It’s that time of year again: Time to announce Miss USA 2015.
During Sunday’s Miss USA Pageant, we saw 51 beautiful and smart women compete for this coveted title. But, as with most competitions, there can only be one winner. Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan won the crown, becoming the 64th woman to win.
The 26-year-old won over the judges with her looks, talent and her response regarding the confederate flag. “I think that we still need to talk about race relations in this country. We have not solved this issue,” she said. “We really need to work on being an accepting society.”
The first runner-up was Ylianna Guerra of Texas, followed by Anea Garcia of Rhode Island, Brittany McGowan of Nevada and Mamé Adjei of Maryland.
This was a bittersweet win we can imagine as the 2015 pageant went off with many hitches. In case you didn’t know, the Miss Universe Organization is owned by Donald Trump, who after a slew of remarks regarding Mexican immigrants, lost ties with Univision Communications, Televisa — not to mention hosts, judges and musical performers who boycotted the show because of Trump. Luckily, Trump didn’t show up, and the show went out as it (for the most part) normally would.
Jordan will now represent America in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant in Egypt. Jordan will be the first American to compete in two major international beauty pageants: Miss World 2013 and Miss Universe 2015.
We wish you all the luck, Olivia!