Miss Arkansas 2011
January 16, 2011 by Post Team
Miss Arkansas 2011, (AP) – The youngest Miss America pageant since the implementation of age limits in 1938. Rosemary LaPlanche was vice-champion in 1940 and easily won the crown in 1941 despite being a month too young to compete, according to the website of the contest.
Scanlan said age did not matter that the parade celebrated its 90th birthday, if she thought that her age could have made her an outsider.
“We were on an equal footing,” she said. “From 17 to 24, which can be a huge age range. But with these girls, they are all at the highest level imaginable.”
Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady and 25,000 won as first runner-up, while Miss Hawaii Jale Fuselier and 20,000 won for third place.
Scanlan, a student recently graduated from the city in western Nebraska Gering, plans to study U.S. policy to Patrick Henry College in Virginia, after her reign as Miss America. Scanlan said she intended to defer his enrollment at the university until it ends its reign with the crown.
During the pageant on national television, Scanlan answered a question on Wikileaks by saying that the U.S. should focus on safety first.
“You know when he arrived at this situation, it was actually based on espionage, and when it comes to the security of our nation, we must focus on safety first, then the right of peoples to know, because it is so important that everyone who is secure our borders and we can not let things like this happen, and they must be handled carefully, “she said.
Scanlan said that the question was easier for her than generic, because it has regularly discussed current events with her family since she was young.
The candidates – all states and the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico – began the show by dancing up the aisles, while wearing ccktail dresses silver.
A panel of seven judges eyes to the appearance and fitness. The competition included an evening gown, talent and interview the parties, with the elimination of 15 finalists, then 12, then 10, five and finally the winner along the path.
The judges selected the three best players over Miss Oklahoma Emoly West Ashley Melnick Miss Texas, Miss Rhode Island Deborah Saint-Vil, Miss Utah Christina Lowe, Miss Washington Jacquie Brown, Miss Arizona Kathryn Bulkley, Miss Virginia Uze Caitlin and Miss California Arianna Afsar.
Fans voted Miss New York and Miss Claire Buffie Delaware Kayla Martell.
And in a twist for the first contest, young women have chosen two finalists themselves, Miss Kentucky and Miss Oregon Djuan Trent Stephenie Steers Denise.
In his introduction to the audience, Bulkley dedicated his performance to U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot in the head last week in Tucson. Bulkley Giffords called his mentor.
The Miss America Organization bills itself as the provider of the country’s largest scholarship for women, and 349,000 in prizes this year at the national level.
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