.
Top 4!

Remainder of the Top 8:
Miss Maine – Ashley-Lynn Marble
Miss South Carolina – Courtney Turner
Miss Hawaii – Angela Byrd
Miss Maryland – Allyn Rose

Top 8 in Swimwear.
Top 8 in Eveningwear.

Remainder of Top Sixteen:
Miss Georgia USA – Kaylin Reque
Miss Arizona – Brittany Dawn Brannon
Miss Utah – Jamie  Lynn Crandall
Miss Indiana – Jillian Wunderlich
Miss South Carolina – Courtney Turner
Miss Florida – Lissette Garcia
Miss Missouri – Hope  Driskill
Miss New Mexico – Brittany Toll

Top 16.

MISS PHOTOGENIC USA™ Award:
Miss Arizona – Brittany Brannon. The general public voted  for the delegate who  exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash  prize as well as a pair of Asteria earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs.

MISS CONGENIALITY USA Award:
Miss Kentucky – Kia Hampton.  The award reflects the respect and admiration of the contestant’s peers, who  voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant.  She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize as well as a pair of Asteria earrings from Diamond Nexus Labs.

The MISS USA® 2011 prize package includes:
– a custom diamond tiara and jewelry  designed by Diamond Nexus Labs;
a one year scholarship  (including housing) from the New York Film Academy;
a year’s worth ofhair care products and tools from Farouk Systems;
– an assortment of  high fashion bracelets made in Rwanda by women of the Same Sky Trade  Initiative;
an eveningwear wardrobe by Sherri Hill;
– a swimwear wardrobe by Kandy Wrappers;
– a shoe wardrobe from Chinese Laundry;
– a year’s supply of nail care products from OPI Products, Inc.;
– a year’s  worth of sun care products from Australian Gold;
– luxury accommodations in  a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses;
– a year-long salary as Miss USA; personal services  including membership to Gravity Fitness and hair services from John  Barrett Salon;
– a year’s worth of cosmetics from Rain  Cosmetics;
modeling portfolio by leading fashion photographer Fadil Berisha;
– dermatology and skincare services provided by Dr.  Cheryl Thellman-Karcher;
– professional health and nutrition consultation by Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD and dental services by Dr. Jan Linhart,  D.D.S.;
– casting opportunities and professional representation by the Miss Universe Organization;
– extensive travel opportunities representing sponsors and charitable partners; access to various New York City events including movie premiers and screenings,  Broadway shows and launch parties; year long consultation with Miss Universe Organization’s Official Fashion Consultant, Alisha Crutchfield and access to a personal appearance wardrobe;  professional media/public relations training and representation by Rubenstein  Public Relations in New York City and the opportunity to represent the USA at the  2011 Miss Universe pageant this September in São Paulo, Brazil.

Former Miss USA Titleholders pose on stage with the newly crowned Miss USA, at the conclusion of the 60th Anniversary Miss USA 2011 Telecast.
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