Miss America 2010

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Miss America 2010
DateJanuary 30, 2010[1]
PresentersMario Lopez[2]
VenueTheatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada
ReturnsPuerto Rico[1]
WinnerCaressa Cameron
Virginia Virginia
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Miss America 2010
DateJanuary 30, 2010[1]
PresentersMario Lopez[2]
VenueTheatre for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas, Nevada
ReturnsPuerto Rico[1]
WinnerCaressa Cameron
Virginia Virginia

Miss America 2010 was the 83rd Miss America pageant. It was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on January 30, 2010.[1] Miss America 2009, Katie Stam from Indiana, crowned her successor at the end of the event, Caressa Cameron from Virginia.

Contestants from all 50 states along with District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico[1] competed for the prestigious title. The pageant was broadcast live on TLC. This edition was the 5th year that Las Vegas hosted the pageant.

Fifteen contestants were selected as finalists. After competing in swimsuit, the judges selected the top 12, and three are eliminated. After competing evening gown, ten were selected to compete in talent, and two are eliminated. Then, three are eliminated and seven were selected prior to the final interview. At the end of the competition, the 4 runner-ups were announced first, followed by the new Miss America winner.



Final ResultsContestant
Miss America 2010
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 7
Top 10
Top 12
Top 15


* -- Selected by America's vote from the Miss America pre-pageant special, Miss America: Behind the Curtain.

** -- For the first time in pageant history, after 14 finalists were selected, contestant was voted by her fellow competitors as 15th finalist among the remaining 39 non-finalists.


Preliminary Awards[edit]

The Preliminary winners are

Preliminary Swimsuit
Preliminary Talent

Quality of Life Award[edit]

1st runner-up
2nd runner-up

Other Awards[edit]

Non-Finalist Talent
Dr. & Mrs. David B. Allman Scholarship
Miss Congeniality


The Miss America 2010 delegates are:

Alabama AlabamaLiz CochranHelena21Contemporary Jazz DanceQuality of Life Finalist
Alaska AlaskaSydnee WaggonerAnchorage23Operatic Aria
Arizona ArizonaSavanna TroupePhoenix23Baton Twirl
Arkansas ArkansasSarah SlocumSheridan23VocalTop 15America's Choice
California CaliforniaKristy CavinderOrange21Ballet en Pointe1st runner-upPreliminary Talent
Colorado ColoradoKatie LaymanAurora23Contemporary Lyrical DanceTop 12
Connecticut ConnecticutSharalynn KuziakSouthington22Theatrical Tap Dance
Delaware DelawareHeather LehmanMagnolia20Classical Opera
Washington, D.C. District of ColumbiaJen CoreyWashington22Vocal - OperaTop 10Contestant at National Sweetheart 2008
Florida FloridaRachael ToddOviedo22Irish Step Dance
Georgia (U.S. state) GeorgiaEmily CookMarietta22Oboe Solo
Hawaii HawaiiRaeceen Anuenue WoolfordHonolulu24HulaTop 7Miss Congeniality
Idaho IdahoKara JacksonNampa22Viola
Illinois IllinoisErin O'ConnorEvergreen Park20Ballet en Pointe
Indiana IndianaNicole Lynn PollardLafayette23Broadway VocalTop 15
Iowa IowaAnne Michael LangguthIowa City22Violin SoloQuality of Life Finalist, Non-Finalist TalentTop 10 at National Sweetheart 2008
Kansas KansasBecki RonenHutchinson21Classical Trumpet
Kentucky KentuckyMallory ErvinMorganfield24Vocal4th runner-upQuality of Life FinalistThe Amazing Race 17 Contestant along with her father Gary; America's Choice
Louisiana LouisianaKatherine PutnamShreveport23Piano3rd runner-upCMN Miracle Maker Award
Maine MaineSusanna StaubleGray22VocalNon-Finalist Talent Award
Maryland MarylandBrooke PoklembaWestminster24Vocal Performance
Massachusetts MassachusettsAmanda KellyBraintree23VocalContestant at National Sweetheart 2008; Sister of Tiffany Kelly, Miss Massachusetts USA 2006
Michigan MichiganNicole BlaszczykNovi22Lyrical DancePreliminary Talent, Non-Finalist Talent
Minnesota MinnesotaBrooke Kelly KilgarriffEagan20VocalQuality of Life Finalist, Non-Finalist Talent
Mississippi MississippiAnna TadlockBrandon23Vocal
Missouri MissouriTara OsseckSt. Charles23Tap DanceQuality of Life Finalist
Montana MontanaBrittany WiserBozeman21VocalQuality of Life FinalistMiss Montana USA 2011
Nebraska NebraskaBrittany JeffersOgallala23Broadway Style Jazz DanceTop 10Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2007
Nevada NevadaChristina KeeganGardnerville24Contemporary Ballet en PointeQuality of Life 2nd runner-up
New Hampshire New HampshireLindsey GrahamSandown22Vocal/Piano - Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah"Quality of Life 1st runner-up
New Jersey New JerseyAshley ShafferPerrineville22Classical Vocal
New Mexico New MexicoNicole MinerAlbuquerque23VocalTop 7Contestant at National Sweetheart 2008
New York New YorkAlyse ZwickScarsdale24Ballet en PointePreliminary SwimsuitContestant at National Sweetheart 2008
North Carolina North CarolinaKatherine Elizabeth SouthardMatthews23Ballet en Pointe
North Dakota North DakotaKatie RalstonCarrington22Musical Theatre Vocal - "One Hundred Easy Ways"
Ohio OhioErica GelhausSt. Henry21Classical Vocal/OperaFormer National Sweetheart 2007
Oklahoma OklahomaTaylor TreatAda22Ballet en Pointe - "Palladio"Top 12Quality of Life Award WinnerAmerica's Choice
Oregon OregonCC BarberScappoose23DanceTop 15Preliminary SwimsuitContestant's Choice; Contestant at National Sweetheart 2006
Pennsylvania PennsylvaniaShannon DoyleWilkes-Barre24Tap DanceDr. & Mrs. David B. Allman Scholarship
Puerto Rico Puerto RicoMiriam PabónLas Piedras24VocalPreliminary Swimsuit3rd Runner-up at Miss World Puerto Rico 2008 & Top 12 Semi-finalist at Miss International 2008.
Rhode Island Rhode IslandJulianna Claire StroutWatch Hill24VocalNon-Finalist Talent
South Carolina South CarolinaKelly Annette SloanGray Court24Vocal
South Dakota South DakotaMorgan PeckSioux Falls20Vocal
Tennessee TennesseeStefanie WittlerSoddy-Daisy22Vocal2nd runner-upQuality of Life Finalist
Texas TexasKristen BlairSouthlake22Classical VocalTop 10
Utah UtahWhitney MerrifieldLindon19Classical Piano
Vermont VermontLaura HallSouth Burlington22Musical Theater Dance
United States Virgin Islands Virgin IslandsShayla S. SolomonSt. Thomas24Steel Pan Drums
Virginia VirginiaCaressa CameronFredericksburg22Vocal PopMiss America 2010Preliminary Talent4th runner-up to National Sweetheart 2006
Washington (state) WashingtonDevanni PartridgeAuburn21Piano
West Virginia West VirginiaTalia Rochelle MarkhamRipley22Vocal
Wisconsin WisconsinKristina SmabyHolmen22Dance en Pointe
Wyoming WyomingAnna NelsonRock Springs19Character Pointe Dance


The seven judges for the competition were:[4]


  1. ^ a b c d "Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino to Host 2010 Miss America Pageant on TLC". Miss America Organization. 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ "MAO Announces 2010 Miss America Pageant Host". Miss America Organization. 2009-11-05. 
  3. ^ "2010 MISS AMERICA PAGEANT SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS". Miss America Organization. Retrieved July 25, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Miss America: Press Releases: MAO Announces the 2010 Miss America Pageant Judges". Miss America Organization. December 7, 2000. Retrieved 2013-06-22. 

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