Miss America 2011

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Miss America 2011
Date January 15, 2011[1]
Presenters Chris Harrison,[2] Brooke Burke[3]
Venue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Paradise, Nevada
Broadcaster ABC[1]
Winner Teresa Scanlan
Nebraska Nebraska

Miss America 2011 was the 84th Miss America pageant. Since the first Miss America pageant was held 96 years ago, in 1921, the Miss America Organization was celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2011.

It was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 15, 2011. Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron from Virginia, crowned her successor Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska at the end of this event. It was the first time a Miss Nebraska had won the title.

Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico competed for the title of Miss America 2011. The pageant was broadcast live on ABC. This was the first pageant telecast on ABC since Miss America 2005.[1]

The judges were Joy Behar from ABC's The View, Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner Bell, television executive producer Mark Cherry, dancer Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars, actress Marilu Henner, orthopedic surgeon and shoe designer Taryn Rose, and country singer Mark Wills.



Final results[4] Contestant
Miss America 2011
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 12
Top 15

* - America's Choice

** - Contestant's Choice


The Miss America 2011 scholarship award winners are:[5]

Preliminary awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle & Fitness

Quality of Life award[edit]

Results Contestant
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant
Fourpoints Award
Miracle Maker Award
Non-finalist Talent
Louanne Gamba Instrumental Award
Ric Ferentz Non-finalist Interview
  • Iowa Iowa - Pauli Mayfield
Miss Congeniality
Marion A. Crooker Award


The Miss America 2011 delegates were:[7]

State Name Hometown Age1 Talent Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Ashley Davis Dothan 22 Vocal Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness
Alaska Alaska Abby Hancock Anchorage 24 Piano
Arizona Arizona Kathryn Bulkley Mesa 20 Classical Vocal Top 10 Daughter of Miss Hawaii 1981 Pamela Offer
Arkansas Arkansas Alyse Eady Fort Smith 22 Variety Act 1st runner-up Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen 2004
California California Arianna Afsar San Diego 19 Vocal Top 10
Colorado Colorado Melaina Shipwash Colorado Springs 24 Jazz Dance
Connecticut Connecticut Brittany Decker Bristol 21 Vocal
Delaware Delaware Kayla Martell Milford 21 Contemporary Dance Top 10 Quality of Life 1st runner-up America's Choice
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Stephanie Williams Atlantic City, NJ 23 Broadway Vocal Fourpoints
Florida Florida Jaclyn Raulerson Plant City 20 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Christina McCauley Marietta 21 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist
Hawaii Hawaii Jalee Fuselier Hale'iwa 22 Vocal 2nd runner-up Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Miss Hawaii's Outstanding Teen 2005
Idaho Idaho Kylie Kofoed Eagle 19 Vocal
Illinois Illinois Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky New Baden 22 Tap Dance
Indiana Indiana Gabrielle Reed Bloomington 22 Vocal Non-finalist Talent
Iowa Iowa Pauli Mayfield Davenport 24 Vocal Ric Ferentz Non-finalist Interview
Kansas Kansas Lauren Werhan Wichita 20 Ballet en Pointe
Kentucky Kentucky Djuan Trent Columbus, GA[8] 24 Vocal Top 10 Contestants' Choice
Louisiana Louisiana Kelsi Crain Monroe 20 Ballet en Pointe 1st runner-up at Louisiana's Junior Miss 2008
Maine Maine Arrika Knights Chester 24 Tap Dance Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007
Maryland Maryland Lindsay Staniszewski Edgewater 22 Vocal Quality of Life Finalist Sister of Kasey Staniszewski, Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen 2007, Miss Maryland Teen USA 2009 and 3RD Runner up at Miss Teen USA 2009 and Later Miss Maryland USA 2013 and top 15 at Miss USA 2013.
Massachusetts Massachusetts Loren Galler-Rabinowitz Brookline 24 Piano Miracle Maker 2004 U.S. Ice Dancing Bronze Medalist
Michigan Michigan Katie Lynn LaRoche Bay City 23 Contemporary Dance Quality of Life, Miss Congeniality Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
Minnesota Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila Detroit Lakes 24 Piano Quality of Finalist, Non-finalist Talent, Louanne Gamba Instrumental Sister of Miss Minnesota 2001 Kari Knuttila
Mississippi Mississippi Sarah Beth James Madison 21 Piano Non-finalist Talent
Missouri Missouri Erika Hebron O'Fallon 24 Lyrical Dance Missouri's Junior Miss 2005
Montana Montana Kacie West Kalispell 21 Musical Theater Vocal Miss Montana USA 2013
Nebraska Nebraska Teresa Scanlan Gering 17 Piano Winner Preliminary Talent Youngest Miss America winner since Bette Cooper in 1937;[9] Later Miss Nebraska World 2015, 1st Runner-up at Miss World America 2015
Nevada Nevada Cris Crotz Mesquite 24 Vocal
New Hampshire New Hampshire Krystal Muccioli Nashua 20 Vocal
New Jersey New Jersey Ashleigh Udalovas Millville 22 Tap Dance Quality of Life 2nd runner-up Contestant at National Sweetheart 2007 & 2008
New Mexico New Mexico Madison Tabet Albuquerque 18 Jazz Dance Miss New Mexico's Outstanding Teen 2007
New York (state) New York Claire Buffie New York City 24 Contemporary Lyrical Dance Top 12 America's Choice Contestant at National Sweetheart 2008 as Miss Indiana, First contestant to campaign for the Miss America title on a gay rights platform[10]
North Carolina North Carolina Adrienne Core Erwin 22 Clogging Preliminary Talent, Non-finalist Talent
North Dakota North Dakota Beth Dennison Hutchinson, MN 21 Contemporary Dance
Ohio Ohio Becky Minger Sylvania 22 Vocal
Oklahoma Oklahoma Emoly West Edmond 25 Ballet En Pointe 4th runner-up Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness
Oregon Oregon Stephenie Steers Hillsboro 24 Vocal Top 15 Contestants' Choice
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Courtney Thomas Philadelphia 22 Fiddle Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2009
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Mariselle Morales San Juan 24 Vocal
Rhode Island Rhode Island Deborah Saint-Vil Providence 22 Vocal Top 15 Preliminary Talent
South Carolina South Carolina Desiree Puglia Simpsonville 22 Tap Dance
South Dakota South Dakota Loren Vaillancourt Huron 20 Gymnastics Dance
Tennessee Tennessee Nicole Jordan Memphis 21 Vocal
Texas Texas Ashley Melnick Fort Worth 21 Vocal Top 12
Utah Utah Christina Lowe Midway 21 Vocal Top 15
Vermont Vermont Caroline Bright St. Albans 20 Vocal Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen 2007
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Sheniqua Robinson Saint Croix 22 Dance
Virginia Virginia Caitlin Uze Arlington 22 Irish Dance Top 10 Quality of Life Finalist, Marion A. Crooker
Washington (state) Washington Jacquie Brown Vancouver 21 Vocal 3rd runner-up
West Virginia West Virginia Cali Young Glen Dale 24 Dance
Wisconsin Wisconsin Kimberley Sawyer Egg Harbor 23 Operatic Vocal
Wyoming Wyoming Alicia Grove Rock Springs 23 Jazz Dance

1 Age at the time of the Miss America pageant


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