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Miss America 2008, the 87th Miss America
Miss America
The Miss America pageant is a long-standing competition which awards scholarships to young women from the 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands...

 pageant, was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on January 26, 2008.

The pageant was broadcast live on TLC
TLC (TV channel)
TLC is an American cable TV specialty channel which initially focused on educational content. Since 1991 TLC has been owned by Discovery Communications, the same company that operates the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and The Science Channel, as well as other learning-themed networks...

 from the Theatre for the Performing Arts
Theatre for the Performing Arts
The Theatre for the Performing Arts is a 7,000 seat theater located in the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.- History :...

 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino
Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, previously known as The Aladdin, is a casino resort on the Las Vegas Strip, in the unincorporated locale of Paradise, Nevada, United States. Westgate Resorts operates the condo portion of the property, known as PH Towers by Westgate.Planet Hollywood is owned by Caesars...

, only the third time that the pageant has been held outside Atlantic City
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic City is a city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, and a nationally renowned resort city for gambling, shopping and fine dining. The city also served as the inspiration for the American version of the board game Monopoly. Atlantic City is located on Absecon Island on the coast...

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Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Lora Haglund is a beauty queen from Farmington Hills, Michigan who was Miss America 2008.-Biography:Haglund graduated from Walled Lake Western High School in 2006 and spent one year pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in...

 (Michigan) was crowned Miss America 2008 by Miss America 2007, Lauren Nelson
Lauren Nelson
Lauren Paige Nelson is a beauty queen from Lawton, Oklahoma who holds the Miss America 2007 title. Nelson is the second consecutive Miss America and sixth in the history of Miss America to hail from this state....

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Selection of contestants


One delegate from each state was chosen in state pageants held in mid 2007. Prior to competing in state pageants, the majority of delegates first were required to win a local title. Each delegates title is pre-dated to 2007, for example Jamie Langley is "Miss Alabama 2007" rather than "Miss Alabama 2008." Many contestants competed in state pageants in both the Miss America and Miss USA
Miss USA
The Miss USA beauty contest has been held annually since 1952 to select the United States entrant in the Miss Universe pageant. The Miss Universe Organization operates both pageants, as well as Miss Teen USA...

 systems numerous times before they won titles. Some previously competed in states other than those where they won a state title.

All contestants had to be between 17 and 24 years old, unmarried, and a citizen of the United States. They had to meet residency and education requirements.

Competition


All delegates compete in an interview competition with the judges, based on their platform issue, and also in the swimsuit, evening gown and talent competitions.

Prior to the nationally televised competition, the delegates participate in three nights of preliminary competition, where preliminary award winners are chosen in each category.

For the first time, sixteen semi-finalists were chosen (fifteen based on the judges vote and one extra "People's Choice" contestant based on internet voting). The top sixteen competed in the swimsuit competition, after which judges eliminated six contestants. This was the first time the eliminated contestants were called, rather than contestants called to progress to the next round. The top ten contestants competed in the evening gown competition, and then prepared for the talent competition. Eight contestants participated in Talent, and two were eliminated in the midst of the competition. The top eight then participated in a quickfire interview competition. In a return to past proceedings, the runners-up and winner were called out of the top eight.

Placements

Final Results Contestant
Miss America 2008 Miss Michigan
Miss Michigan
The Miss Michigan competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Michigan in the Miss America pageant. Michigan has won the Miss America crown on five occasions.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Lora Haglund is a beauty queen from Farmington Hills, Michigan who was Miss America 2008.-Biography:Haglund graduated from Walled Lake Western High School in 2006 and spent one year pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in...

1st runner-up Miss Indiana
Miss Indiana
The Miss Indiana competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Indiana in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Nicole Rash
2nd runner-up Miss Washington
Miss Washington
The Miss Washington competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Washington in the Miss America pageant.-History:...

- Elyse Umemoto
3rd runner-up Miss Virginia
Miss Virginia
The Miss Virginia competition is a scholarship pageant for women, with the titleholder representing Virginia in the Miss America pageant. The competition was founded in 1953 as a scholarship contest for young women, although women had represented Virginia in the Miss America pageant since the 1930s...

- Hannah Kiefer
4th runner-up Miss North Carolina
Miss North Carolina
The Miss North Carolina competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Carolina in the Miss America pageant. The competition has been held in Raleigh every year since 1978. Prior to that, it was held in various locales including Charlotte, Greensboro, Burlington,...

- Jessica Jacobs
Top 8 Miss California
Miss California
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss California USAThe Miss California competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of California in the Miss America pageant. Delegates from the states of California, Ohio and Oklahoma have each won the title of Miss...

- Melissa Chaty Miss Texas
Miss Texas
The Miss Texas competition was founded in 1936 as a scholarship contest for young women. The winner represents Texas in the Miss America pageant; three winners have gone on to be crowned Miss America ....

- Molly Hazlett Miss Wisconsin
Miss Wisconsin
The Miss Wisconsin competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss America pageant. Wisconsin has once won the Miss America crown.- Winners :* Succeeded to the crown after Miss Wisconsin won Miss America...

- Christina Thompson
Top 10 Miss Georgia
Miss Georgia
The Miss Georgia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss America pageant. Georgia has once won the Miss America crown.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Leah Massee Miss Iowa
Miss Iowa
The Miss Iowa competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Iowa in the Miss America pageant.In 1970, Miss Iowa Cheryl Adrianne Browne became the first African American ever to compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City...

- Diana Reed
Top 16 Miss Arkansas
Miss Arkansas
The Miss Arkansas competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Arkansas in the Miss America pageant. Arkansas has twice won the Miss America title.-Results summary:...

- Katie Bailey Miss Florida
Miss Florida
The Miss Florida competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Florida in the Miss America pageant. Florida has twice won the Miss America crown.-Winners:* Assumed the crown after Miss Florida won Miss America...

- Kylie Williams Miss Mississippi
Miss Mississippi
:For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Mississippi USAMiss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and a preliminary of Miss America. The contest began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg since 1958, and provides more money than any other scholarship pageant in the Miss America...

- Kimberly Morgan
Kimberly Morgan
Kimberly Nicole Morgan is an American singer, educator, and pageant titleholder. Morgan was crowned Miss Mississippi on July 14, 2007, becoming just the second African American woman to win that title. Morgan was a Top 16 semi-finalist at the 2008 Miss America pageant...

 Miss South Carolina
Miss South Carolina
The Miss South Carolina competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss America pageant. The pageant was first held in Myrtle Beach and moved to Greenville starting in 1958 and remained in that city until the 90s. Spartanburg has hosted the...

- Crystal Garrett Miss Tennessee
Miss Tennessee
The Miss Tennessee competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Tennessee in the Miss America pageant.-History:...

- Grace Gore Miss Utah
Miss Utah
The Miss Utah competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Utah in the Miss America pageant. Utah has twice won the Miss America crown.- Winners :- External links :**...

- Jill Stevens
Jill Stevens
Jill Stevens is Miss Utah 2007.She was chosen as Miss Southern Utah University and Miss Davis County. She is a combat medic in the Utah Army National Guard and served as a medic in Afghanistan in 2004 – 2005....

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Notes:

* -- America's Choice

Preliminary Awards

Awards Contestant
Preliminary Swimsuit Miss Michigan
Miss Michigan
The Miss Michigan competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Michigan in the Miss America pageant. Michigan has won the Miss America crown on five occasions.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Lora Haglund is a beauty queen from Farmington Hills, Michigan who was Miss America 2008.-Biography:Haglund graduated from Walled Lake Western High School in 2006 and spent one year pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in...

 Miss Rhode Island
Miss Rhode Island
The Miss Rhode Island competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Ashley Bickford Miss Texas
Miss Texas
The Miss Texas competition was founded in 1936 as a scholarship contest for young women. The winner represents Texas in the Miss America pageant; three winners have gone on to be crowned Miss America ....

- Molly Hazlett
Preliminary Talent Miss Connecticut
Miss Connecticut
The Miss Connecticut competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss America pageant. Connecticut has won the Miss America crown once .- Winners :- External links :***...

- Dana Daunis Miss Iowa
Miss Iowa
The Miss Iowa competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Iowa in the Miss America pageant.In 1970, Miss Iowa Cheryl Adrianne Browne became the first African American ever to compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City...

- Diana Reed Miss Massachusetts
Miss Massachusetts
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Massachusetts USAThe Miss Massachusetts competition is a scholarship pageant put on annually by the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation, Inc...

- Valerie Amaral

Quality of Life Award

Results Contestant
Winner Miss Nevada
Miss Nevada
The Miss Nevada competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Caleche Manos
1st runner-up Miss Florida
Miss Florida
The Miss Florida competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Florida in the Miss America pageant. Florida has twice won the Miss America crown.-Winners:* Assumed the crown after Miss Florida won Miss America...

- Kylie Williams
2nd runner-up Miss Oklahoma
Miss Oklahoma
The Miss Oklahoma competition selects a winner to compete on behalf of Oklahoma in the Miss America pageant. Miss Oklahoma has won the crown on five occasions. Also, in the years when city representatives were common, Norma Smallwood won, competing as Miss Tulsa, giving the state of Oklahoma a...

- Makenna Smith
Finalists Miss Alabama
Miss Alabama
The Miss Alabama competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the U.S. state of Alabama in the Miss America pageant.Miss Alabamas have performed strongly at the Miss America pageant, particularly in the early 21st century, when the state produced their third Miss America, a first...

- Jamie Langley Miss Massachusetts
Miss Massachusetts
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Massachusetts USAThe Miss Massachusetts competition is a scholarship pageant put on annually by the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation, Inc...

- Valerie Amaral Miss Minnesota
Miss Minnesota
The Miss Minnesota competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Minnesota in the Miss America pageant. Minnesota has won the Miss America crown on three occasions. The last, was Gretchen Carlson, in 1989.- Winners :...

- Jennifer Hudspeth Miss Rhode Island
Miss Rhode Island
The Miss Rhode Island competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Ashley Bickford Miss Tennessee
Miss Tennessee
The Miss Tennessee competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Tennessee in the Miss America pageant.-History:...

- Grace Gore

Other Awards

Results Contestant
Non-Finalist Talent Miss Connecticut
Miss Connecticut
The Miss Connecticut competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss America pageant. Connecticut has won the Miss America crown once .- Winners :- External links :***...

- Dana Daunis Miss District of Columbia
Miss District of Columbia
The Miss District of Columbia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the District of Columbia in the Miss America pageant. The District has twice won the title of Miss America....

- Shayna Rudd Miss Idaho
Miss Idaho
The Miss Idaho competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :-External links:*...

- Sadie Quigley Miss Massachusetts
Miss Massachusetts
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Massachusetts USAThe Miss Massachusetts competition is a scholarship pageant put on annually by the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation, Inc...

- Valerie Amaral Miss New Jersey
Miss New Jersey
.The Miss New Jersey competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant.Two Miss New Jersey winners have gone on to become Miss America titleholders: Bette Cooper and Suzette Charles...

- Amy Polumbo
Amy Polumbo
Amy Polumbo was crowned as Miss New Jersey 2007. She won the title on her first attempt. She is from Howell Township, New Jersey, where she graduated from Howell High School in 2003. She graduated from Wagner College in 2008, where she studied musical theatre and psychology...

 Miss Oregon
Miss Oregon
The Miss Oregon competition is a regional scholarship competition and beauty pageant that selects the representative for the U.S. state of Oregon in the Miss America pageant...

- Kari Virding Miss Pennsylvania
Miss Pennsylvania
The Miss Pennsylvania competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Pennsylvania in the Miss America Pageant. Pennsylvania, including early years' city representatives, has won the Miss American crown on 5 occasions....

- Rachel Brooks
Miss Congeniality Miss North Dakota
Miss North Dakota
The Miss North Dakota competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Dakota in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

- Ashley Young
Pyramid Scholarship for Public Relations & Marketing Miss New Hampshire
Miss New Hampshire
The Miss New Hampshire competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Hampshire in the Miss America pageant.The Miss New Hampshire program was conducted by the Union Leader newspaper for more than 50 years...

- Rachel Barker

Delegates


The Miss America 2008 delegates are:
State Name Hometown Age1 Talent Placement Special awards Previous State pageant experience
Alabama
Miss Alabama
The Miss Alabama competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the U.S. state of Alabama in the Miss America pageant.Miss Alabamas have performed strongly at the Miss America pageant, particularly in the early 21st century, when the state produced their third Miss America, a first...

Jamie Langley
Jamie Langley (pageant titleholder)
Jamie Leigh Langley is Miss Alabama 2007, a news anchor for WAKA CBS 8, and toured the state as a motivational speaker, spokeswoman, advocate and performer. She participated in Miss America in January 2008.-Biography:...

Wadley, AL
Wadley, Alabama
Wadley is a town in Randolph County, Alabama, United States. It is home to the Wadley campus of Southern Union State Community College. As of the 2000 census, the population of the town is 640.-Geography:Wadley is located at ....

23 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist
Alaska
Miss Alaska
The Miss Alaska competition is a scholarship pageant that selects the representative for the state of Alaska in the Miss America pageant.Alaska's highest placement occurred in 1998, when Joslyn Tinker was selected for the Top Ten. One Miss Alaska won a preliminary swimsuit and another won a...

Cari Leyva Anchorage, AK
Anchorage, Alaska
Anchorage is a unified home rule municipality in the southcentral part of the U.S. state of Alaska. It is the northernmost major city in the United States...

23 Vocal Former Miss Alaska USA
Miss Alaska USA
The Miss Alaska USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alaska in the Miss USA pageant.Alaska's highest placement was in 1964, with Patricia Marlin as the second runner up. Alaska's most recent placement was in 1990 when Karin Meyer placed in the top 6...

 2004
Arizona
Miss Arizona
The Miss Arizona competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Arizona in the Miss America pageant. Arizona has twice won the Miss America title.-Results summary:...

Nicole Turner Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix is the capital, and largest city, of the U.S. state of Arizona, as well as the sixth most populated city in the United States. Phoenix is home to 1,445,632 people according to the official 2010 U.S. Census Bureau data...

24 Jazz Dance
Arkansas
Miss Arkansas
The Miss Arkansas competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Arkansas in the Miss America pageant. Arkansas has twice won the Miss America title.-Results summary:...

Katie Bailey Conway, AR
Conway, Arkansas
Conway is the county seat of Faulkner County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 58,908 at the 2010 census, making Conway the seventh most populous city in Arkansas. It is a principal city of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area which had...

25 Vocal Top 16
California
Miss California
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss California USAThe Miss California competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of California in the Miss America pageant. Delegates from the states of California, Ohio and Oklahoma have each won the title of Miss...

Melissa Chaty
Melissa Chaty
Melissa Chaty is a beauty queen from Ukiah, California. She held the titles of Miss Teenage California 2003 and Miss California 2007 and finished in the top 8 at Miss America in 2008.-Biography:...

Redwood Valley, CA
Redwood Valley, California
Redwood Valley is a census-designated place in Mendocino County, California. It is located southwest of Potter Valley, at an elevation of 722 feet . It comprises the northern portion of the Ukiah Valley. It is about 8 mi north of Ukiah and 12 mi south of Willits. Potter Valley is to...

23 Classical Vocal Top 8
Colorado
Miss Colorado
The Miss Colorado competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Colorado in the Miss America pageant. Colorado has won the Miss America crown on three occasions.- Winners :- External links :*...

Maggie Ireland Littleton, CO
Littleton, Colorado
Littleton is a Home Rule Municipality contained in Arapahoe, Douglas, and Jefferson counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. Littleton is a suburb of the Denver-Aurora Metropolitan Statistical Area. Littleton is the county seat of Arapahoe County and the 20th most populous city in the state of...

22 Irish Step Dance
Connecticut
Miss Connecticut
The Miss Connecticut competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss America pageant. Connecticut has won the Miss America crown once .- Winners :- External links :***...

Dana Daunis Watertown, CT
Watertown, Connecticut
Watertown is a town in Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 21,661 at the 2000 census. The zip code for Watertown is 06795. It is a suburb of Waterbury. It borders the towns of Woodbury, Middlebury, Litchfield, Plymouth, Bethlehem, and Thomaston.-Founding History:More...

22 Vocal Preliminary Talent, Non-Finalist Talent
Delaware
Miss Delaware
The Miss Delaware competition is the pageant that selects the representative of Delaware in the Miss America pageant. The event takes place annually in the month of June and is currently held in the state capital of Dover, Delaware at the Dover Downs Hotel and Casino...

Brittany Dempsey Dover, DE
Dover, Delaware
The city of Dover is the capital and second largest city in the U.S. state of Delaware. It is also the county seat of Kent County, and the principal city of the Dover, Delaware Metropolitan Statistical Area, which encompasses all of Kent County. It is located on the St. Jones River in the Delaware...

19 Jazz Dance
District of Columbia
Miss District of Columbia
The Miss District of Columbia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the District of Columbia in the Miss America pageant. The District has twice won the title of Miss America....

Shayna Rudd Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Philadelphia is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the county seat of Philadelphia County, with which it is coterminous. The city is located in the Northeastern United States along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. It is the fifth-most-populous city in the United States,...

22 Jazz Dance Non-Finalist Talent
Florida
Miss Florida
The Miss Florida competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Florida in the Miss America pageant. Florida has twice won the Miss America crown.-Winners:* Assumed the crown after Miss Florida won Miss America...

Kylie Williams
Kylie Williams
Kylie Williams is a beauty queen from Jasper, Florida who has competed in the Miss America pageant.After winning the Miss Tallahassee title Williams went on to compete in and win the Miss Florida 2007 pageant. Prior to this, she had competed in Miss Florida every year since 2003...

Jasper, FL
Jasper, Florida
Jasper is a city in Hamilton County, Florida, United States. The population was 1,780 at the 2000 census. As of 2004, the population estimated by the U.S. Census Bureau is 1,848 . It is the county seat of Hamilton County. The United Methodist Church in Jasper, Florida is on the National Register...

24 Country Vocal Top 16 Quality of Life 1st runner-up
Georgia
Miss Georgia
The Miss Georgia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Georgia in the Miss America pageant. Georgia has once won the Miss America crown.- Winners :- External links :*...

Leah Massee Fitzgerald, GA
Fitzgerald, Georgia
Fitzgerald is a city in Ben Hill in the U.S. state of Georgia, and is the county seat of Ben Hill County. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 9,053...

22 Vocal Top 10
Hawaii
Miss Hawaii
The Miss Hawaii competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Hawaii in the Miss America pageant. Hawaii has twice won the Miss America title.- Winners :- External links :*...

Ashley Layfield Kane'ohe, HI 21 Lyrical Dance Sister of Janelle Layfield, Miss Hawaii USA
Miss Hawaii USA
The Miss Hawaii USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Hawaii in the Miss USA pageant.Hawaii is the most recent state to start competing at Miss USA, as it first competed in 1962. Prior to this delegates were sent to Miss Universe...

 2008
Idaho
Miss Idaho
The Miss Idaho competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :-External links:*...

Sadie Quigley Idaho Falls, ID
Idaho Falls, Idaho
Idaho Falls is a city in and the county seat of Bonneville County, Idaho, United States, and the largest city in Eastern Idaho. As of the 2010 census, the population of Idaho Falls was 56,813, with a metro population of 130,374....

19 Piano Non-Finalist Talent
Illinois
Miss Illinois
The Miss Illinois competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Illinois in the Miss America pageant. The Miss Illinois pageant started in 1927, several years after the initial Miss America pageant. The first "Miss Illinois" sent to the national pageant, Lois Delander,...

Ashley Hatfield Anna, IL
Anna, Illinois
Anna is a city in Union County, Illinois, United States. Located in Southern Illinois, the population was 5,136 at the 2000 census. The city is known for being tied to its close neighbor Jonesboro, together known as Anna-Jonesboro. Anna is well renowned for the Anna State Mental Hospital or the...

24 Vocal
Indiana
Miss Indiana
The Miss Indiana competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Indiana in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Nicole Rash
Nicole Rash
Nicole Elizabeth Rash is an American model and actress . She is the 2007 winner of Miss Indiana and first runner-up to Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund. -Biography:...

Plymouth, IN
Plymouth, Indiana
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 9,840 people, 3,838 households, and 2,406 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,414.0 people per square mile . There were 4,100 housing units at an average density of 589.2 per square mile...

23 Vocal 1st runner-up
Iowa
Miss Iowa
The Miss Iowa competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Iowa in the Miss America pageant.In 1970, Miss Iowa Cheryl Adrianne Browne became the first African American ever to compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City...

Diana Reed Norwalk, IA
Norwalk, Iowa
Norwalk is a city in Polk and Warren counties in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 6,884 at the 2000 census. The city is part of the Des Moines–West Des Moines Metropolitan Statistical Area and is located just south of the Des Moines International Airport.-History:The first log cabin...

23 Baton Top 10 Preliminary Talent
Kansas
Miss Kansas
The Miss Kansas competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kansas in the Miss America pageant. Kansas has won the Miss America crown on three occasions.- Winners :- External links :*...

Alyssa George
Alyssa George
Alyssa Anne George is a pageant competitor from Minneapolis, Kansas who will compete in the Miss America pageant in 2008.George won the Miss Kansas 2007 title in a state pageant held in Pratt on June 10, 2007. She competed as Miss Sedgewick County, a local title she won in September 2006...

Minneapolis, KS
Minneapolis, Kansas
Minneapolis is a city in and the county seat of Ottawa County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 2,032. Minneapolis is part of the Salina Micropolitan Statistical Area.-Geography:...

21 Classical Piano
Kentucky
Miss Kentucky
The Miss Kentucky competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Kentucky in the Miss America pageant. Kentucky has once won the Miss America crown.- Winners :...

Kaitlynne Postel
Kaitlynne Postel
Kailynne Postel is a pageant competitor and vocalist from Lexington, Kentucky who competed in the Miss America pageant in 2008.- Pageant history :...

Lexington, KY
Lexington, Kentucky
Lexington is the second-largest city in Kentucky and the 63rd largest in the US. Known as the "Thoroughbred City" and the "Horse Capital of the World", it is located in the heart of Kentucky's Bluegrass region...

21 Vocal
Louisiana
Miss Louisiana
The Miss Louisiana competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Louisiana in the Miss America pageant. For many years Miss New Orleans was the state's representative....

Amanda Joseph Pineville, LA
Pineville, Louisiana
Pineville is a city in Rapides Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is adjacent to the city of Alexandria, and is part of that city's Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 13,829 at the 2000 census....

21 Ballet en Pointe
Maine
Miss Maine
The Miss Maine competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Maine in the Miss America pageant. Maine has been represented in the pageant since 1937, although the state has never produced a winner.- Winners :...

Tara Allain
Tara Allain
Tara Allain is Miss Maine for 2007. She is a 2008 graduate of Colby College.-Early life:Ms. Allain is the daughter of Kathleen and Daniel Allain of Worcester, Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Saint Peter-Marian High School...

Biddeford, ME
Biddeford, Maine
Biddeford is a town in York County, Maine, United States. It is the largest town in the county, and is the sixth-largest in the state. It is the most southerly incorporated town in the state and the principal commercial center of York County. The population was 21,277 at the 2010 census...

22 Dance
Maryland
Miss Maryland
The Miss Maryland competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Maryland in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Shana Powell Bowie, MD
Bowie, Maryland
Bowie is a city in Prince George's County, Maryland, United States. The population was 54,727 at the 2010 census. Bowie has grown from a small railroad stop to the largest municipality in Prince George's County, and the fifth most populous city and third largest city by area in the state of...

22 Operatic Vocal
Massachusetts
Miss Massachusetts
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Massachusetts USAThe Miss Massachusetts competition is a scholarship pageant put on annually by the Miss Massachusetts Scholarship Foundation, Inc...

Valerie Amaral Acushnet, MA
Acushnet, Massachusetts
Acushnet is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,303 at the 2010 census.- History :Acushnet was first settled in 1659. It has been included as a part of three separate towns throughout its history. It was formerly the northeastern section of the town of...

22 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist, Preliminary Talent, Non-Finalist Talent, Miss Miracle Maker Award
Michigan
Miss Michigan
The Miss Michigan competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Michigan in the Miss America pageant. Michigan has won the Miss America crown on five occasions.- Winners :- External links :*...

Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Haglund
Kirsten Lora Haglund is a beauty queen from Farmington Hills, Michigan who was Miss America 2008.-Biography:Haglund graduated from Walled Lake Western High School in 2006 and spent one year pursuing a BFA in Musical Theatre at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in...

Farmington Hills, MI
Farmington Hills, Michigan
Farmington Hills is a community in southeastern Michigan. It is the largest city in Oakland County in the U.S. state of Michigan. Its population was 79,740 at the 2010 census...

19 Vocal Winner Preliminary Swimsuit
Minnesota
Miss Minnesota
The Miss Minnesota competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Minnesota in the Miss America pageant. Minnesota has won the Miss America crown on three occasions. The last, was Gretchen Carlson, in 1989.- Winners :...

Jennifer Hudspeth Apple Valley, MN
Apple Valley, Minnesota
As of the census of 2000, there were 45,527 people, 16,344 households, and 12,405 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,625.5 people per square mile . There were 16,536 housing units at an average density of 953.6 per square mile...

23 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist
Mississippi
Miss Mississippi
:For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Mississippi USAMiss Mississippi is a scholarship pageant and a preliminary of Miss America. The contest began in 1934, has been held in Vicksburg since 1958, and provides more money than any other scholarship pageant in the Miss America...

Kimberly Morgan
Kimberly Morgan
Kimberly Nicole Morgan is an American singer, educator, and pageant titleholder. Morgan was crowned Miss Mississippi on July 14, 2007, becoming just the second African American woman to win that title. Morgan was a Top 16 semi-finalist at the 2008 Miss America pageant...

Taylor, MS
Taylor, Mississippi
Taylor is a village in Lafayette County, Mississippi, United States. The population was 500 at the 2000 census.-Geography:Taylor is located at ....

24 Vocal Top 16
Missouri
Miss Missouri
The Miss Missouri competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Missouri in the Miss America pageant.-History:From 1935 to 1970, the Miss Missouri pageant was held in a number of locations, including St. Louis, Kansas City, and Springfield.In 1970, the pageant was held...

Lindsay Casmaer Hazelwood, MO
Hazelwood, Missouri
Hazelwood is a second-ring suburb of St. Louis, located in northwestern St. Louis County, Missouri. The population was 25,703 as of the 2010 census. Hazelwood, a northern suburb of St. Louis, is located north of Lambert-St...

23 Ballet en Pointe
Montana
Miss Montana
The Miss Montana competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Montana in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :-External links:*...

Kristen Mantooth Lewistown, NE
Lewistown, Montana
Lewistown is a city in and the county seat of Fergus County, Montana, United States. The population was 5,813 at the 2000 census. Lewistown is located in central Montana, the geographic center of the state, southeast of Great Falls...

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Nebraska
Miss Nebraska
The Miss Nebraska competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nebraska in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :* Competed in Miss America pageant as Miss Omaha- External links :*...

Ashley Bauer Scottsbluff, NE
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska....

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Nevada
Miss Nevada
The Miss Nevada competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Nevada in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Caleche Manos Reno, NV
Reno, Nevada
Reno is the county seat of Washoe County, Nevada, United States. The city has a population of about 220,500 and is the most populous Nevada city outside of the Las Vegas metropolitan area...

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New Hampshire
Miss New Hampshire
The Miss New Hampshire competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Hampshire in the Miss America pageant.The Miss New Hampshire program was conducted by the Union Leader newspaper for more than 50 years...

Rachel Barker Amherst, NH
Amherst, New Hampshire
Amherst is a town in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, United States. The population was 11,201 at the 2010 census. Amherst is home to Ponemah Bog Wildlife Sanctuary, Hodgman State Forest, the Joe English Reservation and Baboosic Lake....

19 Ballet en Pointe Pyramid Scholarship for Public Relations & Marketing
New Jersey
Miss New Jersey
.The Miss New Jersey competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Jersey in the Miss America pageant.Two Miss New Jersey winners have gone on to become Miss America titleholders: Bette Cooper and Suzette Charles...

Amy Polumbo
Amy Polumbo
Amy Polumbo was crowned as Miss New Jersey 2007. She won the title on her first attempt. She is from Howell Township, New Jersey, where she graduated from Howell High School in 2003. She graduated from Wagner College in 2008, where she studied musical theatre and psychology...

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New Mexico
Miss New Mexico
For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss New Mexico USAThe Miss New Mexico competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New Mexico in the Miss America pageant. Delegates from New Mexico have each reached the Semi Finals of Miss America six times .-...

Jenny Marlowe Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque is the largest city in the state of New Mexico, United States. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County and is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 545,852 as of the 2010 Census and ranks as the 32nd-largest city in the U.S. As...

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New York
Miss New York
The Miss New York competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of New York in the Miss America pageant. Miss New York has twice won the Miss America Crown. Also, when city representatives were common at the national pageant, Bess Myerson won as Miss New York City in...

Elisabeth Baldanza Oneonta, NY
Oneonta, New York
Oneonta is a city in southern Otsego County, New York, USA. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, had a population of 13,901. Its nickname is "City of the Hills." While the word "oneonta" is of undetermined origin, it is popularly believed to mean "place of open rocks" in the Iroquois language...

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North Carolina
Miss North Carolina
The Miss North Carolina competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Carolina in the Miss America pageant. The competition has been held in Raleigh every year since 1978. Prior to that, it was held in various locales including Charlotte, Greensboro, Burlington,...

Jessica Jacobs High Point, NC
High Point, North Carolina
High Point is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina. As of 2010 the city had a total population of 104,371, according to the US Census Bureau. High Point is currently the eighth-largest municipality in North Carolina....

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North Dakota
Miss North Dakota
The Miss North Dakota competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of North Dakota in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Ashley Young Grand Forks, ND
Grand Forks, North Dakota
Grand Forks is the third-largest city in the U.S. state of North Dakota and the county seat of Grand Forks County. According to the 2010 census, the city's population was 52,838, while that of the city and surrounding metropolitan area was 98,461...

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Ohio
Miss Ohio
The Miss Ohio Scholarship Program selects the representative for the U.S. state of Ohio to compete for the title of Miss America...

Roberta Camp Grove City, OH
Grove City, Ohio
As of the census of 2000, there were 27,075 people, 10,265 households, and 7,544 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,941.2 people per square mile . There were 10,712 housing units at an average density of 768.0 per square mile...

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Oklahoma
Miss Oklahoma
The Miss Oklahoma competition selects a winner to compete on behalf of Oklahoma in the Miss America pageant. Miss Oklahoma has won the crown on five occasions. Also, in the years when city representatives were common, Norma Smallwood won, competing as Miss Tulsa, giving the state of Oklahoma a...

Makenna Smith Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City is the capital and the largest city in the state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 31st among United States cities in population. The city's population, from the 2010 census, was 579,999, with a metro-area population of 1,252,987 . In 2010, the Oklahoma...

24 Vocal Quality of Life 2nd runner-up
Oregon
Miss Oregon
The Miss Oregon competition is a regional scholarship competition and beauty pageant that selects the representative for the U.S. state of Oregon in the Miss America pageant...

Kari Virding Tigard, OR
Tigard, Oregon
Tigard is a city in Washington County, Oregon, United States. The population was 48,035 at the 2010 census. As of 2007, Tigard was the state's 12th largest city. Incorporated in 1961, the city is located south of Beaverton and north of Tualatin, and is part of the Portland metropolitan area...

24 Vocal Non-Finalist Talent Former Miss Oregon Teen USA
Miss Oregon Teen USA
The Miss Oregon Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Oregon in the Miss Teen USA pageant.Until Tennessee's victory in 2009, Oregon was the only state to win more than one Miss Teen USA title - they have produced three winners...

 2000
Pennsylvania
Miss Pennsylvania
The Miss Pennsylvania competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Pennsylvania in the Miss America Pageant. Pennsylvania, including early years' city representatives, has won the Miss American crown on 5 occasions....

Rachel Brooks Broomall, PA
Broomall, Pennsylvania
Broomall is a census-designated place in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 11,046 at the 2000 census. The community was named after John Martin Broomall, a 19th century U.S...

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Rhode Island
Miss Rhode Island
The Miss Rhode Island competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Rhode Island in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Ashley Bickford Newport, RI
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about south of Providence. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions, it is the home of Salve Regina University and Naval Station Newport which houses the United States Naval War...

22 Ballet en Pointe Quality of Life Finalist, Preliminary Swimsuit Triple Crown winner: Previously Miss Connecticut Teen USA
Miss Connecticut Teen USA
The Miss Connecticut Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed Pageant Associates as of June, 2010....

 2002 and Top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2002
Miss Teen USA 2002
Miss Teen USA 2002, the 20th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 28 August 2002. At the conclusion of the final competition, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA Vanessa Marie Semrow was crowned by outgoing queen Marissa Whitley of Missouri.This was the second...

, Later Miss Connecticut USA
Miss Connecticut USA
The Miss Connecticut USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss USA pageant. This pageant is directed by Crown Productions, who took over the pageant in 2003....

 2010
South Carolina
Miss South Carolina
The Miss South Carolina competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of South Carolina in the Miss America pageant. The pageant was first held in Myrtle Beach and moved to Greenville starting in 1958 and remained in that city until the 90s. Spartanburg has hosted the...

Crystal Garrett
Crystal Garrett
Crystal Alicia Garrett is Miss South Carolina 2007. She made the top 16 at Miss America 2008. At Miss South Carolina 2006, she placed in the top 10.- External links :* at Miss South Carolina...

Columbia, SC
Columbia, South Carolina
Columbia is the state capital and largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina. The population was 129,272 according to the 2010 census. Columbia is the county seat of Richland County, but a portion of the city extends into neighboring Lexington County. The city is the center of a metropolitan...

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South Dakota
Miss South Dakota
The Miss South Dakota competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of South Dakota in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Kate Wismer Britton, SD
Britton, South Dakota
Britton is a city in and the county seat of Marshall County, South Dakota, United States. The population was 1,241 at the 2010 census.A weekly newspaper, the Britton Journal, is published in Britton.-Geography:...

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Tennessee
Miss Tennessee
The Miss Tennessee competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Tennessee in the Miss America pageant.-History:...

Grace Gore Nashville, TN
Nashville, Tennessee
Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is located on the Cumberland River in Davidson County, in the north-central part of the state. The city is a center for the health care, publishing, banking and transportation industries, and is home...

24 Vocal Top 16 Quality of Life Finalist Former Miss Mississippi Teen USA
Miss Mississippi Teen USA
The Miss Mississippi Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss Teen USA pageant....

 2002
Texas
Miss Texas
The Miss Texas competition was founded in 1936 as a scholarship contest for young women. The winner represents Texas in the Miss America pageant; three winners have gone on to be crowned Miss America ....

Molly Hazlett Centerville, TX
Centerville, Texas
Centerville is a city in Leon County, Texas, United States. The population was 903 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Leon County.Centerville was so named as it is near the geographic center of Leon County...

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Utah
Miss Utah
The Miss Utah competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Utah in the Miss America pageant. Utah has twice won the Miss America crown.- Winners :- External links :**...

Jill Stevens
Jill Stevens
Jill Stevens is Miss Utah 2007.She was chosen as Miss Southern Utah University and Miss Davis County. She is a combat medic in the Utah Army National Guard and served as a medic in Afghanistan in 2004 – 2005....

Kaysville, UT
Kaysville, Utah
Kaysville is a city in Davis County, Utah, United States. It is part of the Ogden–Clearfield, Utah Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 20,351 at the 2000 census, and 25,820 as of the 2008 estimates.-History:...

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Vermont
Miss Vermont
The Miss Vermont competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Vermont in the Miss America pageant. Vermont is the only state to have never had a contestant advance to the semi-finals of the Miss America Pageant, though their representatives have won numerous...

Rachel Ann Cole Middlebury, VT 21 Monologue
Virginia
Miss Virginia
The Miss Virginia competition is a scholarship pageant for women, with the titleholder representing Virginia in the Miss America pageant. The competition was founded in 1953 as a scholarship contest for young women, although women had represented Virginia in the Miss America pageant since the 1930s...

Hannah Kiefer Roanoke, VA
Roanoke, Virginia
Roanoke is an independent city in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. state of Virginia and is the tenth-largest city in the Commonwealth. It is located in the Roanoke Valley of the Roanoke Region of Virginia. The population within the city limits was 97,032 as of 2010...

21 Ballet en Pointe 3rd runner-up 2008 Charles and Theresa Brown Scholarship Recipient
Virgin Islands
Miss Virgin Islands
The Miss Virgin Islands competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the territory of The United States Virgin Islands in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :...

Janeisha John St. Croix, USVI 20 Jazz Dance Later Miss US Virgin Islands Universe 2010
Miss Universe 2010
Miss Universe 2010, the 59th edition of the pageant, was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 23, 2010. It was hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales...

Washington
Miss Washington
The Miss Washington competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Washington in the Miss America pageant.-History:...

Elyse Umemoto Wapato, WA
Wapato, Washington
Wapato is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States. The population was 4,997 at the 2010 census.-History:The town was originally founded in 1885 by Indian Postmaster Alexander McCredy as a railroad stop on the Northern Pacific Railroad as Simcoe, Washington...

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West Virginia
Miss West Virginia
The Miss West Virginia competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of West Virginia in the Miss America pageant.- Winners :- External links :*...

Summer Wyatt Princeton, WV
Princeton, West Virginia
Princeton is a city in Mercer County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 7,652 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Bluefield, WV-VA micropolitan area which has a population of 111,586. It is the county seat of Mercer County...

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Wisconsin
Miss Wisconsin
The Miss Wisconsin competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Wisconsin in the Miss America pageant. Wisconsin has once won the Miss America crown.- Winners :* Succeeded to the crown after Miss Wisconsin won Miss America...

Christina Thompson Kenosha, WI
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Kenosha is a city and the county seat of Kenosha County in the State of Wisconsin in United States. With a population of 99,218 as of May 2011, Kenosha is the fourth-largest city in Wisconsin. Kenosha is also the fourth-largest city on the western shore of Lake Michigan, following Chicago,...

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Wyoming
Miss Wyoming
Miss Wyoming is a state-level pageant which sends winners to compete for the title of Miss America. The competition, which awards scholarships, is open to women aged 17 through 24.- Winners :-External links:*...

Jennifer McCafferty Scottsbluff, NE
Scottsbluff, Nebraska
Scottsbluff is a city in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska, United States. The population was 15,039 at the 2010 census. Scottsbluff is the largest city in the Nebraska Panhandle, and the 13th largest city in Nebraska....

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Miss America Reality Check


A show on the pageant's new network, TLC
TLC (TV channel)
TLC is an American cable TV specialty channel which initially focused on educational content. Since 1991 TLC has been owned by Discovery Communications, the same company that operates the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and The Science Channel, as well as other learning-themed networks...

, premiered on January 4, 2008, hosted by Michael Urie
Michael Urie
Michael Lorenzo Urie is an American actor, television producer and director, best known for his portrayal of Marc St. James on the ABC dramedy series Ugly Betty.-Personal life:...

 (of Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty
Ugly Betty is an American comedy-drama television series developed by Silvio Horta, which premiered on ABC on September 28, 2006, and ended on April 14, 2010. The series revolves around the character Betty Suarez and is based on Fernando Gaitán's Colombian telenovela soap opera Yo soy Betty, la fea...

 fame). The premise of the show is to update the image of the Miss America pageant, which has seen a decline in popularity over the last few decades. In addition, viewers will be able to vote online and choose one of the delegates to be a finalist in the pageant.

Crossovers


For the first time since Miss America 2003
Miss America 2003
Miss America 2003, the 82nd Miss America, pageant, was televised live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 21, 2002 on the ABC Network...

, four former Miss Universe Organization
Miss Universe Organization
The Miss Universe Organization is the organization that currently owns and runs the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA beauty contests. Based in New York, it is owned jointly by NBC Universal and Donald Trump. The current president is Paula Shugart...

 titleholders will compete at Miss America.
They are:
  • Kari Virding (Oregon) - Miss Oregon Teen USA
    Miss Oregon Teen USA
    The Miss Oregon Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Oregon in the Miss Teen USA pageant.Until Tennessee's victory in 2009, Oregon was the only state to win more than one Miss Teen USA title - they have produced three winners...

     2000
  • Ashley Bickford (Rhode Island) - Miss Connecticut Teen USA
    Miss Connecticut Teen USA
    The Miss Connecticut Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Connecticut in the Miss Teen USA pageant. This pageant is directed Pageant Associates as of June, 2010....

     2002, top 10 at Miss Teen USA 2002
    Miss Teen USA 2002
    Miss Teen USA 2002, the 20th Miss Teen USA pageant, was televised live from South Padre Island, Texas on 28 August 2002. At the conclusion of the final competition, Miss Wisconsin Teen USA Vanessa Marie Semrow was crowned by outgoing queen Marissa Whitley of Missouri.This was the second...

    ; Triple Crown winner
  • Grace Gore (Tennessee) - Miss Mississippi Teen USA
    Miss Mississippi Teen USA
    The Miss Mississippi Teen USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Mississippi in the Miss Teen USA pageant....

     2002
  • Cari Leyva (Alaska) - Miss Alaska USA
    Miss Alaska USA
    The Miss Alaska USA competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state Alaska in the Miss USA pageant.Alaska's highest placement was in 1964, with Patricia Marlin as the second runner up. Alaska's most recent placement was in 1990 when Karin Meyer placed in the top 6...

     2004
  • Janeisha John (Virgin Islands) - Miss US Virgin Islands 2010, Miss Universe 2010
    Miss Universe 2010
    Miss Universe 2010, the 59th edition of the pageant, was held at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. on August 23, 2010. It was hosted by Bret Michaels and Natalie Morales...

    contestant