STUDIO CITY (KCAL9) —  Miss California USA 2011, Miss Hillsborough, Alyssa Campanella, visited KCAL 9 to spill behind the scenes secrets about the pagent and talk about her big win.

The three-day competition culminated in a two-hour show at Agua Caliente Casino Resort Spa that pared the field of 217 candidates down to the Top 10.

Campanella was crowned by 2010 title-holder Nicole Johnson. She said the competition was a thrilling experience, and she hopes to take her win all the way to Miss Universe.

To learn more about the winner and the competition, click on Miss California USA.

For a complete interview with Miss California USA, click The Pageant Guy.