2011 Miss America Pageant

2011 Miss America Pageant




Pageant Results > Miss America Pageant > 2011 Teresa Scanlan

When she was crowned Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan, became the first Miss Nebraska ever to win the national title. 

Miss Nebraska - Teresa ScanlanAt seventeen, she was the youngest Miss America since the 1920s. A resident of Gerig, Nebraska, Scanlan is also one of the rare titleholders to have been home-schooled.

Her career ambition is to become a judge and eventually to serve in politics.

In the talent competition, she performed "White Water Chopped Sticks" on the piano, for which she earned a preliminary talent trophy earlier in the week.

During her reign as Miss America, she advocated increased awareness about eating disorders among young women through her platform entitled "Eating Disorders: A Generation at Risk."

Scanlan returned to crown her successor, Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, Miss America 2012.

all Miss Americas

  • Teresa Scanlan
  • Home Town: Gerig, Nebraska
  • Age: 17 (The youngest Miss America!)
  • Education: Scottsbluff High School
  • Platform Issue: Eating Disorders: A Generation at Risk
  • Talent: Piano, "White Water Chopped Sticks" (preliminary talent winner)
  • On-Stage Question: "Given WikiLeaks, how do you balance people's right to know with the country's security?"
  • Scholastic Honors: To attend law school
  • Career Ambition: To become a judge and eventually a politician

Top 5

  • Miss America 2011 - Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlon
  • 1st runner-up - Miss Arkansas, Alyse Eady
  • 2nd runner-up - Miss Hawaii, Jalee Fuselier
  • 3rd runner-up - Miss Washington, Jacquie Brown
  • 4th runner-up - Miss Oklahoma, Emoly West

Top 5 Finalist On-Stage Questions

  • Hawaii: "Are you a citizen of state, country or world?"
  • Washington: "Given the rivalry between parties, what does Miss America teach us about competition?"
  • Nebraska: "Given WikiLeaks, how do you balance people's right to know with the country's security?"
  • Oklahoma: "Once you post something on Internet it is there forever. What would you advise women about posting online?"
  • Arkansas: "People are required to have auto insurance. Is it right to also require people to carry health insurance?"

Talent Competition

  • Miss Nebraska: Piano "White Water Chopped Sticks" (Preliminary talent winner)
  • Miss Washington: Singing "Papa was a Rolling Stone"
  • Miss Arizona: Singing "Puccini"
  • Miss California: Singing "I have Nothing"
  • Miss Oklahoma: Ballet en Pointe to "Time"
  • Miss Hawaii: Singing "Feeling Good" (preliminary Lifestyle/Fitness winner)
  • Miss Delaware: Ballet to "The Way You Make Me Feel" (America's Choice)
  • Miss Virginia: Irish Dance to "River Dance Finale"
  • Miss Arkansas: Double Ventriloquism/Singing "I Don't Want to be a Dummy"
  • Miss Kentucky: Singing "A Change is Going to Come" (Contestants' Choice)

Finalists

  • Miss Texas
  • Miss Arkansas
  • Miss Delaware (America's Choice)
  • Miss Arizona
  • Miss Hawaii (preliminary Lifestyle/Fitness winner)
  • Miss Washington
  • Miss Kentucky (Contestants' Choice)
  • Miss California
  • Miss Oklahoma
  • Miss Virginia
  • Miss New York (America's Choice)
  • Miss Nebraska (preliminary Talent winner)

Semi-finalists

  • Miss Oklahoma
  • Miss Nebraska (preliminary Talent winner)
  • Miss Texas
  • Miss Rhode Island (preliminary talent winner)
  • Miss Utah
  • Miss Washington
  • Miss Arizona
  • Miss Hawaii (preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner)
  • Miss Virginia
  • Miss Arkansas
  • Miss California
  • Miss New York (America's Choice)
  • Miss Delaware (America's Choice)
  • Miss Kentucky (Contestants' Choice)
  • Miss Oregon (Contestants' Choice)

2011 Miss America Pageant Preliminary Winners

Night Three Preliminary Winners

Night Two Preliminary Winners

Night One Preliminary Winners

2011 Miss America Preliminary Winners Photos

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Miss America Pageant preliminary winners Miss Hawaii - Jalee Fuselier - Lifestyle & Fitness Miss North Carolina - AdrienneCore - Talent
Night 1: Miss Hawaii, Jalee Fuselier, Lifestyle & Fitness and Miss North Carolina - Adrienne Core, Talent Night 1 Lifestyle & Fitness: Miss Hawaii, Jalee Fuselier Night 1 Talent: Miss North Carolina, AdrienneCore
Miss Alabama Lifestyle & Fitness winner
Night 2: Miss Rhode Island, Deborah Saint-Vil, Talent and Miss Alabama, Ashley Davis, Lifestyle & Fitness Night 2 Lifestyle & Fitness: Miss Alabama, Ashley Davis Night 2 Talent: Miss Rhode Island,  Deborah Saint-Vil
Lifestyle & Fitness winner: Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan, Talent and Miss Oklahoma, Emoly West MAP swimsuit winner: Miss Oklahoma, Emoly West Talent winner: Miss Nebraska
Night 3 Lifestyle & Fitness winner: Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan, Talent and Miss Oklahoma, Emoly West Night 3 Lifestyle & Fitness winner: Miss Oklahoma, Emoly West Night 3 Talent winner: Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan

2011 Miss America Pageant Contestants

2011 Miss America Pageant Contestants

Miss Alabama - Ashley Davis Miss Alaska - Abby Hancock Miss Arizona - Kathryn Bulkley
Miss Alabama - Ashley Davis
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Marching Toward a Brighter Future for Babies
College: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Age: 21
Prelim
Lifestyle/Fitness Winner
Miss Alaska - Abby Hancock
Talent: Piano
Platform: Raising Global Citizens: The World is Our Classroom
College: University of Alaska Anchorage
Age: 23
Miss Arizona - Kathryn Bulkley
Talent: Operatic Vocal
Platform Issue: Drowning Prevention Awareness
College: University of Arizona
Age: 20
Finalist
Miss Arkansas - Alyse Eady Miss California - Arianna Afsar Miss Colorado - Melaina Shipwash
Miss Arkansas - Alyse Eady
Talent: Vocal/ Ventriloquism
Platform: Developing Leaders through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America
College: Ouachita Baptist University
Age: 22
Finalist
1st runner-up
Miss California - Arianna Afsar
Talent: Vocal
Platform: A Helping Hand for America's Seniors
College: University of California Los Angeles
Age: 19
Finalist
Miss Colorado - Melaina Shipwash
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Self Reflection: Eating Disorder Awareness and Education
College: University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Age: 24
Miss Connecticut - Brittany Decker Miss Delaware - Kayla Martell Miss District of Columbia - Stephanie Williams
Miss Connecticut - Brittany Decker
Talent: Vocal
Platform: One World: Global Awareness for Global Prosperity
College: Western New England College
Age: 21
Miss Delaware - Kayla Martell
Talent: Contemporary Dance
Platform: National Alopecia Areata Foundation
College: Marymount University
Age: 21
Finalist
Miss District of Columbia - Stephanie Williams
Talent: Vocal
The George Washington University School of Medicine
Platform: A Dose of Prevention: Smart Medicine for What Ails America
Age: 23
Miss Florida - Jaclyn Raulerson Miss Georgia - Christina McCauley Miss Hawaii - Jalee Fuselier
Miss Florida - Jaclyn Raulerson
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Stop Bullying Now!
College: University of Central Florida
Age: 19
Miss Georgia - Christina McCauley
Talent: Vocal
Platform: "Let's Get It Straight" - Scoliosis Awareness and Support
College: Birmingham Southern College
Age: 21
Miss Hawaii - Jalee Fuselier
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Ready for the “Real World”
College: Hawaii Pacific University
Age: 22
Prelim Lifestyle/Fitness
Winner
Finalist
2nd runner-up
Miss Idaho - Kylie Kofoed Miss Illinois - Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky Miss Indiana - Gabrielle Reed
Miss Idaho - Kylie Kofoed
Talent: Classical Vocal
Platform: Strengthening the Family; Family Plus: The Boys and Girls Clubs of America
College: Brigham Young University
Age: 19
Miss Illinois - Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: United: The Miss America Organization & Susan G. Komen for the Cure
College: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Age: 22
Miss Indiana - Gabrielle Reed
Talent: Vocal
Platform: "Empowerment From the Start" Communities Preventing Domestic Violence
College: Indiana University
Age: 22
Miss Iowa - Pauli Mayfield Miss Kansas - Lauren Werhan Miss Kentucky - Djuan Trent
Miss Iowa - Pauli Mayfield
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Mentoring America's Kids: M.A.K.ing a Difference
College: Iowa State University
Age: 24
Miss Kansas - Lauren Werhan
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Platform: "Do the Deed" - Deeds of Service
College: Wichita State University
Age: 20
Miss Kentucky - Djuan Trent
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Homelessness Prevention and Awareness: A Hand Up, Not A Hand Out
College: Berea College
Age: 23
Finalist
Miss Louisiana - Kelsi Crain Miss Maine - Arikka Knights Miss Maryland - Lindsay Staniszewski
Miss Louisiana - Kelsi Crain
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Platform: Heart for the Arts
College: University of Louisiana at Monroe
Age: 20
Miss Maine - Arikka Knights
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Connecting the Generations
College: Franklin Pierce University
Age: 24
Miss Maryland - Lindsay Staniszewski
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Beyond Beauty: Building Self-Esteem and Positive Body Image in Girls
College: University of Maryland at College Park
Age: 22
Miss Massachusetts - Loren Rabinowitz Miss Michigan - Katie LaRoche Miss Minnesota - Kathryn Knuttila
Miss Massachusetts - Loren Rabinowitz
Talent: Piano
Platform: "Fighting Childhood Hunger"
College: Harvard University
Age: 24
Miss Michigan - Katie LaRoche
Talent: Contemporary Dance
Platform: Raising Awareness of Human Trafficking
College: Michigan State University
Age: 23
Miss Minnesota - Kathryn Knuttila
Talent: Piano
Platform: Inspiring America: Crowning the Good in Your Neighborhood
College: McNally Smith College of Music
Age: 23
Miss Mississippi - Sarah Beth James Miss Missouri - Erika Hebron Miss Montana - Kacie West
Miss Mississippi - Sarah Beth James
Talent: Piano
Platform: Donate Life—Promoting Organ and Tissue Donation
College: Mississippi State University
Age: 20
Miss Missouri - Erika Hebron
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: Asthma Awareness Education
College: Oklahoma City University
Age: 23
Miss Montana - Kacie West
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Rising Above the Influence: Prevention of Underage Drinking
College: Montana State University
Age: 21
Miss Nebraska - Teresa Scanlan Miss Nevada - Cris Crotz Miss New Hampshire - Krystal Muccioli
Miss Nebraska - Teresa Scanlan
Talent: Piano
Platform: Eating Disorders: A Generation at Risk
College: Scottsbluff High School
Age: 17
Preliminary Talent Winner
Finalist
Miss America 2011
Miss Nevada - Cris Crotz
Talent: Pop Vocal
Platform: Promoting Cancer Prevention through Nutrition and Overall Wellness
College: College of Southern Nevada
Age: 24
Miss New Hampshire - Krystal Muccioli
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Volunteerism: "Be the Change You Wish to See in the World"
College: University of New Hampshire
Age: 20
Miss New Jersey - Ashleigh Udalovas Miss New Mexico - Madison Tabet Miss New York - Claire Buffie
Miss New Jersey - Ashleigh Udalovas
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Read to Succeed: Improving America's Future through Literacy
College: Rowan University
Age: 22
Miss New Mexico - Madison Tabet
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Domestic Violence: The Solution Within
College: Point Park University
Age: 18
Miss New York - Claire Buffie
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Straight for Equality: Let's Talk
College: Ball State University
Age: 24
Miss North Carolina - Adrienne Core Miss North Dakota - Beth Dennison Miss Ohio - Becky Minger
Miss North Carolina - Adrienne Core
Talent: Contemporary Clogging
Platform: Supporting The V Foundation for Cancer Research
College: North Carolina State University
Age: 22
Preliminary Talent Winner
Miss North Dakota - Beth Dennison
Talent: Modern Dance
Platform: Leading By Example; A Child's Guide to Becoming a Volunteer
College: University of North Dakota
Age: 21
Miss Ohio - Becky Minger
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Discovering You, Empowering You: A Movement for Youth Development
College: Bowling Green State University
Age: 22
Miss Oklahoma - Emoly West Miss Oregon - Stephenie Denise Steers Miss Pennsylvania - Courtney Thomas
Miss Oklahoma - Emoly West
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Platform: Leadership & Character Development
College: University of Central Oklahoma
Age: 24
Prelim
Lifestyle/Fitness Winner
Finalist
Miss Oregon - Stephenie Denise Steers
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Human Trafficking Awareness
College: Oregon Institute of Technology
Age: 24
Finalist
4th runner-up
Miss Pennsylvania - Courtney Thomas
Talent: Solo Fiddle w/ Accompaniment
Platform: Don't C.O.P.P. Out! Consequences of Peer Pressure
College: Drexel University
Age: 21
Miss Puerto Rico - Mariselle Morales Miss Rhode Island - Deborah Saint-Vil Miss South Carolina - Desiree Leigh Puglia
Miss Puerto Rico - Mariselle Morales
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Brilliant Futures of America
College: University of Tennessee
Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico
Age: 24
Miss Rhode Island - Deborah Saint-Vil
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Mind Power: Ensuring Our Future
College: Brown University
Age: 22
Night 2 Winner: Talent
Miss South Carolina - Desiree Leigh Puglia
Talent: A Capella Tap Dance
Platform: Children's Miracle Network
College: Ashford University
Age: 22
Miss South Dakota - Loren Vaillancourt Miss Tennessee - Nicole Jordan Miss Texas - Ashley Melnick
Miss South Dakota - Loren Vaillancourt
Talent: Gymnastics/Dance
Platform: Dangers of Distracted Driving
College: South Dakota State University
Age: 20
Miss Tennessee - Nicole Jordan
Talent: Vocal
Platform: America's Promise Alliance: Grad Nation and Dropout Prevention
College: University of Alabama
Age: 21
Miss Texas - Ashley Melnick
Talent: Vocal
Platform: The Voice of Autism
College: Texas Christian University
Age: 21
Finalist
Miss Utah - Christina Lowe Miss Vermont - Caroline Bright Miss Virgin Islands - Sheniqua
Miss Utah - Christina Lowe
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Spectacular Citizenship: It's Time to Give Back
College: Utah Valley University
Age: 21
Miss Vermont - Caroline Bright
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Rock the World - Run for Office
College: Saint Michael's College
Age: 20
Miss Virgin Islands - Sheniqua Robinson
Talent: Dance
Platform: Dance: A Movement Towards Better Health
College: University of the Virgin Islands
Age: 22
Miss Virginia - Caitlin Uze Miss Washington - Jacquie Brown Miss West Virginia - Cali Young
Miss Virginia - Caitlin Uze
Talent: Irish Treble Reel
Platform: Uniquely You: Building Positive Self Image
College: James Madison University
Age: 22
Finalist
Miss Washington - Jacquie Brown
Talent: Vocal
Platform: Mentoring: Positive Influences That Can Change a Life
College: Clark College
Age: 21
Finalist
3rd runner-up
Miss West Virginia - Cali Young
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Intergenerational Programs: Keeping A Young Connection
College: West Liberty University
Age: 24
Miss Wisconsin - Kimberly Sawyer Miss Wyoming - Alicia Grove  
Miss Wisconsin - Kimberly Sawyer
Talent: Operatic Vocal
Platform: Platform Issue: Service For The Soul
College: St. Norbert College
Age: 23
Miss Wyoming - Alicia Grove
Talent: Jazz Dance
Platform: Embrace Yourself: Women's Heart Health and Cardiovascular Disease Prevention
College: University of Wyoming
Age: 23
 

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