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Red Carpet at 2011 Miss USA with Miss California USA Crowned Winner

(LAS VEGAS-061911) The Red Carpet included Miss Universe 2010 Ximena Navarrete, 2010 Miss USA Rima Fakih, and former Miss USA titleholders (Rachel Smith, 2007 Miss USA), celebrity hosts (Susie Castillo, 2003 Miss USA; Giuliana Rancic, anchor of E! News; Kelly Osborne, host E! Fashion Police; Andy Cohen, host "Watch What Happens: Live"), celebrity judges (Marcus Allen, NFL Hall of Famer; Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006; Tyson Chandler, center for Dallas Mavericks & 2011 NBA champion; Lil Jon, musician; Mariel Hemingway, actress / writer), and celebrities (Holly Madison, E! Holly's World; Eric Turner, singer; Tinie Tempah, musician) for the 2011 Miss USA competition held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The hosts introduced former Miss USA titleholders and celebrity judges after the top 15 quarterfinalists were announced:

Georgia: Kaylin Reque
Arizona: Brittany Brannon
Maine: Ashley-Lynn Marble
Utah: Jamie Lynn Crandall
Tennessee: Ashley Durham
Indiana: Jillian Wunderlich
Texas: Ana Rodriguez
South Carolina: Courtney Turner
Alabama: Madeline Mitchell
New York: Amber Collins
Hawaii: Angela Byrd
Florida: Lissette Garcia
Missouri: Hope Driskill
California: Alyssa Campanella
Maryland: Allyn Rose
New Mexico: Brittany Toll (fan vote)

The swimwear for this year's competition was provided by Kandy Wrappers designed by Sharise Neil. The quarterfinalists have improved their walk since preliminary Wednesday night as each have defined their own unique strut after rehearsals.

The top 8 were announced:

Maine: Ashley-Lynn Marble
Tennessee: Ashley Durham
Texas: Ana Rodriguez
South Carolina: Courtney Turner
Alabama: Madeline Mitchell
Hawaii: Angela Byrd
California: Alyssa Campanella
Maryland: Allyn Rose

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

The evening gowns were beautiful and the top 8 looked spectacular. Each dress wrapped each body around the waist to hip area with Maryland scoring a 8.2 and California a 7.1 according to NBC.com.

The top 4 announced:

Alabama: Madeline Mitchell
Texas: Ana Rodriguez
Tennessee: Ashley Durham

California: Alyssa Campanella

The interview portion tilted the direction to California and Texas for Susie Castillo, as well as, Kelly Osborne.

2011 Miss Universe will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12, 2011.

The winner of 2011 Miss USA as announced:

3rd runner-up: Texas: Ana Rodriguez
2nd runner-up: Alabama: Madeline Mitchell
1st runner-up: Tennessee: Ashley Durham

2011 Miss USA: California: Alyssa Campanella

Alyssa Campanella, 2011 Miss USA
Alyssa Campanella, 2011 Miss USA
photographer: Rick Soto / The Journal for Innovation

Photos: Red Carpet at 2011 Miss USA

 
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