Women from across the United States took the stage to vie for the crown of Miss USA 2015. The pageant co-owned by Donald Trump held on Sunday, July 12 at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
The winner of Miss USA 2015 was crowned to Olivia Jordan (Oklahoma), beating Texas’ Ylianna Guerra (1st runner-up), Rhode Island’s Anea Garcia (2nd runner-up ), Nevada’s Brittany McGowan (3rd runner-up), and Maryland’s Mame Adjei (4th runner-up).
Check out the final results below.
The five (5) finalists in this year’s competition were: Oklahoma, Texas, Rhode Island, Maryland and Nevada.
The women who made the top 11: Nevada, Hawaii, Rhode Island, Maryland, Alabama, Louisiana, Michigan, Oklahoma, Delaware, Texas and Kentucky.
The Top 15 were chosen at a preliminary competition and they were revealed to be: Ylianna Guerra (Texas), Mame Adjei (Maryland), Maureen Montagne (Arizona), Rashontae Warzyniak (Michigan), Laura Puleo (Virginia), Anea Garcia (Rhode Island), Katie George (Kentucky), Emma Wo (Hawaii), Thatiana Diaz (New York), Renee Wronecki (Illinois), Brittany McGowan (Nevada), Olivia Jordan (Oklahoma), Reneé Bull (Deleware), Candice Bennatt (Louisiana) and Madison Guthrie (Alabama).
Miss Photogenic was Miss Indiana and Miss Congeniality was a tie. Miss Alaska and Miss Delaware were the first-ever contestants to tie for Miss Congeniality.
Judges at this years event are: Nana Meriweather, Leila Umenyiora, Rima Fakih, Crystel Stewart, Daniella Doty, Tara Conner, Kimberly Pressler, Brook Lee and Michelle McLean-Bailey.