Alyssa Campanella, an outgoing auburn-haired beauty from California, bested 50 other women to win the 2011 Miss USA Pageant on Sunday night in Las Vegas.
In the 60th anniversary of the Donald Trump-owned pageant, Campanella, 21, of Los Angeles, dazzled judges with her poise and looks and didn't miss a beat when thrown a potentially tough question.
When asked if marijuana should be legalized, she said that medical marijuana should be legal, but otherwise banned.
If Campanella can’t fulfill her duties, she will be replaced by Miss Tennessee, Ashley Elizabeth Durham, who was the runner-up.
For the fourth year in a row, the contest was held at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.