Miss America 2011 is Miss Nebraska
On January 15, 2011, delegates from 50 states, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia competed for the 2011 Miss America Crown. The 2011 Miss America Pageant was held at the Theater for the Performing Arts in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The first cut was for eleven semi finalists picked by the judges. The judges for the 2011 Miss America Pageant were Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner Bell, country singer Mark Wills, The View’s host Joy Behar, television producer Mark Cherry, actress Marilu Henner, Shoe designer Taryn Rose and Tony Dovolani from Dancing With The Stars.
The first eleven were Miss Oklahoma, Miss Nebraska, Miss Texas, Miss Rhode Island, Miss Utah, Miss Washington, Miss Arizona, Miss Hawaii, Miss Virginia, Miss Arkansas and Miss California. After the first cut, the remaining delegates were told they would be selecting two people among them to be the twelfth semi finalist. They nominated Miss Kentucky and Miss Oregon. Also this year, there was America’s choice. which added two delegates to the semi finals. America’s choice was Miss New York and Miss Delaware. After the first cut, the nominations by the delegates and America’s choice’s there were fifteen delegates that moved on to round two.
Round Two was the swimsuit contest. After the swimsuit contest the semi finalists that moved on to Round Three were Miss Texas, Miss Arkansas, Miss Delaware, Miss Arizona, Miss Hawaii, Miss Washington, Miss Kentucky, Miss California, Miss Oklahoma, Miss Virginia, Miss New York and Miss Nebraska.
Round Three which was the Evening Gown round. The delegates who moved on from Round Three were selected to do their talent as they were notified, they moved on in the contest. In the Talent round the first to perform was Miss Nebraska, then Miss Washington, next was Miss Arizona and then Miss California. Following those ladies were Miss Oklahoma, Miss Hawaii, Miss Delaware, Miss Virginia, Miss Arkansas and Miss Kentucky.
Of the ten remaining delegates only five were able to compete in the Question and Answer round. The five not chosen were eliminated. The ones that competed in the Question and Answer round were Miss Hawaii, Miss Washington, Miss Nebraska, Miss Oklahoma and Miss Arkansas.
The five remaining delegates took their places as runners up and one winner, the fourth runner up was Miss Oklahoma. The third runner up was Miss Washington. The second runner up was Miss Hawaii. The first runner up was Miss Arkansas. Miss America 2011 is Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan!!
Special Awards given before the pageant included a Lifestyle & Fitness Award, as well as a Talent Award. The Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award winners were Miss Alabama Ashley Davis, Miss Hawaii Jaelee Fuselier and Miss Oklahoma Emoly West. The Preliminary Talent Award winners were Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan, Miss North Carolina Adrienne Core and Miss Rhode Island Deborah Saint-Vil.
Other awards were Fourpoint Scholarship Award which was awarded to District Of Columbia, Stephanie Williams. The Quality Of Life Award was awarded to Michigan, Katie Lynn LaRoche.
The Miss America Organization is celebrating it’s 90th anniversary in 2011. The Miss America Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to young women. Millions of dollars are given away each year to young women.
The Miss America Pageant is for women between the ages of 17 and 24, as well as a United States citizen. Young women must meet criteria set by the Miss America Organization such as being in good health and able to fulfill the time commitments and job responsibilities of being Miss America.
Miss America 2011 is Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan!!