A self-proclaimed geek, Alyssa Campanella, Miss USA 2011 has been voted in the top ten contestants in the fans vote category in the Miss Universe 2011 beauty pageant.

For the first time ever, the Miss Universe organization has introduced a fan vote, fans can vote their favorite contestants directly into the semi-finals.

The 21-year-old New Jersey native is the only hope for all Americans to get the Miss Universe crown home this year.

The winner of the Miss Universe 2011 will be declared just one day after the 10 year anniversary of 9/11, and Alyssa getting the crown home will be the best treat for every American, if she wins.

In the Miss USA contest this year, Alyssa had wowed the judges not only with her beauty, but with her intellect.

Brook Lee was the last Miss USA to capture the Miss Universe crown in 1997, since then no other American beauty could win the Miss Universe title.

Campanella, is the ultimate hope for all Americans who are desperately waiting to get the Miss Universe crown home, from past fourteen years.

Will she be able to repeated the history and win the world’s most prestigious beauty pageant for her country?

The 2011 Miss Universe pageant final event will be held in Sao Paulo, Brazil on Sept. 12. The contestants will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

In the finale on Sept. 12, the outgoing Miss Universe, Mexico's Ximena Navarrete, will crown her successor.

Check out Alyssa Campanella’s sizzling hot images from the preliminary events of the Miss Universe contest 2011.