Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan was named Miss America, becoming the youngest winner since 1933.
The 17-year-old recent high school graduate is also the first Miss Nebraska to win the title. Scanlan played "White Water Chopsticks" on piano for the talent competition and spoke about eating disorders.
Following her reign, she plans to attend law school and hopes to become a politician. She said she'll register to vote as...
The 2010 Miss America Pageant
Miss America Pageant
As we settle into the new year, it's time to crown a new Miss America. What began as a quaint beauty contest on the beaches of Atlantic City is now a huge pageant that is being hosted by Las Vegas' Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino. Brooke Burke and Chris Harrison host, and the judges include Joy Behar, Dancing with the Stars pro Tony Dovolani, Desperate Housewives creator Marc Cherry and country crooner Marc Wills. The lucky young woman who walks off with the title will be the 90th winner. — Jennifer Sankowski
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Teresa Scanlan and Emoly West
Here she is, Miss America! The grandmother of all reality shows marks its 90th anniversary with the best present of all: a return to network television after spending the last five years on cable (twice on CMT and three times on TLC).
"It's great to be back where we belong," says Sam Haskell III, chairman of the board of the Miss America Organization, who helped orchestrate a three-year deal with ABC. "We've all worked hard to make this happen," he continues.