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New Miss America Teresa Scanlan Explains Why She Thinks Beauty Pageants Are Still Relevant (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Jan 18th 2011 9:10AM
At seventeen-years-old, Teresa Scanlan is the youngest Miss America winner since 1921.

After taking the tiara Sunday , she stopped by 'Fox & Friends' (weekdays, 6 AM ET on Fox News), where co-host and former Miss America Gretchen Carlson asked Scanlan how she was going to react when people questioned the relevance of beauty pageants in "today's society", which apparently happened to Carlson a lot during her reign in 1989.

"(Miss America) focuses on idealism and that is something I think America has moved away from. We are so about being realistic, that we feel that is opposite of being idealistic. I think it's important we still have those ideals, the American ideal of having a good example, a role model other kids can look up to that we really don't find anymore," Scanlan said.

We're not quite sure how much sense that makes, but, then again, we didn't always make a whole of sense when we were seventeen either.

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17-Year Old Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan Becomes Youngest Miss America in 73 Years (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Jan 17th 2011 2:25AM
Teresa Scanlan, 'The 90th Annual Miss America Pageant'Teresa Scanlan came into the '90th Annual Miss America Pageant' (Sat., 9PM on ABC) with a pretty impressive resume already. At only 17 years of age, she had already graduated a year early from high school and was the youngest-ever winner of the Miss Nebraska competition.

At the Miss America Pageant, she won the Preliminary Talent Award for her impressive talent on piano, which wowed the audience and judges alike. In the question-and-answer segment, Scanlan was asked how to balance the public right to know with national security, in light of the WikiLeaks scandal.

"When it comes to the security of our nation, we have to focus on security first and then people's right to know," she responded. "Because it's so important that everybody within our borders is safe."

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Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, Crowned Miss America 2011

by Michael Maloney, posted Jan 16th 2011 4:30AM
Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011The Miss America pageant has been around for 90 years, but a Miss Nebraska had never won the title -- until last night when Teresa Scanlan was announced Miss America 2011.

At 17, Scanlan is also the youngest Miss America since Margaret Gorman, the pageant's first winner, won at the age of 16 way back in 1921.

Scanlan showed her confidence early on in the program. She predicted that she'd win the top prize in a short pre-taped video that was shown after she was announced as the second semi-finalist.

"I'm going to be the next Miss America because I know I can make a difference and change lives and the next Miss America needs to be able to inspire and restore hope," Scanlan said.

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