Third Night of Winners Presented in the Preliminary Round of the 95th Competition
Miss Georgia and Miss Iowa Win Preliminary Awards on Thursday, September 10th, the Third Night of the 2016 Miss America Competition
Atlantic City, NJ (September 10, 2015) – During the last of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her operatic vocal performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio.” Betty will receive a $2,000 scholarship.
Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Iowa, Taylor Wiebers, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a blue swimsuit. Taylor also won the first night of preliminary competition in Talent. She is now the first double preliminary winner since 2001 and will receive a $1,000 scholarship for her win this evening.
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The national broadcast of the 95th anniversary of the “2016 Miss America Competition” will take place on Sunday, September 13 (9:00 -11:00 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network.
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