Vegas is filled with even more bling this week as 52 girls are taking the stage to compete for the Miss America crown. Below is a recap of what you’ve missed if you haven’t been tuning into the Miss America hype.
Miss America Prelims: Night One
On night one of preliminary night the winners were Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton in Talent and Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers in Lifestyle & Fitness.
Miss Oklahoma is a 21-year-old native of the Sooner state where she attends the University of Oklahoma in pursuit of a Bachelor’s in Journalism. Clifton captured the audience and judges during talent with her tap dance number. The clever queen has tied her talent into her platform issue, “Tap” Into Lifelong Volunteerism.
Along with Oklahoma’s win, Miss South Carolina captured the judges’ attention. Rogers reigns from Laurens, South Carolina and has gone above and beyond with the hope to “Make a Difference” during her year. Miss South Carolina aspires to obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master’s in Public Relations.
Miss America Prelims: Night Two
On night two of preliminary night the winners were Miss Maryland, Joanna Guy in Talent and Miss Illinois, Megan Ervin in Lifestyle & Fitness.
Miss Maryland won the night with her vocal talent. Guy is a student at Cornell University where she hopes to one day obtain a Juris Doctorate for a career in law or public service. As Miss Maryland, she’s already started her public service with her platform issue Heart to Heart: Raising Awareness for Healthy Hearts.
Miss Illinois’ win in Lifestyle & Fitness makes sense as her platform issue this year is “The Heptathlon of Healthy Habits.” This ambitious queen attends Western Illinois University and aims to obtain a Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology. Ervin dreams to own and operate her own dance and fitness studio and in the future market her “Cross-Lates” Fitness Method on DVD.
Miss America Prelims: Night Three
On the final preliminary night the winners were Miss North Dakota, Rosie Sauvageau in Talent and Miss Washington, Mandy Schendel in Lifestyle & Fitness.
Miss North Dakota has a dream of bringing music to people as a successful musician after she obtains a Master’s in Musical Theatre Writing. Sauvageau took home the talent award with her skills on the piano while singing. Maybe one day she will make a difference through music with her platform to Celebrate Diversity: One Nation, All People.
Miss Washington is working towards her Juris Doctorate at Azusa Pacific University so that one day she can become a Supreme Court Justice. Schendel’s platform issue is to Do Something: Enriching Youth, Cultivating Leaders. With her win in Lifestyle & Fitness she has taught the youth the benefits of staying healthy and teaching others to be leaders towards a more healthy lifestyle.
Did Your Prelim Pick Make the Cut?
Were their any girls whom you thought should of won a Prelim Award who didn’t?
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