Miss America Teresa Scanlan is 17 years old. She is the youngest Miss America since age limitations were set in 1938, and the first ever from Nebarska. In the videos has always been interested in law and government, as well as politics. She hopes to be a federal judge one day and says “the dream of president and Supreme Court justice is certainly still there.”
While she doesn’t tip us on the side of the aisle she favors, I’m betting she is conservative, as most MA winners are. Her pageant “question” was about National Security and WikiLeaks. Here’s what she said:
“You know when it came to that situation, it was actually based on espionage and when it comes to the security of our nation, we have to focus on security first and then people’s right to know, because it’s so 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,”…
“At this point, attorneys and politicians are looked down on and have terrible reputations for being greedy and power hungry and I really think it’s important for people who have their heart and mind in the right place get into those powerful positions,” she told the AP.
First runner-up was Miss Arkansas, Alyse Eady. I am not one who mocks or derides the Miss America Pageant, which is one of the finest education scholarship funders available for women. I believe it serves a wonderful purpose, and can’t believe I forgot to tune-in Saturday night. The second video is an interview just after Scanlan takes the crown. Source: NYDaily.
Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan likes Law and Politics (video)
Miss America Teresa Scanlan Interview (video)