Nana Meriwether, 27, Miss Maryland USA 2012 and first runner-up to Olivia Culpo in Miss USA 2012, has taken over the Miss USA title three weeks after Olivia won Miss Universe 2012 in Las Vegas. Nana was crowned today in New York City during an informal ceremony by Olivia with MUO owner Donald Trump assisting with the coronation. Miss Teen USA 2012 Logan West also graced the ceremony.
Nana is the second woman from Maryland to be crowned Miss USA. In 1957, Leona Gage won the title but was disqualified during the Miss Universe competition when it was discovered that she was married.