A panel of former Miss Universe Organization titleholders has chosen Miss USA 2015. The winner, Miss Oklahoma USA, Olivia Jordan, 26-year-old from Tulsa, Oklahoma, has already enjoyed a range of media successes before winning the Miss USA Pageant. 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 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.The 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.