Miss Nebraska, Teresa Scanlan, became champion of the 2011 Miss America pageant tonight. She has deep thoughts on foreign policy and radical transparency.
She won after strutting in a black bikini and a white evening gown, playing “White Water Chopped Sticks” on piano and telling the audience that when it comes to the website Wikileaks, security should come before public access to government information.
“You know when it came to that situation, it was actually based on espionage, and when it comes to the security of our nation, we have to focus on security first and then people’s right to know, because it’s so important that everybody who’s in our borders is safe and so we can’t let things like that happen, and they must be handled properly,” she said.
But I bet she could locate South Africa and The Iraq and the Asian Countries on a map. Anyway, I demand video and a remix, STAT.
From: http://www.boingboing.net/

Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan may have been crowned Miss American 2011, but the girl who really blew us away was Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady. She did a singing/yodeling ventriloquist act to “I Wanna Be a Cowboy Sweetheart” and it was quite possibly the best thing we’ve ever seen.
Some fun thoughts about Miss Arkansas:
Bsideblog says: “Miss Arkansas blew my mind” and “Fingers crossed that the ventriloquist wins.”
Writer Mark Lisanti says: “Miss Arkansas’ talent is VENTRILOQUIST YODEL-SINGING. F*** this pageant, elect her Emperor.”
Our boyfriend says, “I could watch that every morning and be like, ‘Yeah, let’s go!’”
We’re very happy for Teresa Scanlan, but we think Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady was robbed just a little bit.
UPDATE: We have since discovered via YouTube that Ms. Eady performed her yodeling ventriloquist act at the 2007 Miss America competition (must have been a preliminary night) while she was Miss Teen Arkansas. But she did it and included clog dancing (fast forward to the 2-minute mark). Alyse Eady wins the interwebs tonight.

From: http://blog.zap2it.com/

Miss America 2011

Posted on Jan 16 by Tatiana under

Miss America 2011, was the 90th Miss America pageant. Since the first Miss America pageant was held 90 years ago, in 1921, the Miss America Organization is celebrating its 90th anniversary in 2011. It was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 15, 2011. Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron from Virginia, crowned her successor Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska at the end of this event. Of note was Ms Scalan’s age. She being 17 and the youngest winner in the pagent’s history. Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico competed for the title of Miss America 2011. The pageant was broadcast live on ABC. This was the first pageant telecast on ABC since Miss America 2005.
The judges were Joy Behar from ABC’s The View, Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner Bell, television executive producer Mark Cherry, dancer Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars, actress Marilu Henner, orthopedic surgeon and shoe designer Taryn Rose, and country singer Mark Wills.
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