With predictions coming from every angle on who will win the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, the Miss USA pageant saw a unique opportunity. On the eve of the Final, the organizers polled the 51 contestants in the 2012 edition of the contest to see who they favored to win the Cup.
Miss California, Natalie Pack, and Miss New Jersey, Michelle Leonardo, weren't shy about favoring their home-state teams, even posing for photos wearing their respective team's jersey.
However, things got tight when it came time to poll the rest of the field, which this week descended upon Las Vegas for the competition, which will be decided this Sunday. In the end, Los Angeles narrowly edged its opponent, earning 23 votes to the 21 for the Devils. The seven undecideds selected the third option, "who cares about a Cup when you can win a crown."
No word on which contestants selected which team, but if the Cup Final is as close as this Miss USA poll, hockey fans should be in for a treat across the next two weeks.