How Miss USA is using social media to influence social change

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It seems that everyone was at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards on Monday night in New York City, including America's very own Miss USA, Olivia Jordan.

Being a pageant queen in the digital age, Jordan definitely knows her way around the social media landscape, amassing more than 300 thousand followers on Instagram alone. It seemed only appropriate that the Shorty Awards, which honors excellence in social media, would choose Miss USA to be a presenter that night.

AOL.com had a chance to chat with Olivia Jordan at the Shorty Awards where she revealed the best and worst parts about social media, the platform she is "obsessed" with and how she is using social media to influence social action and promote change.

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How are you liking the Shorty Awards?
I'm loving it! This is my first year and I get to present, so it's going to be a fun time! I'm presenting the Health and Fitness Award and also an award for writers!

Why do you think it is important to have a social media presence, especially being someone who is in the spotlight like you are?
Social media is the best thing and the worst thing because it's addicting. It's the best thing because it's free marketing and in this day and age, you can make yourself a product and you can sell whatever it is you want to sell. As an actress and a model, I have been able to have my portfolio on my Instagram and get modeling jobs through that. As an actress, you can post little, funny clips and hopefully get the attention of a director or something like that! But those kinds of things are amazing. You can use this huge marketing tool for free and that's I think a great thing.

How do you feel about people using social media as a platform to influence social change?
I think that's the most important thing! If you're using free marketing to help your career, use it also to help things you believe in! That's a huge part of what I do as Miss USA. Most of what I do on a day-to-day basis is working with the causes that we support and raising awareness for these causes. For example, going to Washington DC to lobby for ovarian cancer and the Alzheimer's Association and then talk openly via social media about those forums that people may not know about. Really, using social media is always a good way to get that conversation started.

What's your favorite app right now or favorite social media platform that you're loving?
I mean, I'm still obsessed with Instagram. I'm keeping it old school, I'm not like all the other kids on Snapchat, I haven't gotten on that yet.

Do you have a favorite emoji?
Definitely the laugh 'till you cry one.

See more photos from the Shorty Awards in the gallery below!

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Presenter Al Roker speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: (L-R) Frankie Grande, Gigi Gorgeous, Todrick Hall, and Hannah Hart pose backstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Jiffpom the dog poses backstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards )
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: DJ Khaled attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: DJ Khaled attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Jackie Cruz attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Redfoo attends the 2016 Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Aaron Chewning (L) attends The 8th Annual Shorty Awards after party on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Marnie the Dog attends The 8th Annual Shorty Awards after party on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Frankie J. Grande attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Jeana Smith (L) and Jesse Wellens of Prank vs. Prank pose with Jiffpom the dog at the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Designer Christian Siriano attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Internet personality Frank Gioia (L) and Eva DeMuro attend the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Bing the prairie dog attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Bing the prairie dog and owner Cassidy attend the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Model Lisa Ramos attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: YouTuber Deepica Mutyala attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Writer and activist Janet Mock attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Gigi Gorgeous attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: King Bach attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Internet personality Baddiewinkle attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Matt Little attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Remix the dog attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Comedian Mamrie Hart (L) and DJ Flula Borg attend 8th Annual Shorty Awards Red Carpet And Awards Ceremony at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Quinta Brunson attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Alexandra Petri attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Alexandra Petri, shoe detail, attends the 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The New York Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Presenter Greg Galant speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: RGA wins award for Large Agenchy of the Year onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Geoff Ramsey (L) and Bruce Greene of Rooster Teeth speak onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: DJ Flula Borg speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Ashley Hesseltine speaks onstage at The 8th Annual Shorty Awards at The Times Center on April 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for The Shorty Awards)
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