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Miss America Parade of Shoes

    Miss America Parade of Shoes

    Written by Nikki Artale
    Photos by Nikki Artale
    The Miss America Organization brought back the “DSW Show Us Your Shoes Parade” which showcased the shoes and costumes of the 53 Miss America Contestants. The parade had been a tradition in Atlantic City NJ and was dropped when the pageant moved to Las Vegas. Now after 6 years it returned, much to everyone’s delight. The parade was held at The Paris Hotel at the Arc de Triomphe with Robin Leach as the Master of Ceremonies. Video      Parade of Shoes

    The Miss America Organization is celebrating its 90th Anniversary with over 45 former Miss America’s and also Teen Representatives. Mayor Oscar Goodman issued a proclamation making January 15, 2011 Miss America Day. Video    Proclamation

    It was an exciting day for everyone, especially the previous Miss America who was in attendance. Looking beautiful as ever was Miss Bee Bee Shopp, Miss America 1948,
    Carissa Cameron, Miss America 2010 sat in the audience and you could tell from her smile that she was enjoying the festivities.
    Carissa Cameron Miss America 2010

    As the contestants walked around the fountains in the Arc, everyone got a front row view of the beautiful decorated shoes.
    Miss Alaska Abby Hancock
                                             Miss California Arianna Afsar

                                                           Miss Florida Jaclyn Raulerson
    Miss Hawaii Jakee Kate Fuselier
                                              Miss Illinois Whitney Thorpe-Klinsky
                                                           Miss Kansas Lauren Werhan
                                                           Miss Louisiana Kelsi Crain

                                                           Miss Nevada Cris Crotz
                                                           Miss New Jersey Ashleigh Udalovas
                                                           Miss Pennsylvania Courtney Elizabeth Thomas

                                             Miss America 2011
                                                            Teresa Scanlon
    Teresa Scanlon, Miss Nebraska is the youngest person to win the title of Miss America.

    She played White Water Chopsticks on the piano as her talent. Teresa Scanlon’s platform is on eating disorders, which affects a lot of people.
    Teresa is from the small town of Gerig, Nebraska and plans a career in law and wants to be a Supreme Court Judge. She will attend law school after her reign of Miss America is completed next year. Her title brings her a $50,000 scholarship. Miss America pageants gives away 45 million dollars in scholarships.

    First Runner up Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady
    Second Runner up Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier
                                                          Fourth Runner up Miss Oaklahoma Emoly West

    Six decades of Miss Americas came on stage and all were elegant and beautiful.

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