One of the year's most watched live television events, a star-studded panel of judges chose Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella, as Miss USA 2011. Bravo's "Watch What Happens: Live" host and executive producer Andy Cohen and "E! News" co-anchor Giuliana Rancic hosted the 60th Annual MISS USA Pageant from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in one of the world's most electrifying cities, Las Vegas.
The judging panel for the 2011 MISS USA Pageant included: Tyson Chandler, Center for Dallas Mavericks and 2011 NBA Champion; Rocco DiSpirito, Celebrity chef; Mariel Hemingway, Oscar-nominated American actress and writer; Penn Jillette, the larger, louder half of comedy magic duo Penn & Teller; Lil Jon, American rapper, music producer, and "Celebrity Apprentice" finalist; Caroline Manzo, from Bravo's hit series "The Real Housewives of New Jersey"; Suzi Weiss-Fischmann, Co-Founder of OPI Products; Zuleyka Rivera, Miss Universe 2006; and Football Legend, Marcus Allen.
Throughout the two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. Rima Fakih, MISS USA 2010, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the telecast, before an estimated worldwide viewing audience of more than 250 million.
First Runner Up: Miss Tennessee USA, Ashley Durham, will assume the duties of MISS USA 2011 if the titleholder is named MISS UNIVERSE 2011 or if for some reason MISS USA cannot fulfill her duties.
Second Runner Up: Miss Alabama USA, Madeline Grace Mitchell