Olivia Jordan

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Olivia Jordan
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Olivia Jordan Thomas
(1988-09-28) September 28, 1988 (age 28)
Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)
Measurements Bust: 82 cm (32.3 in)
Waist: 66 cm (26.0 in)
Hips: 89 cm (35.0 in)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss Beverly Hills USA 2013
Miss World America 2013
Miss Oklahoma USA 2015
Miss USA 2015
Major
competition(s)
Miss Beverly Hills USA 2013
(Winner)
Miss California USA 2013
(1st Runner-Up)
Miss World America 2013
(Appointed)
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, and beauty pageant titleholder who represented the USA at Miss Universe 2015 and finished as 2nd runner up after being crowned Miss USA on July 12, 2015 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She also represented the United States at Miss World 2013 in Bali, Indonesia where she finished in the top 20. Jordan is the first woman from Oklahoma to be crowned Miss USA.

Early life[edit]

Olivia was born and raised in Tulsa, Oklahoma to Bob and Jill Thomas. She is a 4th generation Tulsan and a graduate of Bishop Kelley High School.[1] She attended college in Boston, Massachusetts. While at Boston University, she lived on the 9th floor of Sleeper Hall and became SAG-eligible through featured extra work in the movies Ted and Here Comes the Boom.[1] She graduated from Boston University in May 2011 with a Bachelor of Science in health sciences. She then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in modeling and acting. She has appeared in multiple feature films and appeared in Hot Tub Time Machine 2 as well as the Lifetime television pilot Unreal.[2]

Pageantry[edit]

Miss California USA 2013[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.

Miss World America 2013[edit]

Jordan was appointed as Miss World America 2013 and competed at Miss World 2013 pageant.

Miss World 2013[edit]

Jordan later represented the United States in the 2013 Miss World, in Bali Indonesia on September 28, 2013 where she finished in the top 20[3] and was also 1st runner-up for Top Model.[4]

Miss USA 2015[edit]

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 US 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.

Miss Universe 2015[edit]

Jordan represented the USA in the Miss Universe 2015 pageant held on December 20, 2015 in her home nation where she was named the second runner up.[8] Jordan wore a custom Berta Bridal dress to the evening gowns part of the competition, and was chosen among the top 10 dressed in the competition.[9]

Having previously competed at Miss World 2013, she was the third person from the United States to compete at two major international beauty pageants after Andrea Neu who previously competed at Miss International 2013 and Miss Earth 2014 and Brucene Smith who previously competed in Miss World 1971 and won Miss International 1974. 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 (coincidentally both of her international pageant participations were won by the Philippines.)

Filmography[edit]

Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
2014 Thinspiration Thin Chic Woman
2014 Murder in the First Jessica Two episodes
2014 10.0 Earthquake Felicia
2015 Hot Tub Time Machine 2 Bridesmaid

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. 

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