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Saturday, November 22, 2008

Miss America 2009 Contest

Miss America 2009, the 84th Miss America pageant will held at the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on January 24, 2009.

The pageant will broadcast live on TLC from the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, only the fourth time that the pageant has been held outside Atlantic City.

The Miss America 2009 delegates :


State
Name
HometownAge
Talent
PlacementNotes
Alabama
Amanda Tapley
Birmingham20
Piano
Alaska
Stephany Jeffers
Anchorage23
Vocal
Arizona
Erin Nurss
Sierra Vista23
Dance
Arkansas
Ashlen Batson
Newark21
Flute
California
Jackie Giest
Vacaville22
Ballet
- #1
Colorado
Jamie Dukehart-Conti
Arvada23
Jazz Dance
- #2
Connecticut
Ashley Glenn
Hamden23
Lyrical Dance
Delaware
Galen Giaccone
Wyoming20
Piano
- #3
District of Columbia
Kate Grinold
Washington, D.C.22
Ballet
Florida
Sierra Minott
Fort Myers20
Jazz Dance
- #4
Georgia
Chasity Hardman
Columbus24
Vocal
- #5
Hawaii
Nicole Fox
Honolulu23
Tahitian Otea
Idaho
Elise Davis
Idaho Falls20
Vocal
Illinois
Katie Lorenz
Chicago24
Lyrical Dance
Indiana
Katie R. Stam
Seymour22
Vocal
- #7
Iowa
Olivia Myers
Sperry22
Tap Dance
Kansas
Emily Deaver
Augusta19
Vocal/Piano Performance
Kentucky
Emily Cox
Campbellsville22
Piano
Performance
- #6
Louisiana
Blair Abene
Hammond22
Vocal
- #8
Maine
Adrienne Watkinson
Topsham23
Violin
Maryland
Louise Schlegel
Silver Spring20
Vocal
- #9
Massachusetts
Alicia Zitka
West Springfield22
Lyrical Dance
- #10
Michigan
Ashlee Baracy
Westland23
Lyrical Dance
- #11
Minnesota
Angela McDermott
Austin24
Vocal
- #12
Mississippi
Christine Kozlowski
D'Iberville19
Jazz Dance
Missouri
Lacey Fitzgerald
Kansas City24
Vocal
Montana
Jennifer Hepner
Great Falls23
Belly Dancing
Nebraska
Gretchen Bergquist
Alliance24
Vocal
Nevada
Julianna Erdesz
Reno24
Vocal
New Hampshire
Natalie Shaw
Hooksett23
Vocal
New Jersey
Ashley Fairfield
Egg Harbor Township22
Jazz Dance
New Mexico
Christina Olmi
Albuquerque23
Vocal
New York
Leigh-Taylor Smith
New York City22
Vocal
North Carolina
Amanda Watson
Raleigh21
Vocal
- #13
North Dakota
Tessie Jones
West Fargo21
Piano
Ohio
Karissa Martin
Woodsfield21
Vocal
Oklahoma
Kelsey Cartwright
Collinsville20
Lyrical Dance
Oregon
Danijela Krstic
Beaverton24
Belly Dance
Pennsylvania
Kendria Perry
Nazareth23
Piano
Rhode Island
Francesca Simone
North Smithfield23
Vocal
South Carolina
Anna Perry
Florence23
Piano
South Dakota
Alexandra Hoffman
Eureka20
Vocal
- #14
Tennessee
Ellen Carrington
Jackson21
Classical Vocal
Texas
Rebecca Robinson
Buffalo24
Tap Dancing
- #15
Utah
Kayla Barclay
Manti18
Piano
Vermont
Ashley Wheeler
Lyndonville21
Vocal
Virgin Islands
Shamika K. Thomas
St. Thomas23
Vocal
Virginia
Tara Wheeler
Woodbridge24
Vocal
Washington
Janet Harding
Yelm21
Piano
West Virginia
Kayla Lynam
Short Gap21
Piano
Wisconsin
Briana Lipor
Racine22
Vocal
Wyoming
Courtney Gifford
Sheridan19
Comedic Vocal



Note :


#1:1st runner up Miss California Teen USA 2002, 3rd runner up Miss Teenage California 2004, Miss Teen of the Nation 2004, Miss Teen Paradise Valley 2000, Miss Teen Vacaville 2002, Miss Vaca Valley 2006
#2:Broncos Cheerleader
#3:Delaware Junior Miss 2006
#4:Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2005
#5:Second African-American to represent the state in the Miss America Pageant, Sherri Hill Model
#6:Aunt is Nancy Jane Cox, Miss Kentucky 1990 (Both won same local title (Miss Bowling Green) before winning state title)
#7:Miss Kentuckiana Teen 2002
#8:Miss Teen Louisiana 2002
#9:Attends the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
#10:Graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst, Won national online K-mart Style competition
#11:Michigan's Junior Miss 2003, Danced with Mario Lopez trom "Dancing with the Stars"
#12:Performed the National Anthem at the Opening of the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota
#13:Miss Garner 2008, Miss ANTSO 2005 (Sweetheart Division)
#14:Previously Miss South Dakota Teen USA 2006
#15:Graduate of Texas A&M University



Ref :
* Miss America official website
* Wiki



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