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Sunday
Jan162011

Miss America: Youngest Winner In 90 Years

Photo Courtesy - ABC News(LAS VEGAS) -- 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan of Nebraska has become the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years.

Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a year-long rein with the crown after beating out 52 other contestants Saturday night at Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas. She is the youngest Miss America since the pageant's first competition in 1921, which Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

First runner-up Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady won $25,000, while Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier won $20,000 for third place.

Caressa Cameron, who was crowned Miss America last year, handed off the coveted crown to the new winner after a two-hour competition.

Contestants hailed from each state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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