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  • 22
    Jul
    2015

    Neither NBC or Univision spoil the 2015 Miss USA pageant

    Commdiginews.com –NEW ORLEANS, July 20, 2015 – It has been a little over a week since the new Miss USA, Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma, was crowned on July 12th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. It has also been over a month since the pageant’s co-owner, Donald Trump, during a speech announcing his presidential candidacy, made his controversial comments concerning illegal immigrants from Mexico, rapidly sending the pageant into a downward spiral.

    Volunteering with the charity Best Buddies while competing at Miss USA 2013 (Image rights Brianna Acosta)
    Volunteering with the charity Best Buddies while competing at Miss USA 2013 (Image rights Brianna Acosta)
    The first blow to the Miss USA pageant was the announcement from Spanish television provider Univision that it would not air the pageant nor continue to do business with Trump due to his comments. Soon after, Miss Universe Organization co-owner NBC followed suit, taking with it its entertainers and hosts.

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    The next day, the Miss Universe Organization released a statement saying that they “always seek to transcend controversy” and that they were “disheartened by recent events but the show will go on.”

    To the average viewer at home watching this controversy unfolding in the media, this blowup may not have seemed like a big deal as much as it was the understandable consequence of words deemed offensive when uttered by a celebrity.

    Read the full article here.


  • 20
    Jul
    2015

    The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant dominated digital stats during and after the telecast on July 12th.

    The pageant incorporated several different social and digital integrations for fans and viewers which brought the pageant to the number one program slot on Twitter in the specials and entertainment categories.

    In addition to being telecast live on REELZ Channel, people could also watch the event on missusa.com which between live streaming and VOD has garnered over one million views through YouTube.

    Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma USA 2015, is announced as the winner at the conclusion of the 2015 MISS USA pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, July 12th. She receives the title of Miss USA 2015 and the coveted D.I.C. Crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the live Reelz telecast at 8:00 PM ET on July 12, 2015. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

    Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma USA 2015, is announced as the winner at the conclusion of the 2015 MISS USA pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, July 12th. She receives the title of Miss USA 2015 and the coveted D.I.C. Crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the live Reelz telecast at 8:00 PM ET on July 12, 2015. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

    During the live broadcast, fans were able to be a part of a new interactive experience through audience engagement technology provider iPowow on missusa.com. Over 100k unique viewers answered Miss USA trivia questions, took polls, and learned fun facts about the contestants throughout the show. Via iPowow, fans had the opportunity to save Miss Kentucky USA from elimination during the swimsuit competition which generated almost 700k votes. The event earned iPowow some of the tech company’s highest audience engagement percentages.


  • 17
    Jul
    2015

    Miss USA Olivia Jordan Teaches You to Walk, Wave and Work It

    ABCNews.go.com – Miss USA Olivia Jordan stopped by ABC News just days after her big win to share her expert tips on how to walk, wave and work it like a pageant queen.

    Let the 26-year-old Oklahoma beauty, who also graduated from Boston University and has been featured in a few films like “Hot Tub Time Machine 2,” teach you how work it when all eyes are on you.

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    Read the full article here.


  • 12
    Jul
    2015

    Congratulations to the Newly Crowned Miss USA 2015

    Olivia Jordan, 26, from Tulsa, Oklahoma is the newly crowned Miss USA 2015. Congratulations Olivia, we can’t wait to welcome you to the Miss USA family. Did you miss the Miss USA pageant? Click here to watch.

    Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma USA 2015, is announced as the winner at the conclusion of the 2015 MISS USA pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, July 12th. She receives the title of Miss USA 2015 and the coveted D.I.C. Crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the live Reelz telecast at 8:00 PM ET on July 12, 2015. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

    Olivia Jordan, Miss Oklahoma USA 2015, is announced as the winner at the conclusion of the 2015 MISS USA pageant at the Baton Rouge River Center on Sunday, July 12th. She receives the title of Miss USA 2015 and the coveted D.I.C. Crown in Baton Rouge, Louisiana during the live Reelz telecast at 8:00 PM ET on July 12, 2015. HO/Miss Universe Organization L.P., LLLP

    Baton Rouge, LA – July 12, 2015 – This evening, a panel of former Miss Universe Organization titleholders chose Miss Oklahoma USA, Olivia Jordan, as Miss USA 2015. Emmy Award-winning game show host Todd Newton and former Miss Wisconsin USA 2009 Alex Wehrley hosted the competition. OK! TV’s Julie Alexandria provided backstage behind-the-scenes commentary from the Baton Rouge River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    Olivia Jordan, a 26-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has appeared in several national/international commercials and feature films. Olivia is a graduate of Boston University, where she earned a degree in health science. As a model, Olivia has walked for Sherri Hill in New York Fashion Week 2015 and the runway at Miami Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2014. She has also been featured in Cosmopolitan, Shape and Vogue Japan. Olivia has been recognized by Children of the Night, a group dedicated to getting children out of prostitution, for her work with the organization.

    The judging panel for the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant included Nana Meriwether, Miss USA 2012, two-time All-American athlete and co-founder of the non-profit Meriwether Foundation, which serves the most impoverished sectors in five southern African nations; Leila Umenyiora, Miss Universe 2011, humanitarian and named Drylands Ambassador by the United Nation Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD); Rima Fakih, Miss USA 2010, named one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Arab Women, an ambassador of the Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and honored by the American Task Force of Lebanon; Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008 and star of Tyler Perry’s sitcom, “For Better or Worse” on OWN; Danielle Doty, Miss Teen USA 2011, recent host for FOX Sports Southwest and the nationally televised show, “Girls on the Go” Driven by FORD; Tara Conner, Miss USA 2006, an outspoken advocate for addiction, television host, actress and model; Kimberly Pressler, Miss USA 1999, a sports reporter and host for networks including FOX Sports, ABC, MTV, Red Bull Media and current lane-side reporter for ESPN on the PBA Tour; Brook Lee, the only native Hawaiian to ever win both Miss USA and Miss Universe titles in 1997, an actress, model, TV presenter and a tech ambassador for MommyLovesTech.com; and Michelle McLean-Bailey, Miss Universe 1992, an international TV personality, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, philanthropist and UNICEF ambassador.

    Country music star and former “The Voice” contestant Adley Stump performed as guest vocalist with a live in-house band. Music mogul Master P and his daughter Cymphonique– stars of the upcoming REELZ series “Master P’s Family Empire” – made special guest appearances backstage.

    This year, viewers were given the power to bring one lucky contestant, Miss Kentucky USA, Katie George, back into the competition during the evening gown portion of the pageant by voting through iPowow.

    The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant featured contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants were judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Nia Sanchez, Miss USA 2014 crowned her successor at the conclusion of the three-hour telecast. For more information, visit http://www.missusa.com.

    FINAL RESULTS

    First Runner Up:
    Miss Texas USA, Ylianna Guerra, will assume the duties of Miss USA 2015 if the titleholder is named Miss Universe 2015 or if for some reason Miss USA cannot fulfill her duties.

    Second Runner Up:
    Miss Rhode Island USA, Anea Garcia

    Rest of Top Five:
    Miss Nevada USA, Brittany McGowan
    Miss Maryland USA, Mame Adjei

    Rest of Top Eleven:
    Miss Alabama USA, Madison Guthrie
    Miss Delaware USA, Renee Bull
    Miss Hawaii USA, Emma Wo
    Miss Louisiana USA, Candice Bennatt
    Miss Michigan USA, Rashontae Wawrzyniak
    Miss Kentucky USA, Katie George

    Rest of Top Fifteen:
    Miss Arizona USA, Maureen Montagne
    Miss Illinois USA, Renee Wronecki
    Miss New York USA, Thatiana Diaz
    Miss Virginia USA, Laura Puleo

    MISS PHOTOGENIC USA™ Award: Miss Indiana USA Gretchen Reece. A blue ribbon panel selected the delegate who exemplifies beauty through the lens of a camera. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize.

    MISS CONGENIALITY USA™ Award: Miss Alaska USA Kimberly Agron and Miss Delaware USA Renee Bull tied for the award, marking the first time ever that two contestants received the honor in Miss USA history. This award reflects the respect and admiration of the contestants’ peers, who voted for both as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. Each contestant was awarded a $1,000 cash prize.


  • 12
    Jul
    2015

    WATCH the 2015 Miss USA Pageant TONIGHT

    Who is going to be the next Miss USA?! Tune-in for the 2015 #MissUSA Pageant on Sunday, July 12 at 8p ET/5p PT.

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    WHERE TO WATCH

    * ReelzChannel – To find REELZ on your local cable or satellite provider visit REELZ.com

    * MissUSA.com – streaming LIVE