Miss Louisiana, Laryssa Bonacquisti, won both a preliminary talent award and a preliminary lifestyle & fitness (swimsuit) aware during competition for the 2018 Miss America title.
Pageant lore has it that double preliminary winners are the most likely to go on to be named Miss America.
On night two of the 2018 Miss America preliminary competitions, Miss Louisiana won the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness (swimsuit) award, for which she earned a $1,000 scholarship.
The next night, she walked off with the preliminary Talent award for her ventriloquist performance. She earned another $2000 scholarship for that victory.