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Posted at 08:05 AM ET, 06/20/2011

Miss USA, not Miss America, is crowned (Video)

The Miss USA Pageant — not to be confused with that other beauty queen competition, Miss America — was held in Las Vegas on Sunday night, helmed by Bravo’s Andy Cohen and E!’s Giuliana Rancic.

Miss California Alyssa Campanella beat her self-described “best friend,” Miss Tennessee Ashley Durham, to become Miss USA 2011.

So what does the 21-year-old bikini-wearing, question answering brunette model enjoy? Campanella told co-host Giuliana Rancic she loves history. “I’m obsessed with the Stuart and Tudor era. .... Whenever I go to Barnes & Noble, I’m always in the history section and that is where you will find me,” she said. “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.”

Campanella will go on to represent the United States at the Miss Universe Pageant in in Brazil this September.

Photos: Alyssa Campanella crowned

By  |  08:05 AM ET, 06/20/2011

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