Olivia Jordan

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Olivia Jordan
Born
Olivia Jordan Thomas

(1988-09-28) September 28, 1988 (age 30)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
Alma materBoston University
Occupation
  • Actress
  • model
  • television presenter
Height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
TitleMiss Beverly Hills USA 2013
Miss World America 2013
Miss Oklahoma USA 2015
Miss USA 2015
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Major
competition(s)
Miss California USA 2013
(1st Runner-Up)
Miss World 2013
(Top 20)
Miss Oklahoma USA 2015
(Winner)
Miss USA 2015
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2015
(2nd Runner-Up)

Olivia Jordan Thomas (born September 28, 1988) is an American actress, model, television presenter, and former beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2015. She represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2015 where she placed as second runner-up. Jordan also represented the United States at Miss World 2013 where she finished in the top 20. She is the first woman from Oklahoma to be crowned Miss USA.

Early life and education[edit]

Jordan was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Bob and Jill Thomas. She is a fourth generation Tulsan, and attended Bishop Kelley High School.[1] After graduating, Jordan moved to Boston, Massachusetts to attend Boston University. While a college student, Jordan became SAG-eligible through featured extra work in the movies Ted and Here Comes the Boom. While becoming a SAG member, Jordan learned that someone had already used the name "Olivia Thomas", and began using Jordan as her professional surname.[1] She graduated in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in health sciences, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling and acting.[2]

Career[edit]

Pageantry[edit]

Jordan represented Beverly Hills in the Miss California USA 2013 on January 13, 2013, where she finished as 1st runner-up to Miss California USA 2013, Mabelynn Capeluj. Later that year, Jordan was appointed as Miss World America 2013 and competed at Miss World 2013 pageant, where she finished in the top 20[3] and was also 1st runner-up for Top Model.[4]

On December 21, 2014, Jordan won the title of Miss Oklahoma USA 2015 and later won the title of Miss USA 2015 on July 12, 2015, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.[5] Her question as a Miss USA finalist asked who she would choose as an American woman to put on the next new bill design. She named Harriet Tubman.[6] On April 20, 2016, the U.S. Treasury officially announced that it had chosen Tubman to be featured on the new $20 bill.[7] During her reign, Donald Trump sold his stake in the Miss Universe Organization ending his affiliation with the beauty pageant. Jordan represented the United States in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant held on December 20, 2015, where she was named the second runner-up.[8] Jordan wore a custom Berta Bridal dress to the evening gown portion of the competition, and was chosen among the top ten dressed in the competition.[9]

Jordan was the third person from the United States to compete at two major international beauty pageants after Brucene Smith, who competed in Miss World 1971 and won Miss International 1974, and Andrea Neu, who previously competed at Miss International 2013 and Miss Earth 2014. However, she had the distinction of being the first woman to represent the United States at two of the largest and oldest international pageants in the world: Miss World and Miss Universe. Both pageants' editions she participated in were won by a Philippine representative.

Personal life[edit]

In August 2018, Jordan became engaged to actor Jay Hector.[10]

Filmography[edit]

Film performances
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Four Questions Josephine Cohen Short film
2012 Ted Party Guest Uncredited
2012 Here Comes the Boom Ring Girl Uncredited
2013 Jobs Girl in Bedroom Estate Credited as Olivia Johnson
2014 Sophie Attractive Park Bench Woman Short film
2014 Thinspiration Thin Chic Woman
2014 10.0 Earthquake Felicia
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Bridesmaid
2018 Destined to Ride Coach Matthews
Television performances
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Murder in the First Jessica 2 episodes
2016 Miss Teen USA 2016 Herself (host)
2017 Small Shots Supermodel 1 1 episode
2017 This is LA Herself (host) 6 episodes
2018 This is SF Herself (host) 1 episode
2018 Hawaii Five-0 Girlfriend – 1980 1 episode

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tramel, Jimmie (July 14, 2015). "Pop culture: Tulsans know Miss USA by another name". Tulsa World. Retrieved July 15, 2015.
  2. ^ "Local News - Columbus Ledger Enquirer". ledger-enquirer.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. ^ SONYA SORICH. "Miss World 2013". Retrieved 2013-10-03.
  4. ^ "News". missworld.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  5. ^ "Olivia Jordan is Miss USA 2015". pageantsnews.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  6. ^ Miss USA Chooses Harriet Tubman
  7. ^ Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman, Lays Out Plans for New $20, $10 and $5 (4/20/2016)
  8. ^ "Miss Universe: Miss Colombia mistakenly crowned as winner". BBC News. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
  9. ^ Norwin, Alyssa. "Miss Universe 2015: The Top 10 Slay In Gorgeous Evening Gowns". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
  10. ^ Hallare, Katrina (August 31, 2018). "LOOK: Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan engaged to actor BF". Inquirer.Net. Retrieved August 31, 2018.

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Ukraine Diana Harkusha
Miss Universe 2nd Runner-Up
2015
Succeeded by
Colombia Andrea Tovar
Preceded by
Nevada Nia Sanchez
Miss USA
2015
Succeeded by
Washington, D.C. Deshauna Barber
Preceded by
Brooklynne Young
Miss Oklahoma USA
2015
Succeeded by
Taylor Gorton
Preceded by
California Claudine Book
Miss World America
2013
Succeeded by
North Carolina Elizabeth Safrit