January 15, 2011: 17 Year Old Wins Miss America!

The new Miss America 2011 winner being crowned by Miss America 2010 and Miss America's 50th Anniversary winner.
Miss Nebraska 2010 Teresa Scanlan is crowned Miss America 2011.

Miss Nebraska 2010 Teresa Scanlan from Gerig, Nebraska was crowned Miss America 2011 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on the final night of the 90th Anniversary of the Miss America Pageant.

Teresa  is the youngest woman to be crowned Miss America since Bette Cooper in 1937. In 1938 the pageant implemented age limits. In the pageant’s first competition in 1921,  Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

The first runner-up was Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady. Second runner-up was awarded to Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier. There were 53 contestants, including one from each state, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

I must admit my favourite part of the pageant was when they celebrated the 90th Anniversary, and introduced all the past Miss America winners starting from 1947. Producers invited past winners to participate in the show’s 90th contest. An impressive 43 former Miss Americas showed up, including Lee Meriwether (1955) and Phyllis George (1971). George, celebrating the 40th anniversary of her win, presented roses to Scanlan after she was named as the winner.

Top 5.
Miss America 2011 Finalists.
The new Miss America 2011.
Miss America 2011

 Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan

Runners Up

  • Miss Arkansas – Alyse Eady
  • Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
  • Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
  • Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West

Top 5 (In Random Order)

  • Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
  • Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
  • Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan
  • Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West
  • Miss Arkansas – Alyse Eady

Top 10 (In Random Order)

  • Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan
  • Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
  • Miss Arizona – Kathryn Bulkley
  • Miss California – Arianna Afsar
  • Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West
  • Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
  • Miss Delaware – Kayla Martell
  • Miss Virginia – Caitlin Uze
  • Miss Arkansas – Alyse Eady
  • Miss Kentucky – Djuan Trent

Top 12 (In Random Order)

  • Miss Texas – Ashley Melnick
  • Miss Arkansas – Alyse Eady
  • Miss Delaware – Kayla Martell
  • Miss Arizona – Kathryn Bulkley
  • Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
  • Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
  • Miss Kentucky – Djuan Trent
  • Miss California – Arianna Afsar
  • Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West
  • Miss Virginia – Caitlin Uze
  • Miss New York – Claire Buffie
  • Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan

Semi Finalists (In Random Order)

  • Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West
  • Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan
  • Miss Texas – Ashley Melnick
  • Miss Rhode Island – Deborah Saint-Vil
  • Miss Utah – Christina Lowe
  • Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
  • Miss Arizona – Kathryn Bulkley
  • Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
  • Miss Virginia – Caitlin Uze
  • Miss Arkansas – Alyse Eady
  • Miss California – Arianna Afsar
  • Miss New York – Claire Buffie (America’s Choice)
  • Miss Delaware – Kayla Martell (America’s Choice)
  • Miss Kentucky – Djuan Trent (Contestant’s Choice)
  • Miss Oregon – Stephenie Steers (Contestant’s Choice)
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