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Nicole Johnson was Miss California USA 2010

Westlake Village

Top 15 2008, 1st runner-up 2007

Top 10 at Miss USA 2010

A native of Westlake Village, Nicole Johnson was crowned Miss California USA on 22 November 2022 and represented California at the Miss USA 2010 pageant in Las Vegas, Nevada. She married champion swimmer Michael Phelps in 2016 and serves as an ambassador for his water safety foundation. They have three children, Boomer, Beckett and Maverick.

2010 bio:

Nicole Johnson from Westlake Village is a 24 year old who graduated with honors from the University of Southern California in 2007. She majored in communications and currently works as a Finance Assistant at Mercedes Benz of Calabasas. Nicole resides in Westlake Village with her family and 2 french bulldogs Bruce Wayne and Batman. In her spare time she likes to spend time with friends and family and enjoys living in this great state where she can snowboard, lay in the sun and shop all in the same day! Nicole’s motto is to live with your heart and enjoy each day.

Miss USA pageant photos

Competing in the Miss USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Nicole’s official Miss USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Nicole’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Nicole made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here’s a look back at Nicole’s previous pageant photos.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Nicole’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Alyssa Campanella as Miss California USA 2011.

After the crown

Winning a state title is a sisterhood for life. Here are Nicole’s “after the crown” photos.

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