2010 Miss America Pageant

2010 Miss America Pageant



Pageant Results > 2010 Miss America Pageant > 2010 Caressa Cameron

Caressa Cameron, Miss Virginia, was crowned Miss America 2010 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, earning the top prize of a $50,000 scholarship.

Miss Virginia, Caressa CameronA resident of Fredericksburg, Virginia, she attended Massaponax High School and Virginia Commonwealth University.  She hopes to earn a Master's degree in Mass Communications and to work as an anchor for a television news station.

During the talent competition Cameron performed "Listen", the love ballad made famous by Beyoncé, for which she earned a preliminary talent award and a $2,000 scholarship earlier in the week.

During the on-stage interviews, she addressed the issue of teen obesity.

The titleholder platform she chose to address throughout her year of service as Miss America 2010 was "Real Talk: AIDS in America."

She returned to crown her successor, Nebraska's Teresa Scanlan as Miss America 2011.

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Miss America 2010 Caressa Cameron

  • Caressa Cameron, Miss Virginia, Miss America 2010
  • Home Town: Fredricksburg, Virginia
  • Age: 22
  • Education: Massaponax High School and Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Platform issue: Real Talk: AIDS in America
  • Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Master's degree in Mass Communications
  • Talent: Vocal Pop
  • Scholastic Honors: Deans List, Academic Honors
  • Career Ambition: To work as an anchor for a television news station.

Top 7 - On-Stage Questions

  • Miss California - Kristy Cavinder (responsibilities of being a role model)
  • Miss New Mexico - Nicole Miner (Learning second languages)
  • Miss Virginia - Caressa Cameron (Teen obesity)
  • Miss Hawaii - Raeceen Anuenue Woolford (Safety of social networks)
  • Miss Tennessee - Stefanie Wittler (Tough love vs. gentleness in giving criticism)
  • Miss Louisiana - Katherine Putnam (Should USA send emergency aid to Haiti)
  • Miss Kentucky - Mallory Ervin (Athletes using performance enhancement drugs)

Top 10 in Talent Competition

  • Miss California - Kristy Cavinder - Ballet en pointe (Preliminary Talent Winner)
  • Miss Virginia - Caressa Cameron- Vocal "Listen" (Preliminary Talent Winner)
  • Miss District of Columbia - Jen Corey - Vocal, classical, Puccini
  • Miss New Mexico - Nicole Miner - Vocal, "Somewhere"
  • Miss Louisiana - Katherine Putnam - Piano, "Handel's Messiah"
  • Miss Nebraska - Brittany Jeffers - Jazz Dance, "So Much Better"
  • Miss Tennessee - Stefanie Wittler - Vocal, "I Will Always Love You"
  • Miss Texas - Kristen Blair - Vocal, Pucchini
  • Miss Kentucky - Mallory Ervin - Vocal, "On My Own"
  • Miss Hawaii - Raeceen Anuenue Woolford - Hula Dance

Top 12

  • Miss Oklahoma - Taylor Treat
  • Miss Louisiana - Katherine Putnam
  • Miss Hawaii - Raeceen Anuenue Woolford
  • Miss Nebraska - Brittany Jeffers
  • Miss Virginia - Caressa Cameron (Preliminary Talent Winner)
  • Miss New Mexico - Nicole Miner
  • Miss Colorado - Katie Lucille Layman
  • Miss District of Columbia - Jen Corey
  • Miss Tennessee - Stefanie Wittler
  • Miss Kentucky - Mallory Ervin
  • Miss Texas - Kristen Blair
  • Miss California - Kristy Cavinder (Preliminary Talent Winner)

Top 15 Semi-finalists

  • Miss Oklahoma - Taylor Treat (America's Choice Winner)
  • Miss Arkansas - Sarah Slocum (America's Choice Winner)
  • Miss Kentucky - Mallory Ervin (America's Choice Winner)
  • Miss Tennesee - Stefanie Wittler
  • Miss Colorado - Katie Lucille Layman
  • Miss California - Kristy Cavinder (Preliminary Talent)
  • Miss Indiana - Nicole Pollard
  • Miss Hawaii - Raeceen Anuenue Woolford
  • Miss Louisiana - Katherine Putnam
  • Miss District of Columbia - Jen Corey
  • Miss New Mexico - Nicole Miner
  • Miss Virginia - Caressa Cameron (Preliminary Talent)
  • Miss Texas - Kristen Blair
  • Miss Nebraska - Brittany Jeffers
  • Miss Oregon - CC Barber (Contestants' Choice Winner, preliminary swimsuit)

2010 Miss America Runners-up

Miss California, Kristy Cavinder Miss Tennessee, Stefanie Wittler Miss Louisiana, Katherine Putnam Miss Kentucky, Mallory Ervin
1st runner-up
Miss California
Kristy Cavinder
2nd runner-up
Miss Tennessee
Stefanie Wittler
3rd runner-up
Miss Louisiana
Katherine Putnam
4th runner-up
Miss Kentucky
Mallory Ervin

2010 Miss America Top 15

Miss Oklahoma, Taylor Treat Miss Arkansas, Sarah Slocum Miss Kentucky, Mallory Ervin Miss Tennessee, Stefanie Wittler
Miss Oklahoma
Taylor Treat
America's Choice Winner
Top 15
Miss Arkansas
Sarah Slocum
America's Choice Winner
Top 15
Miss Kentucky
Mallory Ervin
America's Choice Winner
4th runner-up
Miss Tennesee
Stefanie Wittler
2nd runner-up
Miss Colorado, Katie Lucille Layman Miss California, Kristy Cavinder Miss Indiana, Nicole Pollard Miss Hawaii Raeceen Anuenue Woolford
Miss Colorado
Katie Lucille Layman
Top 15
Miss California
Kristy Cavinder
Prelim Talent Winner
1st runner-up
Miss Indiana
Nicole Pollard
Top 15
Miss Hawaii
Raeceen Woolford
Top 6
Miss Louisiana, Katherine Putnam Miss District of Columbia - Jen Corey Miss New Mexico, Nicole Miner Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron
Miss Louisiana
Katherine Putnam
2nd runner-up
Miss District of Columbia
Jen Corey
Top 8
Miss New Mexico
Nicole Miner
Top 6
Miss Virginia
Caressa Cameron
Prelim Talent Winner
Miss America 2010
Miss Texas, Kristen Blair Miss Nebraska, Brittany Jeffers Miss Oregon, CC Barber  
Miss Texas
Kristen Blair
Top 8
Miss Nebraska
Brittany Jeffers
Top 8
Miss Oregon
CC Barber
Prelim Swimsuit Winner
Contestants' Choice Winner

2010 Miss America Pageant 51 Contestants Photos

Miss Alabama, Liz Cochran Miss Alaska, Sydnee Waggoner Miss Arizona, Savanna Troupe Miss Arkansas, Sarah Slocum
Miss Alabama
Liz Cochran
Miss Alaska
Sydnee Waggoner
Miss Arizona
Savanna Troupe
Miss Arkansas
Sarah Slocum
Miss California, Kristy Cavinder Miss Colorado, Katie Lucille Layman  Miss Connecticut - Sharalynn Kuziak Miss Delaware - Heather Lehman
Miss California
Kristy Cavinder
 Miss Colorado
Katie Lucille Layman
 Miss Connecticut
Sharalynn Kuziak
Miss Delaware
Heather Lehman
Miss District of Columbia - Jen Corey Miss Florida - Rachael Todd Miss Georgia Emily Cook Miss Hawaii Raeceen Anuenue Woolford
Miss District of Columbia
Jen Corey
Miss Florida
Rachael Todd
Miss Georgia
Emily Cook
 Miss Hawaii
Raeceen Anuenue Woolford
Miss Idaho, Kara Jackson Miss Illinois, Erin O'Connor Miss Indiana, Nicole Pollard Miss Iowa, Anne Michael Langguth
 Miss Idaho
Kara Jackson
 Miss Illinois
Erin O'Connor
Miss Indiana
Nicole Pollard
 Miss Iowa
Anne Michael Langguth
Miss Kansas, Becki Ronen Miss Kentucky, Mallory Ervin Miss Louisiana, Katherine Putnam Miss Maine, Susie Stauble
 Miss Kansas
Becki Ronen
 Miss Kentucky
Mallory Ervin
Miss Louisiana
Katherine Putnam
Miss Maine
Susie Stauble
Miss Maryland, Brooke Catherine Poklemba Miss Massachusetts, Amanda Kelly Miss Michigan, Nicole Blaszczyk Miss Minnesota, Brooke Kelly Kilgarriff
 Miss Maryland
Brooke Catherine Poklemba
 Miss Massachusetts
Amanda Kelly
 Miss Michigan
Nicole Blaszczyk
Miss Minnesota
Brooke Kelly Kilgarriff
Miss Mississippi, Anna Elizabeth Tadlock Miss Missouri, Tara Osseck Miss Montana, Brittany Wiser Miss Nebraska, Brittany Jeffers
 Miss Mississippi
Anna Elizabeth Tadlock
Miss Missouri
Tara Osseck
Miss Montana
Brittany Wiser
Miss Nebraska
Brittany Jeffers
Miss Nevada, Christina Keegan Miss New Hampshire, Lindsey Graham Miss New Jersey, Ashley Shaffer Miss New Mexico, Nicole Miner
 Miss Nevada
Christina Keegan
 Miss New Hampshire
Lindsey Graham
 Miss New Jersey
Ashley Shaffer
 Miss New Mexico
Nicole Miner
Miss New York, Alyse Zwick Miss North Carolina, Katherine Elizabeth Southard Miss North Dakota, Katie Ralston Miss Ohio, Erica Gelhaus
 Miss New York
Alyse Zwick
 Miss North Carolina
Katherine Elizabeth Southard
 Miss North Dakota
Katie Ralston
 Miss Ohio
Erica Gelhaus
Miss Oklahoma, Taylor Treat Miss Oregon, CC Barber Miss Pennsylvania, Shannon Doyle Miss Puerto Rico, Mimi Pabon
 Miss Oklahoma
Taylor Treat
 Miss Oregon
CC Barber
 Miss Pennsylvania
Shannon Doyle
 Miss Puerto Rico
Mimi Pabon
Miss Rhode Island, Julianna Strout Miss South Carolina, Kelly Annette Sloan Miss South Dakota, Morgan Peck Miss Tennessee, Stefanie Wittler
 Miss Rhode Island
Julianna Strout
 Miss South Carolina
Kelly Annette Sloan
 Miss South Dakota
Morgan Peck
 Miss Tennessee
Stefanie Wittler
Miss Texas, Kristen Blair Miss Utah, Whitney Merrifield Miss Vermont, Laura Hall Miss Virgin Islands, Shayla S. Solomon
 Miss Texas
Kristen Blair
 Miss Utah
Whitney Merrifield
 Miss Vermont
Laura Hall
 Miss Virgin Islands
Shayla S. Solomon
Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron Miss Washington, Devanni Partridge Miss West Virginia, Talia Markham
Miss Virginia
Caressa Cameron
 Miss Washington
Devanni Partridge
 Miss West Virginia
Talia Markham
 Miss Wisconsin
Kristina Smaby
Miss Wyoming, Anna Nelson      
Miss Wyoming
Anna Nelson
     

2010 Miss America Pageant Preliminary Winners

Miss Michigan and Miss Oregon win Miss America Thursday Preliminaries

Miss Michigan Nicole Blaszczyk was named Thursday night's preliminary talent winner for her lyrical dance performance to "Lifetime," during the last preliminary night of competition of the 2010 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Nicole will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Also in the spotlight was Miss Oregon CC Barber, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Winnwear swimsuit. CC will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Miss California and Miss New York win Miss America Thursday Preliminaries

Miss California Kristy Cavinder was named Wednesday night's preliminary Talent winner for her Ballet en Pointe performance to the Slave Maiden Variation from "Le Corsaire," during the second night of competition of the 2010 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Kristy will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also in the spotlight was Miss New York Alyse Zwick, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Winnwear swimsuit. Alyse will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Miss Virginia and Miss Puerto Rico win Miss America Wednesday Preliminaries

Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron was named Tuesday night's preliminary Talent winner for her Vocal performance of "Listen," during the first night of competition of the 2010 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Caressa will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also in the spotlight was Miss Puerto Rico Mimi Pabon, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Winnwear swimsuit. Mimi will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron, and Miss Puerto Rico, Mimi Pabon, win Miss America Wednesday Preliminaries>   Miss California, Kristy Cavinder, and New York, Alyse Zwick, win Miss America Thursday Preliminaries
Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron was named Tuesday night's preliminary Talent winner and Miss Puerto Rico Mimi Pabon was named the Lifestyle and Fitness winner.   Miss California Kristy Cavinder was named Wednesday night's preliminary Talent winner and Miss New York Alyse Zwick was named the Lifestyle and Fitness winner.
Miss New York Alyse Zwick   Miss Oregon CC Barber
Miss New York Alyse Zwick, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Winnwear swimsuit.   Miss Oregon CC Barber, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Winnwear swimsuit.
Miss Puerto Rico Mimi Pabon, swimsuit competition winner   Miss California Kristy Cavinder, talent award winner
Miss Puerto Rico Mimi Pabon was named the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a black Winnwear swimsuit .   Miss California Kristy Cavinder was named Wednesday night's preliminary Talent winner.
Miss America, Katie Stam and Miss Oregon, swimsuit winner   Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron was named Tuesday night's preliminary Talent winner for her Vocal performance of "Listen,"
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