Immediately following her crowning, the new Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan of Oklahoma, headed upstairs where members of the media, including the Krewe de Crown, were waiting to capture the titleholder’s first press appearance.
After a few light-hearted icebreaker questions and photo opportunities, the elephant in the room was finally addressed. An unidentified reporter asked Olivia how she felt about part-Miss Universe Organization owner, Donald Trump’s, comments on the presidential campaign trail toward immigration and the Latin community, and whether she felt he was still a good fit for the Miss Universe Organization.
Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan, responded:
“I think that we have freedom of speech in this country and that’s a beautiful right. It helps us draw attention to issues that are important, and immigration is certainly an important issue in this country, and I think we can all agree on that. This organization is not one person, it’s definitely not just me, and its not just one leader. It is a family, there are many people working together. This organization certainly celebrates diversity and I think that was very clear on stage tonight. And I look forward to being a part of this brand and a part of working forward to spread a message of love, diversity and acceptance.”