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Miss California, Alyssa Campanella, Crowned Miss USA 2011

Miss USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella


Beautiful 21-year-old redhead Alyssa Campanella knocked 50 other girls out of the competition to win the Miss USA crown. Miss Tennessee was the first ¬†runner up while Miss Alabama and Miss Texas placed third and fourth. The pageant, which was held in Las Vegas, was hosted by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E!’s (annoying) Giuliana Rancic. Guess which one of them I tuned out. There was an odd choice of judges, including Lil Jon. I guess he has some blood contract with Donald Trump, who owns the pageant, and was noticeably absent from this year’s event.

Although Campanella reps for Cali, she revealed on Bravo’s ‘Watch What Happens Live‘ that she is actually from New Jersey. During the Q&A portion, she answered a¬†question about legalizing marijuana by saying she didn’t think it should be fully legalized but it should be available to those who need it for medical purposes. Much better than Miss Tennessee bumbling about how burning the Quran isn’t the same as burning the American flag. Le sigh. Yes, it is a beauty pageant, but I know there are a lot of smart, beautiful girls out there that can represent their states better these chicks.

Anyway, congrats girl, you get a year’s worth of tacky shoes and an even tackier apartment to live in.