On the eve of the 2013 Miss America competition, our Pageant Planet interns got together and picked their top five predictions for the final night.
Miss California 2012 – Leah Cecil
The California native says she will have no problem adjusting to the Miss America travel schedule as she has already traveled around the Golden state plenty of times and plans to take a trip to China. With a big support system behind her on her way to the Miss America stage, Cecil has chosen the Compassion for the Convalescing as her platform for this year’s competition.
At 22 years old, this California dream has high hopes to one day become a concert harpist and continue as a professional harpist.
Miss Texas 2012 – DaNae Couch
As a student at Texas Tech School of Law, Couch has partnered up with the Texas Young Lawyer’s Association to educate high school and college students about the legal and physical affects of binge drinking through her platform, Hope for Family Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction.
She hopes to one day obtain a Doctorate of Jurisprudence and from there would like to go into civil litigation or criminal prosecution. A pageant girl from a young age, Couch has learned many things through pageantry that no price tags could compare to. This ambitious southern belle does not give up when things go wrong, she will try and try again until it is perfected.
Miss Missouri 2012 – Tippe Emmott
When you find something you’re compassionate about, chase after it. That is exactly what Miss Missouri, Tippe Emmott has done with her dreams. She had no problem finding her passion of ballet and working with children during her time in the
The 21-year-old queen is a student at Drury University where she is inspired to one day graduate with honors. After graduation, Emmott hopes to own and operate her own dance studio.
This compassionate young lady has turned her passion of dance and working with children to encompass her platform “Pointe” Towards Self-Confidence to Achieve Success.
Miss South Carolina 2013 – Ali Rogers
This 20-year-old queen from Laurens, South Carolina has gone above and beyond with her hope to “Make a Difference” during her year as Miss South Carolina and on the way to Miss America.
Rogers’ aspires to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies and a Master’s in Public Relations. After graduating from Clemson University she dreams to one day own her own public relations firm. A small town girl with big time dreams to make a difference in children’s lives. Miss South Carolina has set a path for herself that others can only dream of.
Miss Alaska 2013 – Debbe Jo Ebben
This 23-year-old beauty hopes to one day become a certified Child Life Specialist. She is one step closer as she represents the Baldly Going: Children’s Cancer Research, Fundraising & Service. Ebben is currently attending Colorado State University with an ambition to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in HDFS Child Life.
The Alaskan belle’s journey for the coveted title has been quite an eventful five years and 16 pageants. She recently shaved her head after having met a fundraising goal to help raise awareness for her platform.
Who do you think belongs in the Top 5? List your Miss America predictions below! And don’t forget to tune in this Saturday, 1/12/13, at 9 P.M. EST on ABC for the final show!