Miss USA

  • Deshauna Barber is Our Miss USA 2016!

    The Miss USA pageant is always fun to watch, as there are so many talented, beautiful women, all competing for the right to wear one crown. This year's competition was especially fierce, but it ultimately came down to two: Miss District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber, and Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin. They were both asked difficult interview questions, and stunned all with their answers. It couldn't have been a closer call, but Miss District of Columbia, Deshauna Barber, is now reporting for duty as our new Miss USA 2016!


    Yup, that's right: she is reporting for duty because she is an Army Reserve officer, and showed just how much the army means to her in her response to her interview question. The 26-year-old from the nation's capital was asked by judge Joe Zee whether the Pentagon's decision to open up all combat roles to women had, "put political correctness over our military ability to perform." The 1st Lt. responded in style, saying, "As a woman in the United States Army, I think it was an amazing job by our government to allow women to integrate into every branch of the military."  Continue reading

  • Mac Duggal at the Miss USA 2015 Pageant!

    While the pink dress that Olivia Jordan accepted her Miss USA crown in was stunning, so many gorgeous dresses (and girls!) hit the Miss USA pageant stage on Sunday that we're still obsessing over. And, some of the dresses were even from our favorite dress designers!

    Mac Duggal Miss USA 2015

    Mac Duggal was one of the dress designers that let an exciting impact throughout the evening. Five contestants stunned the crowd in their hand selected Mac Duggal gowns while on the quest for the exclusive title of Miss USA 2015. Miss South Dakota, Miss North Dakota Miss Alabama, Miss Illinois, and Miss Wyoming each personified the label by exuding the character of a champion with pride and grace.

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  • Olivia Jordan is Our Miss USA 2015!

    We love our pageants at Rissy Roo's, and one of the biggest pageants out there was held this past Sunday night (June 13, 2015): the Miss USA 2015 pageant! At the event, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez passed on her crown to Olivia Jordan, formerly Miss Oklahoma, to be crowned the new Miss USA 2015! While all of the contestants were beautiful (especially in their Sherri Hill and Mac Duggal dresses!) and gifted, the the Oklahoma native truly did stand out in the from the 50 other women vying for the crown. After all, could you blame the judges for picking her just based off of the beautiful pink gown she wore, alone?!

    Watch the big moment as Olivia is announced Miss USA 2015 and crowned:

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    So beautiful!! Olivia is 26 years old and is no newbie when it comes to winning pageants or showing off for the camera. She is a model and the 2013 winner of the Miss World America contest. She was followed in the top five by first runner-up Miss Texas Ylianna Guerra, second runner-up Miss Rhode Island Anea Garcia, third runner-up Miss Nevada Brittany McGowan, and fourth runner-up Miss Maryland Mamé Adjei. All gorgeous ladies!  Continue reading

  • Nia Sanchez is Our Miss USA 2014!

    This past Sunday night (June 8, 2014), Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady passed on her crown to Nia Sanchez, formerly Miss Nevada, to be crowned the new Miss USA 2014! While all of the contestants were incredible, the Las Vegas 24-year-old wowed the judges and audience through all 3 rounds of the competition: Swimsuit, Evening Gown, and Interview. If you missed the event, you can watch Nia getting crowned here:

    http://youtu.be/7A6THtyHqOo

    As Miss USA 2014, she is now the 63rd Miss USA, and there is so much to know about this amazing girl. So, we loved that Parade Magazine simplified it for us with their "5 Things to Know about Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez." Check it out below!

    5 Things to Know about Miss USA 2014, Nia Sanchez, from Parade Magazine:

    1. She has a black belt in Tae Kwan Do

    Nia is one badass girl! The Nevada native is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do. Nia To E!, "I started training when I was 8, and I started teaching when I was 12, and I was a certified instructor when I was 15. It's a good workout. It's a full body workout. I never get more tired working out than when I'm at the studio." And, she sure looks good doing it!

    In the final round of the competition, Nia even related it back to learning Tae Kwan Do. When asked about the issue of sexual assault on campus, she explained the importance of self defense for women. She said, "More awareness [of the issue] is very important so that women can learn to protect themselves...I learned from a young age that you need to be confident and able to defend yourself, and I think that's something that we should really start to implement for a lot of women." We couldn't agree more!

     2. She's a Disney Princess!

    Aside from wearing the Miss Nevada and now the Miss USA crowns, Nia has worked as a Disney Princess at Hong Kong Disney. Parade said that while there, she spent time dressing up as Cinderella, Princess Aurora, Belle, and Snow White. Check her out as Belle from Beauty and the Beast below!

    3. She loves to travel

    Nia began as an international traveler when she finished high school and moved to Europe to be a nanny. Since then, she has traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and Asia as Miss Nevada. You can follow her on Instagram to see all of the amazing places she's been!

    4. She is half Mexican

    According to her bio on the Miss USA website, Nia is half Mexican and loves to travel to Mexico on mission trips.

    5. She had a tough upbringing

    When she was 6 years old, Nia and her mother lived in a women's shelter. The experience has taught her the importance of giving back, and she how works in a shelter. She said, "I can really relate to the women on a personal level because I've been there and I've been through those experiences."

    We can't wait to see what our new Miss USA does in her year-long reign! And, we definitely cannot wait for her to compete in Miss Universe 2014 later this year!

    Source: Parade.com

  • Miss Universe 2013: Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler!

    And the Miss Universe crown goes to... Miss Venezuela, Gabriela Isler! The Miss Universe 2013 pageant was held Saturday night at Moscow's Crocus City Hall, and the crown was passed on to the beautiful Gabriela. Miss Universe 2012 was our very own Miss USA Olivia Culpo, so we're sad that the USA will no longer be representing Miss Universe for the next year, but so happy that Olivia is being succeeded by such an amazing woman!

    miss universe winner miss venezuela Gabriela Isler Miss Universe 2012, Miss USA Olivia Culpo, crowning her successor, Miss Universe 2013, Miss Venezuela Gabriela Isler!

    This was the 62nd Annual Competition of the Miss Universe Pageant, and Gabriela had quite the competition this year! She beat out contestants from 85 other countries to take the crown home, which is Venezuela's 7th Miss Universe win. Gabriela is 25 years old and works as an anchor for Venezuela's Venevision television. Her broadcast experience definitely showed through during the competition last night, and we're sure will continue to serve her well during her one-year stint at Miss Universe.

    Miss Venezuela is Miss Universe 2013

    Gabriela definitely had all eyes on her throughout the night, from the costume competition to the swimsuit competition. But, we absolutely loved the silver sparkly gown that she wore as she accepted her crown. If you love the look as much as we do, it's one that you can wear to Prom or your next pageantM! Primavera style 9696 is a dress for the new Prom 2014 year that's so close to Gabriela's. It's an intricately designed ultra-feminine long sleeve gown with a sexy plunging neckline and accessorized with diamonte broche. It's sure to be having you look like a queen all night long, just like Gabriela!

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    What's next on Gabriela's list? She was already seen modeling in a jewel-studded swimsuit that's valued at $1 million. The Yamamay Million Dollar Swimsuit made as a special surprise for the Miss Universe winner, and it definitely looked perfect on Gabriela!

    Miss Venezuela in Million Dollar Swimsuit

    Congrats, Gabriela! We can't wait to see what's to come from you this year!

    Source: LA Times, Huffington Post, AP, Inquirer

  • Former Miss USA Rachel Smith Dressed Up in Faviana for GMA's Halloween special

    Halloween may be over, but there's so many costumes that we're still obsessing over! The costume that former Miss USA Rachel Smith wore on Good Morning America's Halloween special is definitely one that we cannot forget. Why? Because she wore a Faviana dress!

    Rachel Smith on Good Morning America in Faviana S7150

     The Miss USA 2007 beauty queen wore Faviana style S7150 to dress as Giuliana Rancic, the E! News co-anchor, for the GMA Halloween Special. Giuliana is known for her on-point fashion sense, and the chiffon gown that Rachel wore definitely had her sparkling just like the journalist! Of course, with Rachel's own past as a beauty queen and as a co-host on the show OnTheRedCarpet, could we have really expected her to wear anything else on Halloween??

    If you want to see what everyone else wore on the 2013 Good Morning America Halloween special, just click here. There were so many fun and creative costumes!

  • Sherri Hill's New York Fashion Week 2013 Runway Show!

    New York Fashion Week 2013 is here, and who's one of our favorite designers showing of their new collection? Sherri Hill, of course! The dress designer showed off her new Spring 2014 collection for the upcoming Prom Season, and we are so in love with all of the new styles! Check out some of the highlights from the show below, and stay tuned for when the dresses arrive at RissyRoos.com!

    Sherri Hill Donald Trump NYFW 2013

    Above is the dress designer herself, Sherri Hill, with Donald Trump before the fashion show started.

    Duck Dynasty Sherri Hill NYFW Red Carpet

    Before the show started, everyone was walking the red carpet, of course. One of the most anticipated guests of the night were the Robertson's from reality TV show Duck Dynasty. The Robertson's sat in the front row so that they could see Sadie walk the runway for her new "Sadie Robertson Live Original" collection with Sherri Hill!

    Olivia Culpo Sherri Hill New York Fashion Week show

    Another celebrity that walked the Sherri Hill runway was Olivia Culpo, Miss USA and Miss Universe 2012. In the above photo, she's getting all dolled up behind the scenes before the show.

    Olivia Culpo and Nick Jonas at the Sherri Hill NYFW show

    And, here's Olivia after the show with her boyfriend, Nick Jonas. They look amazing together! Olivia is wearing a new dress from the upcoming Spring 2014 line, but this lace and corset style is one that Sherri Hill already has a few other dresses in! If you want to rock the style for Homecoming, we love Sherri Hill 21143 and Sherri Hill 21157. Or, click here to shop all short lace Sherri Hill dresses.

    If you missed the live stream on Monday night, you can watch the full runway fashion show by going to www.sherrihill.com. We're hope you're as excited for the new dresses (and Prom Season!) as we are!

  • Dress of the Week: Sherri Hill 21187

    There were so many beautiful Sherri Hill dresses worn during this year's Miss USA pageant, that we couldn't possibly fit them all into one (or two!) posts. Sherri Hill style 21187 was one dress that we loved, but didn't mention in our Miss USA 2013 posts earlier this week. So, we decided to give it a special shout-out and make it our Dress of the Week!

    Miss Nebraska Sherri Hill 21187

    Miss Nebraska wore this sexy red lace dress during the pageant, and she looked absolutely breathtaking! It hugged her curves so well, and the nude coloring made her tan skin glow even more. We also loved the statement necklace she wore with the dress - it complimented the lace in the dress so well and gave her such an elegant look!

    Sherri Hill 21187 red lace dress

    Sherri Hill style 21187 is a glamorous short cocktail dress complete with classy and chic lace design and scalloped hem. It's such a pretty minidress for graduation, homecoming, a semi-formal party, or just a fun night out! It comes in a variety of colors, such as black, blue, ivory, navy, and blush. We love how the variety of colors this dress comes in lets you dress it up with a more formal color like black, or even give it a more summery look by choosing the ivory or light blue color. It definitely makes it an easy dress to wear to so many different social occasions...or maybe even on stage at a pageant like Miss Nebraska!

     

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