Miss Maryland and Miss Illinois picked up prizes in the second day of preliminary Miss America competition in Las Vegas.
Miss Maryland Joanna Guy took top honors Wednesday after singing “I Dreamed a Dream” at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 21-year-old from Swanton, Md., will take home a $2,000 Amway scholarship. She was crowned Miss Maryland in the state pageant in Hagerstown last June.
Miss Illinois Megan Ervin took the trophy for the second round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category after modeling a Catalina swimsuit. The 23-year-old from Rushville, Ill., earned a $1,000 Amway scholarship for it.
Miss North Dakota and Miss Washington were winners on Thursday, the third and final day of preliminary competition.
Miss North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau took top honors Thursday after her piano and vocal rendition of "To Make You Feel My Love." The 24-year-old from Fargo, N.D., will take a $2,000 Amway scholarship home from the competition at Planet Hollywood resort.
Miss Washington Mandy Schendel took the trophy for the third round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category after modeling a strapless white Catalina swimsuit. The 22-year-old from Newcastle, Wash., earned a $1,000 Amway scholarship for it.
Miss Oklahoma and Miss South Carolina were winners Tuesday in the first day of preliminary competition.
Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton’s tap dance performance to “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” earned her top honors. The 21-year-old from Oklahoma City will take home a $2,000 Amway scholarship.
Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers took the trophy for the first round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category after modeling a white Catalina swimsuit. The 20-year-old from Laurens, S.C., will take home a $1,000 Amway scholarship.
Contestants were divided into three groups and competed in different categories during three nights of preliminaries. Their scores will factor in the finals, which will be broadcast live at 9 p.m. Saturday on ABC.