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.
Jade Kenny has won the Miss Maryland pageant and will compete in September for the crown of Miss America.
The Miss Maryland and Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen competitions are underway in Hagerstown.
A former Miss Delaware Teen USA who resigned her title after a sex tape surfaced online is due in a Maryland court next month to respond to a theft charge.
Congratulations to Miss Maryland. Nana Meriwether, 27, was the first runner-up in Sunday night’s Miss USA pageant.
Two sisters are coordinating a pageant in Maryland to raise money for a teen injured in a car crash.