Miss USA on Trump Controversy: Everyone Has a Right to Free Speech
The hosts of “Fox and Friends” this morning got to meet newly crowned Miss USA Olivia Jordan.
Jordan, a 26-year-old Oklahoma native, is a Boston University graduate who has been working as a full-time model and actress for the past four years, even appearing in films like “Ted” and “Jobs.”
During her time as Miss USA, Jordan said she will keep working with Children of the Night, a nonprofit that seeks to end child prostitution in America. She will also continue to work with the Alzheimer’s Association, an organization that’s meaningful to her entire family.
Miss USA also discussed the controversy surrounding Donald Trump’s immigration remarks, which prompted NBC to drop the pageant. Reelz aired the event instead.
Jordan said that everyone has a right to free speech and should share their opinions on hot-button issues. She said that she and the other contestants worked very hard to be part of the pageant and got caught in the middle of the controversy.
“We were just trying to stay in the moment and trying to enjoy what we came there to do, which was compete for this title and this honor, and for the opportunity to go live a year and make a difference in people’s lives,” she said.
Jordan added that airing the event on Reelz worked out for the best.
“It was really like working with a family, and that’s what Miss Universe is about, too,” she said.
See photos from Jordan's big win below.