Miss USA 2011
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Alyssa Campanella, the new Miss USA 2011, is a 21 year-old model from Sherman Oaks, California. After graduating a year early from high school, Campanella moved out on her own at age 17 to conquer the world. She enjoys collecting old history books and is passionate about space exploration.As Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007, Alyssa placed as first runner up to the winner, Hilary Cruz, Miss Colorado Teen USA.
Las Vegas, NV - June 19, 2011 - This evening, during one of the year's most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella, as Miss USA 2011. Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" host and executive producer Andy Cohen and "E! News" co-anchor Giuliana Rancic hosted the 60th Annual Miss USA® Pageant from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world's most electrifying cities, Las Vegas. Kelly Osbourne of E!'s "Fashion Police" and Susan Castillo, Miss USA 2003, were also on hand providing skybox color commentary throughout the LIVE telecast.
The judging panel for the 2011 Miss USA® Pageant included: Tyson Chandler, Center for Dallas Mavericks and 2011 NBA Champion; Rocco DiSpirito, Celebrity chef; Mariel Hemingway, Oscar-nominated American actress and writer; Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller; Lil Jon, American rapper, music producer, and "Celebrity Apprentice" finalist; Caroline Manzo, from Bravo's hit series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Co-Founder of OPI Products; Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006; and Football Legend, Marcus Allen.
British Rapper Tinie Tempah performed his new song, "Written in the Stars" alongside featured artist Eric Turner during the evening gown portion of the competition.
Throughout the two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million.
MISS PHOTOGENIC USA™ Award: Miss Arizona USA, Brittany Brannon. The general public voted on www.nbc.com 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 USA, 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:
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