Teresa Scanlan Crowned Miss America 2011

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Teresa Scanlan is more than the latest Miss America pageant winner. She's also a maker of history.

The 17-year old from Gering, Nebraska was named the youngest champion of all-time on Saturday night, earning the crown by performing "White Water Chopsticks" on the piano. She was the only contestant to neither sing nor dance.

A graduate of Scottsbluff High School, Scanlan has earned a $50,000 scholarship and will attend Patrick Henry College in the fall.

During her year-long tenure, Teresa said her main focus will be on eating disorders and how they affect her generation. If she can't fulfill her duties - and, really, you never know with beauty queens - the runner-up (Miss Arkansas, Alyse Eady) will take over.

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congrats teresa!!! good luck for this year:-)


hi how r u dr u very f9 plz sand photo ok my name debraj from india ur from ilove you dont mint


what a talented girl !


GOD has blessed her and she wants the World to know it. Beauty and Talent, and the love of GOD...she really does have "it all". I hope I live long enough to see you reach your goals in Government, we need people like you running our country.


I wish whoever wrote this article would have taken the time to do sufficient research. While Ms. Scanlan is one of the youngest winners, there have been two winners even younger. The first was Margaret Gormon in the pageant's first year, 1921. She won at the age of 15. The other, also 15, was Bette Cooper in 1937. It is very disappointing to read an article by someone who doesn't do their job correctly.


wow.. that's very nice shot for miss scanlan.. at the age of 17 sha accomplished a very good thing that many girls even older than her aspire .


Congratulations, Teresa... it's super to see a committed Christian achieve such prominence in a world that has lost its moral bearings. Keep your testimony humble and holy. Young people desperately need a roll model who is not afraid to stand for her Christian convictions. God bless you, Teresa. May your days as Miss America leave a legacy that will count for eternity.


i didnt watch the pagent, but ive seen her piano segment and her, shes very good and very pretty and i was under the impression it was a talent and beauty contest& she seems to have plenty of both.


she is very pretty and can play a piano like jerry lee. hard to believe a girl gets that talented and stunning by 17, but apparently they do.congrats ,good luck&god bless.


"Tom January 16th, 2011 12:17 PM Patrick Henry College is in my hometown. It's an ultraconservative school designed for homeschooled kids and states its purpose as the Christian takeover of the U.S. government. " So what? Considering how badly liberals have screwed up the country, why don't we give the Christians a chance again?