Alyssa Campanella attending her homecoming party at Drai's in Hollywood in September 2011.
Alyssa Marie Campanella
March 21, 1990
|Home town||Manalapan, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Title||Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007|
Miss California USA 2011
Miss USA 2011
(m. 2016; div. 2019)
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss Teen USA 2007|
Miss USA 2011
Miss Universe 2011
Alyssa Marie Campanella (born March 21, 1990) is an American model and beauty pageant titleholder who was crowned Miss USA 2011. As Miss USA, she represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2011 competition and finished in the top sixteen. Campanella had previously been crowned Miss California USA 2011 and Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007, placing as the first runner-up at the Miss Teen USA 2007 competition.
She is currently a style and travel blogger.
Early and personal life
Campanella was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey on March 21, 1990. She grew up in Manalapan and attended Freehold Township High School in Freehold Township. At age 17, she attended the NY Conservatory for Dramatic Arts where she studied acting for film and television. She also attended the Institute of Culinary Education.
She began dating Canadian actor Torrance Coombs in 2010. On June 12, 2015, it was announced that she and Coombs had gotten engaged a month earlier. On April 2, 2016, they were married in Santa Ynez, California. In April 2019, the couple announced their separation and they became divorced that same year.
Miss Teen USA
In October 2006, Campanella was crowned Miss New Jersey Teen USA 2007 and represented her state at Miss Teen USA 2007, broadcast live from Pasadena, California on August 24, 2007, placing first runner up to eventual winner, Hilary Cruz of Colorado. She is currently the highest placing New Jersey teen state titleholder in the Miss Teen USA competition. She is the most successful contestant from New Jersey - having placed 1st runner up at Miss Teen USA and later winning Miss USA (even though she represented California).
On November 21, 2010, she competed in the Miss California USA pageant and won the title and was crowned by outgoing titleholder Nicole Johnson. She was the first Miss Teen USA state delegate to represent California at Miss USA since Shauna Gambill in 1998. She was heavily favored by oddsmakers to win the title of Miss USA.
On June 19, 2011, she won the Miss USA title in Las Vegas, Nevada. She is the second redhead (although she is naturally blonde) and the first Miss Teen USA first runner up to win the Miss USA title. After winning Miss USA, Campanella crowned Miss Teen USA 2006 titleholder Katie Blair as her Miss California USA successor; pageant protocol states that the two titles cannot be held conterminously as her new Miss USA duties would have interfered with her duties as Miss California USA. Her sister titleholders were Danielle Doty of Texas and Leila Lopes of Angola.
In October 2011, Campanella traveled to Chicago on behalf of the USO for their Star Spangled Banner Salute Gala. She also traveled to Boston to promote breast cancer awareness month with Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
In November 2011, Campanella traveled to the Bahamas to attend the Battle 4 Atlantis Basketball competition with several state titleholders about to compete at Miss USA 2012. In December 2011, Campanella traveled to Pensacola, Florida before traveling to Cannes and Monaco for the Five Star Diamond Awards. She traveled back to Los Angeles to attend the First Annual American Giving Awards on NBC. She then traveled to North Carolina to make an appearance at Tribute to the Troops.
In January 2012, Campanella traveled to Palm Springs, California to attend the Miss California USA 2012 pageant. She also attended the Miss Nevada USA 2012 pageant in Las Vegas later that month, where she was a special guest at the grand opening of 1Oak at The Mirage.
In March 2012, Campanella traveled to Germany with her sister titleholders for a week-long USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour on March 9–14, 2012. In May 2012, Campanella traveled to Orlando, Florida to cohost the Runway for Hope fashion show with Mario Lopez  before traveling to Las Vegas to pass on her crown. On June 3, 2012, Campanella crowned Olivia Culpo as her successor in Las Vegas, who ultimately went on to win the title of Miss Universe.
During her reign she traveled numerous trips across the United States and made many appearances throughout New York City. She also traveled to Cannes, Monaco, Brazil, Germany, Canada, and The Bahamas.
Campanella began modeling at age 16 in New York City and has appeared in Marie Claire, Allure, InStyle, Elle, and Women's Health magazines. She has modeled in campaigns for Sherri Hill, Aloxxi International, and Conair. Campanella has modeled in Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York City in 2010, 2011, and 2012. Campanella appeared in Old Navy's "Bold is the New Black" commercial in 2012. Campanella stars as a "Hotbot" in a Super Bowl 2013 commercial to introduce Kia Motors' new 2014 Forte Compact Sedan.
She now runs a style and travel blog called "The A List."
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- Old Navy Commercial[dead link]
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|Awards and achievements|
| Miss USA
| Miss California USA
| Miss New Jersey Teen USA