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Miss America 2012 Competition Order is Chosen

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 15:07

On Wednesday, August 9, 2011, the 53 contestants vying for the title of Miss America 2012 participated in the lottery that would determine their competition order. Here are the results.



Monday (AM) – Interview

Tuesday – On Stage Question

Wednesday – Swimsuit/Evening Wear

Thursday - Talent


Monday (PM) – Interview

Tuesday - Talent

Wednesday - On Stage Question

Thursday - Swimsuit/Evening Wear


Tuesday (AM) - Interview

Tuesday - Swimsuit/Evening Wear

Wednesday - Talent

Thursday - On Stage Question

Hawaii - Jump Rope Routine

Wisconsin - Operatic Vocal

Utah - Dance

Kansas - Dance

Indiana - Vocal

Louisiana - Contemporary Pointe Dance

Wyoming - Pop Vocal

Virginia - Operatic Vocal

Vermont - Scottish Highland Dance

Missouri - Vocal

North Dakota - Contemporary Lyrical Dance

North Carolina - Operatic Vocal

Washington - Celtic Fiddle

New Jersey - Dance

Minnesota - Vocal

Nebraska - Vocal

West Virginia - Lyrical Dance

Illinois - Ballet en Pointe

Nevada - Vocal

Virgin Islands - Flute

Mississippi - Piano

Georgia - Classical Ballet en Pointe

Delaware - Irish Step Dance

California - Ballet en Pointe

Idaho - Piano

New York - Vocal

Colorado - Musical Theater Dance

Maryland - Contemporary Dance

Alaska - Irish Step Dance

Puerto Rico - Ballet en Pointe

District of Columbia - Pop Vocal

Tennessee - Classical Vocal

New Hampshire - Vocal

Ohio - Vocal

Connecticut - Jazz Dance

South Carolina - Vocal

Texas - Piano

Montana - Vocal

Oklahoma - Irish Step Dance

Arkansas - Tap Dance

South Dakota - Piano

Massachusetts - Vocal

Florida - Vocal

Arizona - Jazz Dance

Iowa - Contemporary Vocal

Maine - Vocal

Alabama - Tap Dance

Rhode Island - Dance

New Mexico - Ballet en Pointe

Michigan - Jazz Dance

Kentucky - Piano

Pennsylvania - Lyrical Dance

Oregon - Vocal


Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will promote Dairy Queen® Miracle Treat Day on Thursday, Aug. 11, by conducting several TV and radio interviews in New York City. Teresa will also visit patients at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ and hand out free Dairy Queen® Blizzards to promote the day.

Participating Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations will celebrate the sixth annual Miracle Treat Day by donating $1 or more from every Blizzard sold to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals.

Many of our state and local titleholders will also be participating in this special event at Dairy Queen® and DQ Grill & Chill® locations across the country. Don't forget to cool off in the summer heat and help the children by getting your Blizzards® on Thursday!

Don't miss Teresa's national interviews!*

Media Schedule:

7:20 a.m. - Boomer Esaison & Craig Carton Morning Show - WFAN Radio

8:50 a.m. - Fox & Friends - Fox News Channel with morning host, Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989

9:30 a.m.-Fox News Radio - Sirius/XM Channel 126

Ane Cristal Romero, Miss New Mexico 2005, took the difficult topic of Breaking the Silence: Youth Suicide Prevention as her platform to Miss America 2006. She vowed to continue working to contribute to the nation’s education about mental health and suicide prevention issues. She is now a legislatie aid to Congresswoman Grace Napolitano of California. Ane was recently recognized by The National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health for her work in Washington D.C. 

Romero is Napolitano’s head staff mmber for a bill the congresswoman introduced in February, the Mental Health in Schools Act. This bill would authorize more therapists and mental health services in public schools nationwide.

“No one on Capitol Hill is as organized, thorough and passionate about improving mental health delivery as Ane Romero,” said Henry Acosta, director for the National Resource Center for Hispanic Mental Health. “She’s well respected by her colleagues who appreciate her knowledge, hard work, and dedication to mental health issues. She’s extremely intelligent and resourceful, and yet so humble.”

Romero hopes the bill will help save lives of adolescents who are struggling with depression and other mental health issues.

“Overall, this legislation will give young people the opportunity to become more informed about mental health and help remove the stigma,” Romero said. “It will encourage them to ask for help, and not be ashamed or embarrassed to access services.”

Source: New Mexico Highlands University

5 Minutes with Kirsten Haglund

Thursday, 28 July 2011 11:18

Miss America Kirsten Haglund first won our hearts as Miss America 2008. Today, she is active with the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, a group dedicated to helping men and women with eat disorders find treatment. She is a regular guest on programs such as The Sean Hannity on FOX. Recently, Kirsten was a coach on the program Made on MTV. We sat down with Kirsten to talk about that experience.

    Q: In terms of your experience on MADE, how did that come about? Did MTV approach you?
    A: MTV approached me - emailed me, actually, in about September of last year, asking me if I was interested in being a coach for an episode.  One weekend, when I was in New York for Hannity on Fox, I stopped by their offices in the City, and they put me on tape for an interview.  A few weeks later, they called me back and said they indeed wanted to use me as a Coach.  It took several months to work together with the Producers to find a 'story' that I would be best suited for, and filming dates that worked with my school schedule.  Finally, in April, I was able to begin shooting outside Atlanta with a group (a MADE first!) of 5 girls, all competing for the title of Miss Redan High School.

    Q: Was it a tough decision for you to appear on the program?
     A: I was wary of MTV, at first.  Especially having been involved in two reality TV series as a Miss America contestant, and then as Miss America. I'd seen the good, bad, and ugly of reality television.  However, I did my research.  I watched episodes of MADE and got a feel for the direction and message of the show, which was very positive. My conversations with producers also helped me to feel confident that the show was compatible with my values.  I understood that it would be a significant time commitment, but also that I would have a great opportunity to impact not only the young women I was working with, but all the ones who were watching, in a positive way.

    Q: What was it like being a coach?
     A: Honestly, one of the most challenging things was helping the girls to understand the tension that exists between confidence and vulnerability - which is so attractive onstage.  The confidence to own who you are on that stage, sell it - but be real enough, authentic enough, open enough to not appear fake.  It’s hard to convince the girl to go there, because there is the risk of rejection, the risk that they'll open up and give it their all and they won't win.  At the end of the show, however, I think the girls really embraced the process and what they learned along the journey, rather than the end result.  I tried to make the training process about exploring individuality, personal growth, and leadership skills, rather than just how to smile or talk onstage. Although our “walk” practices were some of the most fun I've had ever!  And making them try to walk the “runway” after riding on those roller coasters-- hilarious.

     Q: Was it difficult to push your students in order to help them succeed?
     A: Yes, it was very difficult.  The girls were very busy high school girls, with a lot of distractions - boys, cell phones, Facebook, band practice, homework, college applications, etc.  It really takes a disciplined, organized young woman to be able to succeed at something like a pageant, which requires a lot of time commitment.  You really see that, often, it is not the most talented or charming woman that wins the competition; it is the one who manages her time and priorities most responsibly in order to give her the greatest chance to work to see her goals through.

     Q: Overall, what are your thoughts about the program now that you have been on it?
     A: I've gotten a ton of positive response from the show via email, Facebook, twitter, etc. I'm so glad that so many people have seen the show and are relating with Kiona, Shandela, Chazmyn (and her relationship with her mom) and the other young ladies. That is what I wanted.  I also am so thrilled that in the end, Kiona won the competition, which was not fixed. So many people have asked me that.  I found out the winner with the rest of the audience.  She has an incredible, moving, personal story, and I think she will be an awesome role model for the young women of Redan High School - a living example of how you don't have to be the prettiest, skinniest, most popular girl in order to set a goal and work hard to achieve it.  Success is not reliant upon looks alone, and Kiona proved that.  I think she lights the way for other girls at her school who may have previously been too afraid, too insecure, too “uncool” to lead.  I'm proud to have been a small part of motivating Kiona to realize the strong, fierce, and kind woman that was inside of her, waiting to bloom.

Teresa is having a wonderful time with her wardrobe provider, Joseph Ribkoff!

Teresa will spend the week in Europe as a fashion correspondent for Joseph Ribkoff!

Miss South Carolina 2011 Bree Boyce, will be interviewed TONIGHT,  July 13, 2011 on CBS' The Insider at 7:30 p.m. ET*. TOMORROW, July 14,  she will be featured on The Joy Behar Show at 10 p.m. ET* on HLN.   FRIDAY, July 15, Bree will be co-hosting ABC's The View at 11 a.m. ET*.  She is also slated to be on EXTRA sometime this week, so stay tuned!

Bree will be interviewed about her platform, Eating Healthy and Fighting Obesity, which was inspired from her personal experience with weight loss. Tune in to hear her remarkable story and her personal journey to the 2012 Miss America Pageant

Summer Beauty Tips from Artistry

Tuesday, 12 July 2011 16:18

Artistry, the official makeup and skincare sponsor of the Miss America Organization, has given us some great tips and hints on summer trends! 

Use these tricks of the trade for flawless summer beauty. 

1. Get Glowing:
Make the switch to tinted moisturizer for the perfect amount of summer coverage that won’t slick off in the sun.

2. Bronze Believably:
Apply darker shades of ARTISTRY® 3D Face Powder with a light touch to areas where the sun would naturally kiss: forehead, top of the nose, cheekbones, temples, tip of the chin. Add dimension with lighter shades to the bridge of the nose and tops of cheekbones.

3. Avoid Makeup Meltdown: 
The summer humidity will smudge mascara, and raccoon eyes is never a good look. Avoid them by only using waterproof mascara, especially when applying to lower lashes (try ARTISTRY Total Mascara).

4. Wear Sheer Colour:
Vibrant summer colours are most beautiful when worn as watercolour washes. To get the look, tap off excess eye colour and apply with a soft touch. Try the beautiful greens and blues from the ARTISTRY Bloom In Colour Trend Colour Collection Eye Compacts for a gorgeously sheer wash of colour. Or, apply a light washing of a shimmering white eye colour (try Starry Night), then lightly layer a darker colour on top (try Eclipse or Rain Forest).

5. Tap on Colour:
Use your finger to dab on lip colour for a natural, stained look. The hottest shades this season are fuchsia and apricot (try ARTISTRY Bloom In Colour Lip Colour).

Miss South Carolina 2011 Bree Boyce, will be interviewed on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 on both The Today Show (live) on NBC and Good Morning America (pre-taped) on ABC at 8 a.m.*

Bree will be interviewed about her platform, Eating Healthy and Fighting Obesity, which was inspired from her personal experience with weight loss. Tune in to hear her remarkable story and journey to the 2012 Miss America Pageant!

*Please Check Your Local Listings