Alyssa Campanella, an brown-haired beauty from California, topped 50 other women to win the coveted honor of Miss USA last night in Las Vegas.
In the 60th anniversary of the Donald Trump-owned pageant, Los Angeles native Campanella dazzled judges and viewers with her poise and looks.
As the 2011 winner of the pageant, Campanella takes over for 2010 winner Rima Fakih and will represent the USA at Miss Universe in September.
Alyssa Campanella didn't miss a beat over a tough question.
When asked if marijuana should be legalized, she said that medical marijuana should be legal, but otherwise banned. So ... she's a natural politician.
If Campanella starts snorting coke and posing topless or can’t fulfill her duties for any other reason, she will be replaced by Ashley Elizabeth Durham.
That youngster, Miss Tennessee, was the first runner-up.
Meanwhile, Kia Ben-et Hampton, Miss Kentucky, won Miss Congeniality USA, while Miss Arizona Brittany Dawn Brannon won Miss Photogenic USA.The judges for some reason included Real Housewives of New Jersey star Caroline Manzo, rapper Lil Jon (YEEEAH!), Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler, chef Rocco DiSpirito and actress Mariel Hemingway.
It was a tough call, but when Campanella took the stage donning both a turquoise gown and a blue and white polka dot bikini, she sealed this deal.
Congratulations to Alyssa, and to all who participated!