On July 12, 2015, Olivia Jordan became Oklahomas very first Miss USA! An early front runner and third runner-up in USBs Mock Miss USA judging, Olivia was the fifth most-predicted contestant to take the crown (behind Arizona, Rhode Island, Nevada, and Texas).
After the pageant ended, we tallied the scores to see who came out on top of our Miss USA predictions competition and currently leads our 2015 Predictor of the Year race.
Because of MUOs decision to call 15 delegates into the semis (and a top 11 into the finals), every predictors odds increased, which led to a higher number of ties throughout the leaderboard. In fact, we had a three-way tie for first place and only three points separate first place and 32nd place. To break those ties, we first looked to see if any participants correctly predicted that Oklahoma would win the crown. Next, we looked to see who had submitted their lists the soonest.
The top three scorers in our 2015 Miss USA predictions competition, each earning 37 points, are: sunny_air from California, Harley from Texas, and DUDA from Brazil! Since none of them correctly predicted that Olivia Jordan would take the crown, the entrant who submitted his/her list first rose to the top of the pack.
Our second runner-up is Harley who was the 81st person to submit predictions. And our first runner-up, who was the 76th person to submit is sunny_air.
That means the winner of our 2015 Miss USA predictions competition is DUDA who was the 65th person to submit. Duda correctly named 12 of the top 15 contestants, including nine of the top 11, and all five of the top-five finishers. Dudas winning list included: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Texas.
The chart at the bottom of this page lists each entrants score and rank. Keep in mind that since Miss USA is the first of MUOs three pageants for 2015, the scores earned are one-third of your cumulative score which will ultimately determine the Predictor of the Year! But if you didnt hit the top of the leader board this time around, have no fear. Last year, Onixana finished 49th during Miss USA, but still managed to land at 3rd place overall! After all, only five points currently separates first place from 63rd, so its still anyones game!
Its worth noting that DrTod was the most successful first-time participant in our 2015 Miss USA predictions competition, earning 36 points and finishing in 5th place. Was it beginners luck? Or will DrTod give DUDA some stiff competition in this years Predictor of the Year standings? Well just have to wait and find out.
Of the 485 registered participants, 163 submitted their predictions for Miss USA. The registered participants represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and more than 25 countries, including Greece, Brazil, Sweden, South Africa, Chile, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Hungary, Germany, Canada, Trinidad & Tobago, the United Kingdom, Japan, Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Lithuania, New Zealand, Portugal, Belgium, India, Indonesia, Australia, Colombia, the Philippines, the Netherlands, and the United States.
Here is a run-down of how many participants had each of the top 15 contestants on their predictions lists:
Alabama (101), Arizona (130), Delaware (26), Hawaii (60), Illinois (81), Kentucky (87), Louisiana (65), Maryland (132), Michigan (103), Nevada (129), New York (66), Oklahoma (130), Rhode Island (123), Texas (130), Virginia (87).
While more than 100 predictors had Alabama, Arizona, Maryland, Michigan, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, and Texas on their lists, only 26 participants correctly predicted that Renee Bull would finally break the Delaware Curse. The most popular delegates to NOT make the top 20 were: North Carolina (117), Georgia (106), California (95), Florida (94), Pennsylvania (75), South Carolina (73), Ohio (68), Colorado (67), Utah (62), and Massachusetts (60).
Thirteen people correctly predicted Oklahoma would take the crown. All told, 32 different delegates had at least one participant predicting they would win the title, which just goes to show that beauty is subjective! Among the most popular were Arizona (24), Rhode Island (17), Nevada (14), Texas (14), Georgia (9), Maryland (7), South Carolina (6), Florida (5), Illinois (5), and North Carolina (5). Furthermore, every single delegate was predicted by at least one participant to make the top 15 a testament to the quality of the 2015 class.
Thanks again to all of you for participating! As always, I had an absolute blast orchestrating the competition, and I hope you all enjoyed it as well. Dont forget, you have two more chances to earn points toward the 2015 Predictor of the Year title. Have fun, good luck, sign the guestbook, and follow Pageant Predictions on Facebook and Twitter (@PageantPredict)!
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