The 64th Miss USA pageant was held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on July 12, 2015. Nia Sanchez of Nevada crowned Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan from Oklahoma at the end of the event. All fifty states and the District of Columbia competed for the crown.
The 2015 pageant was affected due to remarks made by Miss Universe Organization owner Donald Trump regarding Mexican immigrants, which led longtime Miss USA broadcaster NBC and incumbent rightsholders Univision Communications and Televisa to terminate their relationships with the Organization and Trump himself.
The pageant’s originally announced hosts, judges and musical performers in protest of the remarks made during Trump’s speech announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for U.S. President on June 16, 2015.