Melaina Shipwash

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Melaina Shipwash
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Melaina Shipwash
(1986-05-25) May 25, 1986 (age 28)
Colorado Springs, Colorado, U.S.
Education Cheyenne Mountain High School
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Skin color White
Hair color Brunette
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Colorado Springs 2008
Miss Southern Colorado 2009
Miss Colorado Springs 2010
Miss Colorado 2010
Miss America 2011

Melaina Shipwash (born May 25, 1986) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won the title of Miss Colorado 2010 and competed in the Miss America 2011 pageant on January 15, 2011, in Las Vegas.[1] Her talent is jazz dance and she competed at Miss Colorado as Miss Colorado Springs.[2] Her platform was Project HEAL (raising funds and awareness for eating disorder patients0 which she chose because she had anorexia nervosa in high school.[3] She is a graduate student at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs where she is studying diet and nutrition and is captain of the dance team. She is also a choreographer and an ice skating teacher.[4]


  1. ^ "2011 Miss America Pageant Returns to Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas!". Miss America Organization. July 22, 2010. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  2. ^ "State Contestants: Colorado". Miss America Organization. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ Price, Kimberly (June 28, 2010). "2010 Miss Colorado from Colorado Springs". Colorado Connection. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Miss Colorado Springs crowned Miss Colorado". The Colorado Springs Gazette. June 29, 2010. Retrieved July 26, 2010. 

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Preceded by
Katie Layman
Miss Colorado
Succeeded by
Diana Dreman