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The top 10 were completed by Maryland, California, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. They were eliminated after the evening gown round.
Virginia, Indiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Arizona, Minnesota, Oklahoma, New Jersey, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania made it to the top 20. They got to compete in the swimsuit round before being eliminated.
Miss California was named Miss Photogenic and Miss Rhode Island was chosen as Miss Congeniality by her fellow competitors.
Well done to the gorgeous new Miss USA, Nevada's very first winner! Shanna Moakler should be congratulated too. She has proven herself to be a queenmaker! I think the results were pretty fair but I'm shocked that Florida placed so low. Great top 6 though.
There is just one thing that is bothering me. The new Miss USA has the last name Sanchez which means she must also be of Latin heritage. So why is there still the need to find Miss Latina Universe who will represent the Latin community in the USA? One of the dumbest things the MUO has ever done.