Uh-oh! Miss Nevada experienced what every pageant contestant DREADS at the 2015 Miss USA competition — she totally tripped while walking in the evening gown segment. Watch the whole thing, and her amazing recovery, here!
Part of competing in Miss USA means knowing how to recover, even in the most unfortunate situations! The 2015 contestant from Nevada, Brittany McGowan, learned just that during the evening gown portion of the show, when she took a bit of a stumble while heading off the stage. Luckily, she handled the situation flawlessly!
Brittany was the first of the Top 10 to hit the stage in her formal dress, which was one she had chosen at the last minute. For her gown, she chose a gorgeous, shimmering ensemble, with a low-cut neckline that showed off some cleavage in the most classy way possible. She started her walk with a giant train, which she ripped off at the front of the stage to fully show off her amazing figure.
The 25-year-old admitted to being a little nervous about the quick change onstage, but the announcer noted that she’d also said it wouldn’t be a “problem for her.” Unfortunately, just as that voiceover was playing, Brittany stumbled a bit in her tight dress while heading off the stage — eek! She recovered flawlessly, though, staying upright and turning toward the judges to flash a smile.
And the way she handled the situation clearly worked in the judges’ eyes, because they voted Brittany through to the Top 5! When her name was announced, you could see the HUGE sigh of relief as she joined her fellow contestants from Maryland, Oklahoma, Rhode Island and Texas front and center. Check out some tweets from fans reacting to Brittany’s trip:
Tell us, HollywoodLifer: What did you think about Brittany’s stumble and recovery? Do you think she deserved to make the Top 5?
— Alyssa Norwin