Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma was crowned Miss USA on Sunday, wearing a hot pink strapless dress as she deftly fielded the interview portion of the competition by saying the country needed to improve race relations to beat out 50 other contestants.
Congratulations to Miss Maryland. Nana Meriwether, 27, was the first runner-up in Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant.
A 21-year-old auburn-haired California girl won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night and will represent the nation in this year’s Miss Universe pageant in September in Brazil.
Just eight contestants are left in the running at the Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas after the swimsuit
competition, including Miss Maryland contestant Allyn Rose.