Twenty-six-year-old Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma has won the 64th annual Miss USA contest, beating out 50 other women from other states and the District of Columbia.
This year’s contest had been largely overshadowed by comments made by pageant co-owner and real estate mogul Donald Trump while running for president.
Trump criticized Mexican immigrants in comments that led to widespread fallout against his business dealings, including the pageant. He wasn’t present at Sunday’s event.
Broadcasters dropped the pageant, and a slew of celebrities who had been lined up to perform, judge and host also dropped out, leaving pageant officials scrambling for replacements.
Ylianna Guerra, 22, of Texas was named first runner-up.
The competition had been narrowed down to five finalists also representing Rhode Island, Maryland and Nevada before the winner was crowned Sunday night.