Miss Nebraska 2011 Teresa Scanlan is Miss America 2011 Winner
The 86th Miss America pageant was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas.The winner of Miss America 2011 was Miss Nebraska, 17-year-old Teresa
Scanlan. The pageant was broadcast on ABC.
Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron from Virginia, crowned Scanlan,
who will receive a $50,000 scholarship. Scanlan was the winner of this
week’s Preliminary Talent Award, for her piano playing.
Scanlan was home schooled up to her junior year in high school. She
was planning to attend Patrick Henry College, a Christian college in
Virginia, but put those plans on hold until the fall of 2011 after she
won Miss Nebraska.
Those plans will probably be deferred longer now
that she won the Miss America crown.
Scanlan, at age 17, is the youngest Miss America winner since 1921. The winner that year was 15-year-old Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia.