Queen Olivia: Olivia Jordan "Miss Oklahoma USA" is Miss USA 2015
This past Sunday was the 64th Annual Miss USA Pageant. Unless you have been living under a rock, you may be very well versed on on the hullabaloo and ESCANDALOS revolving around the pageant. After NBC pulled out of its contract to co-own Miss Universe/Miss USA and subsequently, announce that it was not airing it (naturally!), the New Mexico-based cable entertainment channel REELZ TV ("Hollywood Happens Here" is their tagline) stepped up to save the day and give the 51 contestants their moment in the spotlight.
Miss USA 2015 contestants--Miss USA 2015 Finals, Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge Louisiana
The Live Telecast Pageant Finals were held at the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana to a very excited crowd...
I Won, Y'all!--The newly crowned Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan waves to the crowd at Miss USA 2015 Pageant Finals, Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge Louisiana
The winner was 26-year old, 5'11" (1.80 M) tall Olivia Jordan "Miss Oklahoma USA". Olivia was born in Tulsa Oklahoma, she's a model/actress (of course) and was outstanding during the all-important Preliminary Competition (that gets to pick the Top 15 Semi-Finalists) that was held earlier in the week (she was one of my favorites!) and during the Live Telecast on Sunday--especially after the Top 5 Question Session--she "done had the crown!". Period.
Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez crowns Olivia Jordan "Miss Oklahoma USA" as Miss USA 2015--Miss USA 2015 Finals, Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge Louisiana
Olivia Jordan "Miss Oklahoma USA 2015" really had the pageant crown in the palm of her well-moisturized hands especially after...
Uh Oh! Miss Rhode Island USA and Miss Nevada USA---Miss USA 2015 Finals, Baton Rouge Louisiana
several of the other girls (above) really, really, messed up that very important (almost) Final Question. My friend, former Miss USA and Miss Universe Chelsi Smith said on Facebook "Regardless of the system in which you're competing, beauty AND brains will ALWAYS win out in the long-run. Whether it's crown, career or both. Remember that. Your aesthetic is only a PART of the competition. Prep your brain as much as your body". Holla!
Top Two: Miss Texas USA Ylianna Guerra (right) was the First Runner-Up--Miss USA 2015 Finals Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge Louisiana
Miss Beverly Hills USA 2013--Olivia is here with Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella (left)
First Runner Up to Miss California USA 2013, (Olivia is second from left)
Olivia Jordan "Miss United States" at the Miss World 2013 Top Model Competition where she got 1st Runner-Up--Bali Indonesia
Olivia Jordan "Miss World America 2013", Top 20 Semi Finalist at Miss World 2013 --I wrote about her HERE and HERE back in 2013
Time for the Miss USA 2015 Finals Gown Recap------------------------------------------------------------
Gown Girls: The Top 11 and Top 5 contestants--in Evening Gowns--at the Miss USA 2015 Finals, Baton Rouge River Center, Baton Rouge Louisiana
My Miss USA 2015 Finals Gown Review--Many of the contestants wore gowns from the Gown Sponsor--Sherri Hill--this is understandable--they are
A) a Miss USA Sponsor;
B) the contestants can borrow these dresses and therefore not have to pay a dime.
This is thrifty of them, considering that if you are a major Beauty Pageant contestant and want to buy an actual Custom Gown from a fashion designer, it can cost you up to $10,000 if not more. But, these girls can borrow a Sherri Hill for free (in exchange for some Pageant P.R.) or even buy one off the rack for about $1,000 if not less.
Let me start with the Winner...
Miss Venezuela 2014 Pageant by Scarliz Coa "Miss Apure". The gown was designed by Valentina Cedeño. I have a very good feeling that this is the exact same gown, since Miss Apure has a very similar body type.; therefore this is a borrowed sample. I really liked this gown and thought it was statuesque and very "Miss Universo". Unfortunately, Anea "Miss Rhode Island USA" had trouble walking in it (not sure why with that big ol' back godet/train! It might have been about an inch too long) and she looked very uncomfortable in it...
I actually liked what she wore for the Miss USA 2015 Prelimianriy Competition....
Red Goddess: Anea Garcia Miss Rhode Island USA at the Miss USA 2015 Preliminaries
But...I save the Worst for last...
CONGRATULATIONS Olivia Jordan "Miss USA 2015" and Best of Luck at
Miss Universe 2015"...wherever and whenever that will be. --and PLEASE don't wear that dress at Miss Universe! #PrettyPlease xoxo