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Doubting tweeters were proven wrong when Miss California won the crown. A look at the controversial beauty queen's shining moments, and the lovely ladies who competed against her for the Miss USA crown.

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Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the winner of the 2011 MISS USA® Competition. She celebrates on stage after the crowning, which was broadcast LIVE on NBC from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino Theatre for the Performing Arts, in Las Vegas, Nevada on Sunday, June 19, 2011. The winner will compete in the 2011 MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant in Sao Paulo, Brazil on September 12.
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After rounds of harrowing competition, Miss California, Alyssa Campanella, was crowned the 2011 Miss USA at the 60th annual Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas on NBC. The 21-year-old New Jersey native will represent the nation in this year's Miss Universe pageant in September in Brazil. Click through to see more exciting pictures from this year's pageant.
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The competition came down to Miss California Alyssa Campanella and her "best friend" Miss Tennessee Ashley Elizabeth Durham. Twitter users thought Alyssa's response that medical marijuana should be legalized during the Q&A segment had blown her chance at the crown, but the redheaded beauty queen prevailed.
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Miss Texas Ana Christina Rodriguez, Miss Alabama Madeline Mitchell, Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham and Miss California Alyssa Campanella were in the judges' final four. Miss Tennesee came in first runner-up, Miss Alabama was second runner-up and Miss Texas was third runner-up.
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Three of the four finalists have their sashes replaced during a break. All hair colors were represented among the top contestants.
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Miss California seemed shocked to be named as the last of four semifinalists - but not as shocked as we were when she revealed that she's a bookworm and history buff "obsessed with the Tudor and Stuart era." Brains and beauty? No wonder she stole the show!
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Miss California bares (almost) all in the swim suit competition. The newly-crowned Miss USA will travel the country to advocate for breast and ovarian cancer education, awareness and legislation. "I can't believe I won!!! she tweeted after the pageant ended. "A big thank you to all my supporters...I couldn't have done it without you all!!"
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Cohosts Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic annouced the top eight finalists, who sported swimwear by Kandy Wrappers. We must say, they look very patriotic.
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British Rapper Tinie Tempah performed his new song, "Written in the Stars" along with singer Eric Turner during the evening gown portion of the competition.
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Third runner-up Miss Texas Ana Christina Rodriguez is introduced as one of the quarterfinalists. The pre-school teacher weighed in on Weinergate during the Q&A. When asked how publicly wronged wives should respond, Miss Texas said, "Stay positive and find someone who really, truly loves you." Aww.
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Co-Hosts Andy Cohen and Giuliana Rancic rehearse the day before the pageant, which is jointly owned by Donald Trump and NBC. The Donald was mysteriously MIA on the big night.
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Miss Arizona Brittany Dawn Brannon won the 2011 Miss Photogenic USA Award.
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Move over, Sandra Bullock. Miss Kentucky Kia Ben-et Hampton nabbed the Miss Congeniality Award.
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Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, right, and Miss Tennessee, Ashley Elizabeth Durham react as they are annouced as the two remaining finalists in the 2011 Miss USA pageant.
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Alyssa Campanella, Miss California, competes in the swim suit competition during the 2011 Miss USA pageant.
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Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih and Miss USA 2011 Alyssa Campanella attend the official Miss USA 2011 after party at Chateau Nightclub and Gardens at Paris Las Vegas. Click forward to see each of the 51 2011 Miss USA contestants.
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Miss Alabama USA 2011, Madeline Mitchell
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Miss Alaska USA 2011, Jessica Chuckran
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Miss Arizona USA 2011, Brittany Dawn Brannon
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Miss Arkansas USA 2011, Lakynn McBride
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Miss California USA 2011, Alyssa Campanella
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Miss Colorado USA 2011, Blair Adair Griffith
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Miss Connecticut USA 2011, Regina Turner
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Miss Delaware USA 2011, Katie Hanson
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Miss District of Columbia USA 2011, Heather Danelle Swann
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Nicole O'Hara
Miss Florida USA 2011, Lissette Garcia
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Miss Georgia USA 2011, Kaylin Reque
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Miss Hawaii USA 2011, Angela Byrd
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Miss Idaho USA 2011, Erza Haliti
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Miss Illinois USA 2011, Angela Sparrow
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Miss Indiana USA 2011, Jillian Wunderlich
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Miss Iowa USA 2011, Rebecca Goldsmith
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Miss Kentucky USA 2011, Kia Ben-et Hampton
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Miss Lousiana USA 2011, Page Pennock
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Miss Kansas USA 2011, Jaymie Stokes
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Miss Maine USA 2011, Ashley-Lynn Marble
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Miss Maryland USA 2011, Allyn Rose
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Miss Massachusetts USA 2011, Alida D'Angona
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Miss Mississippi USA 2011, Keeley Patterson
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Miss Minnesota USA 2011, Brittany Lee Thelemann
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Miss Michigan USA 2011, Channing Pierce
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Miss Missouri USA 2011, Hope Driskill
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Miss Montana USA 2011, Brittany Wiser
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Miss Nebraska USA 2011, Haley Jo Herold
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Miss Nevada USA 2011, Sarah Chapman
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Miss New Hampshire USA 2011, LacyJane Folger
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Miss New Jersey USA 2011, Julianna White
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Miss New Mexico USA 2011, Brittany Toll
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Miss New York USA 2011, Amber Marie Collins
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Chelsea Narvaez
Miss North Carolina USA 2011, Brittany Leigh York
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Miss Oklahoma USA 2011, Kaitlyn Smith
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Miss Ohio USA 2011, Ashley Caldwell
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Miss North Dakota USA 2011, Brandi Lynn Schoenberg
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Miss Oregon USA 2011, Anna Prosser
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Miss Pennsylvania USA 2011, Amber-Joi Watkins
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Miss Rhode Island USA 2011, Kate McCaughey
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Miss South Carolina USA 2011, Courtney Hope Turner
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Miss South Dakota USA 2011, Chandra Rae Burnham
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Miss Tennessee USA 2011, Ashley Durham
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Miss Texas USA 2011, Ana Christina Rodriguez
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Miss Utah USA 2011, Jamie Crandall
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Miss Vermont USA 2011, Lauren Carter
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Miss Virginia USA 2011, Nikki Poteet
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Chelsea Narvaez
Miss Wisconsin USA 2011, Jordan Marie Morkin
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Miss Wyoming USA 2011, Kaitlyn Davis
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Miss Washington USA 2011, Angelina Kayyalaynen
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West Virginia USA 2011, Whitney Veach
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