Olivia Jordan, 26, was one of the few blond-haired, blue-eyed, all-American looking contestants who advanced through the pageant.

Her reference to diversity being showcased on Sunday evening was a nod to the four Hispanic contestants and multiple black contestants who advanced to the top 15 and down to the top five throughout the night.

As for the legacy she hopes to create as Miss USA, Jordan set the bar high. She said she wants to change the world -- laughing and acknowledging that it's a lofty goal.

She also said she wanted to celebrate her win with popcorn. Although she wore a fuchsia ball gown reminiscent of the Antebellum period, she said that pink was not her favorite her color before the pageant.