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Miss America – A Virginia Gal!

31 Jan

The new Miss America hails from Virginia, guys. Eat your hearts out!

Caressa Cameron, a Fredericksburg native, currently enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth in Richmond took the title last night –

Miss America - Caressa Cameron

Caressa Cameron, formerly Miss Virginia, wins Miss America 2010 title

A 22-year-old woman who represented Virginia was named the winner Saturday night in the 2010 Miss America pageant.

At the competition, held in Las Vegas, Caressa Cameron of Fredericksburg, a Virginia Commonwealth University communications major, won one of the oldest and most celebrated titles in American popular culture.

“Take away the TV, take away the video games, set some standards for our children!” she answered unhesitatingly in the interview portion of the contest, in which she was asked what to do about the epidemic of childhood obesity.

As winner of the pageant, which is in its 88th year, she is to receive a $50,000 scholarship.

Her talent was listed as singing, (vocal pop) and Saturday night she sang the “Dreamgirls” ballad “Listen.” Her platform was listed as AIDS education.

She went to Massaponax High School before VCU, and has been a dean’s list student. Her career ambition is to work as an anchor for a television news station, according to the site.

Jen Corey, 22, Miss D.C., was in the top 10. Cameron follows two other winners from Virginia, Nicole Johnson in 1999 and Kylene Barker in 1979.

And uhhhh… For the guys out there –

Caressa Cameron

 
6 Comments

Posted by on January 31, 2010 in News

 

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6 responses to “Miss America – A Virginia Gal!

  1. Big Don

    January 31, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    Miss Am Pageant would have far more credibility, and sky-high ratings, if they just let Tiger Woods pick the candidates…

     
    • btx3

      January 31, 2010 at 7:04 PM

      Starting with the A’s – I’m not sure even Tiger could make it to Georgia, using his system!

       
  2. brotherbrown

    January 31, 2010 at 5:24 PM

    Nice pic, Can I get a “reverse angle” view?

     
    • btx3

      January 31, 2010 at 7:14 PM

      Haven’t found one of those yet, BB…

      It hasn’t been for lack of trying. :)

       
  3. urbanleftbehind

    February 1, 2010 at 11:02 AM

    Whitley Gilbert Realized!!!

     
    • btx3

      February 1, 2010 at 1:25 PM

      Think she is a Military brat – which would deny that Southern Belle stereotype. Dated some women who were into Beauty Contests in my youth – It’s a whole different world.

       

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