17-Year-Old Nebraskan Crowned Miss America

BY: OSKAR GARCIA LAS VEGAS – A 17-year-old Nebraskan too young to cast a ballot has captured enough votes to win the Miss America crown, kickstarting her hopes of going to law school and eventually becoming a politician. “I want to be there making sure that I stand up for what’s right, stand up for […]

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Miss America Back on Network TV in 3-Year ABC Deal

By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS — Miss America is getting back to network television in time for her 90th birthday. The beauty pageant has signed a three-year deal with ABC, with plans to air next year’s competition live on Jan. 15, pageant officials said. “It’s a wonderful deal,” Sam Haskell, chairman of […]

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TLC Declines to Renew Miss America TV Contract

By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS — Miss America’s three year run on TLC is over after the cable network chose not to renew its television contract with the beauty pageant. TLC declined on Monday to say why it was cutting ties with the 89-year-old competition after the pageant’s broadcast attracted 4.5 million […]

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22-Year-Old Goes From Miss Va. To Miss America

By OSKAR GARCIA Associated Press Writer LAS VEGAS — A 22-year-old Virginia woman who said she once thought her only talent was singing is the nation’s newest Miss America, emerging from a field of 53 contestants picked for their beauty, compassion and interview savvy. Caressa Cameron, a broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University, now […]

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