2005 Miss America Pageant
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Deidre Downs won the 2005 Miss America Pageant competing as Miss Alabama.
Miss Alabama holds a degree in History from Samford University, was a a Rhodes Scholar finalist, and was scheduled to enter the University of Alabama School of Medicine in the fall, but will need to postpone her enrollment until her reign is completed. She was crowned by outgoing Miss America 2004, Ericka Dunlap, of Florida.
At the conclusion of her reign, Downs crowned her successor, Jennifer Berry, Miss America 2006, of Oklahoma. She entered medical school at the University of Alabama School of Medicine and is a successful physician today inn Alabama.
2005 Miss America Pageant Results
Miss America 2005: Deidre Downs, Miss Alabama
1st runner-up: Miss Louisiana, Jennifer Dupont
2nd runner-up: Miss North Carolina, Kirstin Elrod
3rd runner-up: Miss Arkansas, Lacy Fleming
4th runner-up: Miss California, Veena Goel
Rest of Top 10
Miss Georgia, Danica Tisdale
Miss Kansas, Megan Bushell
Miss New York, Christina Ellington
Miss Oklahoma, Elizabeth Kinney
Miss Texas, Jamie Story