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Miss America 2011

Miss America 2011
Date January 15, 2011[1]
Presenters Chris Harrison[2] & Brooke Burke[3]
Venue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Paradise, Nevada
Broadcaster ABC[1]
Winner Teresa Scanlan

Miss America 2011 was the 84th Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 15, 2011. Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron from Virginia, crowned her successor Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska at the end of this event. It was the first time a Miss Nebraska had won the title. Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico competed for the title of Miss America 2011. The pageant was broadcast live on ABC. This was the first pageant telecast on ABC since Miss America 2005.[1]

The judges were Joy Behar from ABC's The View, Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner Bell, television executive producer Mark Cherry, dancer Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars, actress Marilu Henner, orthopedic surgeon and shoe designer Taryn Rose, and country singer Mark Wills.



Final Results[4] Contestant
Miss America 2011
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 12
Top 15

* -- America's Choice
** -- Contestant's Choice


The Miss America 2011 scholarship award winners are:[5]

Preliminary Awards

Awards Contestant
Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness
Preliminary Talent

Quality of Life Awards

Awards Contestant
1st Runner-Up
2nd Runner-Up

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Fourpoints Award
Miracle Maker Award
Non-Finalist Talent
Louanne Gamba Instrumental Award
Ric Ferentz Non-Finalist Interview
  • Iowa – Pauli Mayfield
Miss Congeniality
Marion A. Crooker Award


The Miss America 2011 delegates were:[7]
State Name Hometown Age1 Talent Placement Special awards Notes
Alabama Ashley Davis Dothan 22 Vocal Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award
Alaska Abby Hancock Anchorage 24 Piano
Arizona Kathryn Bulkley Mesa 20 Classical Vocal Top 10 Daughter of Pamela Offer, Miss Hawaii 1981.
Arkansas Alyse Eady Fort Smith 22 Variety Act (Vocal-Ventriloquist) 1st Runner-Up Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2004
California Arianna Afsar San Diego 19 Vocal Top 10 Previously Miss California's Outstanding Teen 2005; Top 36 on American Idol 8. Preliminary Talent Winner at MAOT and First Runner-Up to Miss America's Outstanding Teen. Also at 13, the youngest Teen to date to have won a State Title and 1st Runner-up to MAOT.
Colorado Melaina Shipwash Colorado Springs 24 Jazz Dance
Connecticut Brittany Decker Bristol 21 Vocal
Delaware Kayla Martell Milford 21 Contemporary Dance Top 10 Quality of Life 1st Runner-Up America's Choice
District of Columbia Stephanie Williams Atlantic City, NJ 23 Broadway Vocal Fourpoints Award
Florida Jaclyn Raulerson Plant City 20 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist
Georgia Christina McCauley Marietta 21 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist
Hawaii Jalee Fuselier Hale'iwa 22 Vocal 2nd Runner-Up Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award Previously Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2005
Idaho Kylie Kofoed Eagle 19 Vocal
Illinois Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky New Baden 22 Tap Dance
Indiana Gabrielle Reed Bloomington 22 Vocal Non-Finalist Talent Award
Iowa Pauli Mayfield Davenport 24 Vocal Ric Ferentz Non-Finalist Interview Award
Kansas Lauren Werhan Wichita 20 Ballet en Pointe
Kentucky Djuan Trent Columbus, GA[8] 24 Vocal Top 10 Contestant's Choice
Louisiana Kelsi Crain Monroe 20 Ballet en Pointe First runner-up to Louisiana's Junior Miss 2008
Maine Arrika Knights Chester 24 Tap Dance Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007
Maryland Lindsay Staniszewski Edgewater 22 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist Sister of Kasey Staniszewski, Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007 & Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009
Massachusetts Loren Galler-Rabinowitz Brookline 24 Piano Miracle Maker Award 2004 U.S. Ice Dancing Bronze Medalist
Michigan Katie Lynn LaRoche Bay City 23 Contemporary Dance Quality of Life Winner, Miss Congeniality Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila Detroit Lakes 24 Piano Quality of Life Finalist, Non-Finalist Talent Award, Louanne Gamba Instrumental Award Sister of Miss Minnesota 2001- Kari Knuttila
Mississippi Sarah Beth James Madison 21 Piano Non-Finalist Talent Award
Missouri Erika Hebron O'Fallon 24 Lyrical Dance Previously Missouri's Junior Miss 2005
Montana Kacie West Kalispell 21 Musical Theater Vocal Later Miss Montana USA 2013
Nebraska Teresa Scanlan Gering 17 Piano Winner Preliminary Talent Award Youngest Miss America winner since Bette Cooper in 1937[9]
Nevada Cris Crotz Mesquite 24 Vocal
New Hampshire Krystal Muccioli Nashua 20 Vocal
New Jersey Ashleigh Udalovas Millville 22 Tap Dance Quality of Life 2nd Runner-Up Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007 & 2008
New Mexico Madison Tabet Albuquerque 18 Jazz Dance Previously Miss New Mexico's Outstanding Teen 2007
New York Claire Buffie New York 24 Contemporary Lyrical Dance Top 12 America's Choice; Competed at National Sweetheart 2008 as Miss Indiana; first contestant to campaign for the Miss America title on a gay rights platform [10]
North Carolina Adrienne Core Erwin 22 Clogging Preliminary Talent Award, Non-Finalist Talent Award
North Dakota Beth Dennison Hutchinson, MN 21 Contemporary Dance
Ohio Becky Minger Sylvania 22 Vocal
Oklahoma Emoly West Edmond 25 Ballet En Pointe 4th Runner-Up Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award
Oregon Stephenie Steers Hillsboro 24 Vocal Top 15 Contestant's Choice
Pennsylvania Courtney Thomas Philadelphia 22 Fiddle Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2009
Puerto Rico Mariselle Morales San Juan 24 Vocal
Rhode Island Deborah Saint-Vil Providence 22 Vocal Top 15 Preliminary Talent Award
South Carolina Desiree Puglia Simpsonville 22 Tap Dance
South Dakota Loren Vaillancourt Huron 20 Gymnastics Dance
Tennessee Nicole Jordan Memphis 21 Vocal
Texas Ashley Melnick Fort Worth 21 Vocal Top 12
Utah Christina Lowe Midway 21 Vocal Top 15
Vermont Caroline Bright St. Albans 20 Vocal Previously Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen 2007
Virgin Islands Sheniqua Robinson St. Croix 22 Dance
Virginia Caitlin Uze Arlington 22 Irish Dance Top 10 Quality of Life Finalist, Marion A. Crooker Award
Washington Jacquie Brown Vancouver 21 Vocal 3rd Runner-Up
West Virginia Cali Young Glen Dale 24 Dance
Wisconsin Kimberley Sawyer Egg Harbor 23 Operatic Vocal
Wyoming Alicia Grove Rock Springs 23 Jazz Dance

1 Age at the time of the Miss America pageant.


  1. ^ a b c "Miss America Pageant Back on Network Television!". Miss America Organization. 2010-05-24. 
  2. ^ s Chris Harrison to Host Miss America Pageant"The Bachelor'". Entertainment Tonight. 2010-08-06. 
  3. ^ There she is again: Brooke Burke, Chris Harrison welcome Miss America back to ABC
  4. ^ She's just 17! Nebraskan wins Miss America pageant
  5. ^ "2011 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS". Miss America Organization. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  7. ^ "2011 National Contestants". Miss America Organization. Retrieved December 4, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Three with local connections hope for crown". Richmond Register. 2010-07-05. 
  9. ^ American Experience: Miss America
  10. ^ |

External links

  • Miss America official website
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