Meet the new Miss America

17-year-old Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, was named Miss America 2011 after edging past 52 other fellow contestants.Teresa Scanlan, the youngest ever Miss Nebraska, is also a talented pianist.more photo after the break...


"It's important that everybody who's in our borders is safe and so we can't let things like that happen and they must be handled properly," she added.

Teresa Scanlan is the youngest Miss America since the pageant implemented age limits in the 1930s.

In the Q&A round, she was asked about whether she supports the legality Wikileaks. The Question was: Everybody's talking about the Wikileaks, how do we balance people's right to know with the need for government security? Teresa replied, "When it comes to the security of our nation, we have to focus on security first and then people's right to know."

Miss America contestants, from left, Kelsi Crain, Miss Louisiana, Lauren Werhan, Miss Kansas and Djuan Keila, Miss Kentucky, line up to appear on stage during the "Show Us Your Shoes" parade as part of the Miss USA contest.


Miss North Carolina, Adrienne Leigh Core during the Miss USA pageant.


From left, Miss Louisiana, Kelsi Crain, Miss Oregon, Stephanie Denise Steers, Miss Ohio, Becky Minger and Miss Kansas, Lauren Werhan, dance during the opening number of the Miss America pageant.


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