Miss U.S.A. 2011, Alyssa Campanella, is the ultimate hope for all Americans who are desperately waiting to get the Miss Universe crown home, from past fourteen years.
The 21-year-old New Jersey native, Alyssa, is the ultimate hope for her countrymen. A self-proclaimed history geek, Campanella, is very passionate about space exploration and hockey; she is all set to win the contest this year.
Campanella was named the first runner-up in the 2007 Miss Teen U.S.A pageant titleholder from the United States and is currently participating in the Miss Universe 2011 pageant.
The 2011 Miss Universe pageant kicks off a series of worldwide events hosted by Brazil. The final event will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 12. The contestants will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
For the first time ever, the Miss Universe organization will offer a fan vote and an on-screen interactive technology to increase fan engagement worldwide during the 2011 Miss Universe competition.
Fans can vote their favorite contestant into the semifinals, here.
Take a look at some exclusive, unseen pictures of Alyssa Campanellas' photo shoots, grooming and preparation sessions for the Miss Universe contest 2011.