The Miss American 2011 competition is well underway this week at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, with three nights of preliminary competition completed. The ladies wore black Swim n Sport bikinis for the all important Lifestyle & Fitness category.
Winning $1000 in the Preliminary Night 3 swimsuit round was the lovely Miss Oklahama – Emoly West. Tuesday and Wednesday night winners were Jalee Fuselier Miss Hawaii and Ashley Davis Miss Alabama. On a side note: Fuselier was named Miss Hawaii’s Outstanding Teen 2005.
Others showcased in our gallery below are: Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady, Miss California Abby Hancock, Miss Georgia Christina McCauley, Miss Louisiana Kelsi Crain, Miss Minnesota Kathryn Knuttila, Miss Mississippi Sarah Beth James, Miss New Mexico Madison Tabet, Miss New York Claire Buffie, Miss North Dakota Beth Dennison, Miss Tennessee Nicole Jordan and Miss Texas Ashley Melnick. Here are Miss America 2011 contestants photos and video. The 90th
annual pageant takes place Sat. Jan. 15, 2010 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on ABC, broadcast live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with hosts Chris Harrison of The Bachelor and Brooke Burke of Dancing With the Stars, Pictures, video and more info on the contestants and beauty competition below after the jump. On Saturday January 15th, a new Miss America will be crowned. Miss Virginia – the current reigning Miss America – will have to give up her throne and her all important crown. But who will be the new winner, the new gal about town, the new woman who will rise up from all 50 contestants and be crowned the new Miss America? Who will be the 90th woman named Miss America?
There have already been three days of preliminary competition and there are already some front runners! So far: Miss America will mark a big milestone on Saturday night when it crowns its newest winner.
The organization is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.
PICTURES: Miss America 2010
Three nights of preliminary competition has already taken place. On Thursday, Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan was named that night’s preliminary Talent winner for her piano performance. Miss Oklahoma Emoly West earned recognition as the night’s Lifestyle and Fitness (swimsuit) winner. Both won scholarship money. Let’s face it, Sunday is going to be pretty boring now that the Eagles are no longer vying for the Lombardi Trophy. It’s okay, we understand your frustration and know that watching other teams move on in the playoffs doesn’t help ease the pain. So, instead of sitting home and haunting yourself with the details of last week’s loss, Phillyist suggests taking a ride down the AC Expressway to support another group of fabulous men in tights, the contestants of the Miss’d America Pageant.?