The new Miss USA is Miss Rhode Island, Olivia Culpo (19). She beat 50 other delegates to win the crown at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. She became the 1st the winner from her state. The new Miss USA stands 1.7m tall (5'7") and she will represent her country at Miss Universe 2012 in December. The first runner-up was Miss Maryland ,27 year old Nana Meriwether. The second runner-up was 20 year old Audrey Bolt from Ohio. Jade Kelsall (26) who competed as Miss Nevada was the third runer-up while the four runner-up was Miss Georgia, Jasmyne Wilkins (21) .
The delegates from Oklahoma, Alabama, Texas, Colorado, and New Jersey made the top 10. They were cut after the evening gown round. Tennessee, Michigan, Louisiana, Maine, South Carolina, and Arkansas were called into the top 16 but were cut after the swimsuit competition. Arkansas was the winner of the fan vote, Iowa won Miss Congeniality, and Oregon won Miss Photogenic.