Olivia Jordan Thomas
September 28, 1988
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
|Residence||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Alma mater||Boston University|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Title||Miss Beverly Hills USA 2013|
Miss World America 2013
Miss Oklahoma USA 2015
Miss USA 2015
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss California USA 2013|
Miss World 2013
Miss Oklahoma USA 2015
Miss USA 2015
Miss Universe 2015
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
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. 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. 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.
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 and was also 1st runner-up for Top Model.
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. 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. On April 20, 2016, the U.S. Treasury officially announced that it had chosen Tubman to be featured on the new $20 bill. 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. 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.
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.
In August 2018, Jordan became engaged to actor Jay Hector.
|2012||Four Questions||Josephine Cohen||Short film|
|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|
|2015||Hot Tub Time Machine 2||Bridesmaid|
|2018||Destined to Ride||Coach Matthews|
|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|
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- "Local News - Columbus Ledger Enquirer". ledger-enquirer.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
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- "News". missworld.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
- "Olivia Jordan is Miss USA 2015". pageantsnews.com. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
- Miss USA Chooses Harriet Tubman
- Treasury Secretary Lew Announces Front of New $20 to Feature Harriet Tubman, Lays Out Plans for New $20, $10 and $5 (4/20/2016)
- "Miss Universe: Miss Colombia mistakenly crowned as winner". BBC News. 21 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015.
- Norwin, Alyssa. "Miss Universe 2015: The Top 10 Slay In Gorgeous Evening Gowns". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 10 May 2016.
- Hallare, Katrina (August 31, 2018). "LOOK: Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan engaged to actor BF". Inquirer.Net. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
|Awards and achievements|
| Miss Universe 2nd Runner-Up
| Miss USA
| Miss Oklahoma USA
| Miss World America