Alyssa Campanella, 21-year old California girl from Los Angeles, won the Miss USA crown on Sunday night and will represent the nation in this year’s Miss Universe pageant in September in Brazil.

Alyssa Campanella proves that “beauty with brains” do exit as she is a “super-geek.” She is a self-described history geek, obsessed with Britain’s monarchy of centuries past but also a fan of “Star Wars.” She claimed on Twitter that she was born in the wrong time period and played the popular pig-exploding game Angry Bird backstage on her iPad before going on stage on Sunday night.


She also professed a love for history after E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic asked her about it during the pageant.

“I’m obsessed with the Stuart and Tudor era,” Campanella said. “Whenever I go to Barnes & Noble I’m always in the history section and that is where you will find me.”

“I watch ‘Game of Thrones,’ I watched ‘Camelot’ – I know those are fantasy but I also watch the Tudors, so I’m a huge history geek,” she said.

She said she grew up watching “Star Wars.”



She has been competing in paegants since she was 15 and was the former Miss Teen USA runner-up from 2007, when she represented New Jersey. She is originally from Manalapan, N.J.

She was asked a controversial question about Marijuana by “Real Housewives of New Jersey” housewife Caroline Manzo.

“Well, I understand why that question would be asked, especially with today’s economy, but I also understand that medical marijuana is very important to help those who need it medically,” she said during the pageant.

“I’m not sure if it should be legalized, if it would really affect, with the drug war,” she said. “I mean, it’s abused today, unfortunately, so that’s the only reason why I would kind of be a little bit against it, but medically it’s OK.”Source:


Congratulations Alyssa, we look forward to your participation at Miss Universe in September!