Friday, January 14, 2011

Miss America 2011 Contestants

Here are Miss America 2011 contestants photos and video. The 90th annual pageant takes place Sat. Jan. 15, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, broadcast live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with hosts Chris Harrison of The Bachelor and Brooke Burke of Dancing With the Stars,

Pictures, video and more info on the contestants and beauty competition below after the jump
Pageant judges include Joy Behar, co-host of ABC’s The View and host of The Joy Behar Show on HLN; Miss America 1990, veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell; Marc Cherry, creator and executive producer of Desperate Housewives; professional dancer Tony Dovolani of Dancing with the Stars; actress and author Marilu Henner; fashion designer Taryn Rose; and country music star Mark Wills.

The pageant will feature a total of 53 contestants who represent the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Miss America 2010 is Caressa Cameron (picture above) will relinquish her crown to the 2011 winner.

The Miss America Organization offers some $45 million in scholarships annually to young women through its state and local organizations. is also a source of scholarship assistance; according to the official Web site, the organization offered in 2009 more than $45 million in scholarships through state and local organizations.

Here are the official photos of all 53 contestants

Here are additional images and video of 2010 Miss America contestants, including swimsuit and evening gown.

See also the official Facebook and Twitter for more pics and updates.

Miss America 2011 Preliminary winners were chosen during the course of three nights of competition. Winners will be posted when available; links to photo galleries are below.

Preliminary Winners – Night One Photos
Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier, Lifestyle & Fitness
Miss North Carolina – Adrienne Core, Talent

Preliminary Winners – Night Two Photos

Preliminary Winners – Night Three Photos

Complete List of 2011 Miss America contestants. Check back for updates on semifinalists and winners. Video is below. Check back for additional video.

* Miss Alabama – Ashley Davis
* Miss Alaska – Abby Hancock
* Miss Arizona – Kathryn Bulkley
* Miss Arkansas – Kathryn Bulkley
* Miss California – Arianna Afsar
* Miss Colorado – Melaina Shipwash
* Miss Connecticut – Brittany Decker
* Miss Delaware – Kayla Martell
* Miss District of Columbia – Stephanie Williams
* Miss Florida – Jaclyn Raulerson
* Miss Georgia – Christina McCauley
* Miss Hawaii – Jalee Fuselier
* Miss Idaho – Kylie Kofoed
* Miss Illinois – Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky
* Miss Indiana – Garbrielle Reed
* Miss Iowa – Pauli Mayfield
* Miss Kansas – Lauren Werhan
* Miss Kentucky – Djuan Trent
* Miss Louisiana – Kelsi Crain
* Miss Maine – Arikka Knights
* Miss Maryland – Lindsay Staniszewski
* Miss Massachusetts – Loren Galler Rabinowitz
* Miss Michigan – Katie LaRoche
* Miss Minnesota – Kathryn Knuttila
* Miss Mississippi – Sarah Beth James
* Miss Missouri – Erika Hebron
* Miss Montana – Kacie West
* Miss Nebraska – Teresa Scanlan
* Miss Nevada – Cris Crotz
* Miss New Hampshire – Krystal Muccioli
* Miss New Jersey – Ashleigh Udalovas
* Miss New Mexico – Madison Tabet
* Miss New York – Claire Buffie
* Miss North Carolina – Adrienne Core
* Miss North Dakota – Beth Dennison
* Miss Ohio – Becky Minger
* Miss Oklahoma – Emoly West
* Miss Oregon – Stephenie Steers
* Miss Pennsylvania – Courtney Thomas
* Miss Puerto Rico – Mariselle Morales
* Miss Rhode Island – Deborah Saint-Vil
* Miss South Carolina – Desiree Puglia
* Miss South Dakota – Loren Vaillancourt
* Miss Tennessee – Nicole Jordan
* Miss Texas – Ashley Melnick
* Miss Utah – Christina Lowe
* Miss Vermont – Caroline Bright
* Miss Virgin Islands – Sheniqua Robinson
* Miss Virginia – Caitlin Uze
* Miss Washington – Jacquie Brown
* Miss West Virginia – Cali Young
* Miss Wisconsin – Kimberly Sawyer
* Miss Wyoming – Alicia Grove