The 50 states and the District of Columbia competed for the prestigious title. The pageant was televised live on NBC in the U.S. . The full preliminary round, as well as highlights from the event, is available over Xbox Live via their YouTube and MSN applications.
For the first time, a question was solicited from Twitter for the final question for one of the five finalists. That question, should transgenders be allowed to compete, was answered by the winner, Culpo.