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Miss California Alyssa Campanella is Crowned Miss USA 2011 at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas

June 19, 2011 by  



Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA Competition
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 (Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh).  

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.

Miss Texas USA 2011, Ana Christina Rodriguez; Miss Alabama USA 2011, Madeline Mitchell; Miss Tennessee USA 2011, Ashley Durham; and Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella are the Final Four in the 2011 Miss USA Pageant
Miss Texas USA 2011, Ana Christina Rodriguez; Miss Alabama USA 2011, Madeline Mitchell; Miss Tennessee USA 2011, Ashley Durham; and Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella are the Final Four in the 2011 Miss USA Pageant

Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh.

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.

Miss Tennessee USA 2011, Ashley Durham is first runner up as Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA® Competition. S
Miss Tennessee USA 2011, Ashley Durham is first runner up as Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA® Competition. S

Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh.

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 California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA Competition. She celebrates on stage after the crowning, which was broadcast LIVE on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theatre for the Performing Arts, in Las Vegas
Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA Competition. She celebrates on stage after the crowning, which was broadcast LIVE on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theatre for the Performing Arts, in Las Vegas

Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh.

Final Results:

First Runner Up: Miss Tennessee USA, Ashley Durham, will assume the duties of MISS USA 2011 if the titleholder is named MISS UNIVERSE 2011 or if for some reason MISS USA cannot fulfill her duties.

Second Runner Up: Miss Alabama USA, Madeline Grace Mitchell

Rest of Top Four: Miss Texas USA, Ana Christina Rodriguez

Rest of Top Eight: Miss Maine USA, Ashley-Lynn Marble
Miss South Carolina USA, Courtney Turner
Miss Hawaii USA, Angela Byrd
Miss Maryland USA, Allyn Rose

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

MISS PHOTOGENIC USA Award: Miss Arizona USA, Brittany Brannon. The general public voted onwww.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.

Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA Competition
Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA Competition

Photo credit: Richard Harbaugh.

Miss California Alyssa Campanella earlier this week in Las Vegas:

Miss California Alyssa Campanella
Miss California Alyssa Campanella

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Miss California Alyssa Campanella
Miss California Alyssa Campanella

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Miss California Alyssa Campanella
Miss California Alyssa Campanella

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

Miss California Alyssa Campanella with Michael Boychuck at COLOR Salon
Miss California Alyssa Campanella with Michael Boychuck at COLOR Salon

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ RETNA/ www.erikkabik.com.

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