Miss California Alyssa Campanella was crowned the new Miss USA 2011, taking the title over first runner-up Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham--her best friend!
With a panel of judges including Rocco DiSpirito and Real Housewives' Caroline Manzo, E!'s own Giuliana Rancic and Bravo's Andy Cohen hosted the Donald Trump-owned competition held in Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort &Casino.
During the competition, Campanella, 21, had been asked about the legalization of marijuana, and apparently her answer--in which she said she wasn't sure that it should be legalized, but that she recognized its medical value--was a winner.
Campanella will represent the United States in the Miss Universe pageant to be held in Brazil this September.