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Miss America 2012

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Miss America 2012, the 85th Miss America pageant, was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts of Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada on Saturday, January 14, 2012. Miss America 2011, Teresa Scanlan from Nebraska, crowned her successor Laura Kaeppeler from Wisconsin at the end of this event. It was broadcast live on ABC.[3] All 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico competed for the title.

Chris Harrison[2] and Brooke Burke, for the second year in a row, hosted the pageant.



Final results Contestant
Miss America 2012
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 13
Top 15

* - America's Choice

** - Saved by eliminated delegates after Swimsuit Competition to compete in Evening Gown as a "wild card"[6]


Preliminary awards

Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness

Quality of Life award

Results Contestant Platform
Winner Alzheimer's Awareness Research
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up

Duke of Edinburgh awards

Medal Contestants

Other awards

Awards Contestant
Miss Congeniality
Children's Miracle Network (CMN) Miracle Maker Award
Four Points Award
Non-finalist Talent Award
Ric Ferentz Non-finalist Interview Award


The seven judges for the competition were:[9]


State Name Hometown Age Talent Platform Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Courtney Porter[10] Clay 25 Tap Dance Mentoring At-Risk Youth Through the Boys and Girls Clubs of America Top 13 Duke of Edinburgh
Alaska Alaska Katy Lovegreen[11] Anchorage 21 Dance Speak Out: Promoting Public Speaking and Debate Programs for Youth Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
Arizona Arizona Jennifer Sedler[12] Chandler 20 Jazz Dance Supporting Children with Life Threatening Illnesses 3rd runner-up
Arkansas Arkansas Kristen Glover Stuttgart 21 Tap Dance Second Chances Through Mentoring Quality of Life Finalist
California California Noelle Freeman[13] Culver City 21 Ballet en Pointe A Promising Future for Autism 4th runner-up Miss Teenage California 2007, Miss Teen World U.S. 2007 & 2008
Colorado Colorado Diana Dreman[14] Boulder 23 Dance The American Cancer Society - The Official Sponsor of Birthdays Daughter of Miss America 1974 Rebecca Ann King
Connecticut Connecticut Morgan Amarone[15] Hamden 23 Jazz Dance The Power of Pink: Cancer Education Awareness Duke of Edinburgh
Delaware Delaware Maria Cahill[16] Newark 20 Irish Dance Project 16 - 26: Drive Safe, Drive Smart Non-finalist Talent
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Ashley Boalch Sandy Spring, MD 23 Vocal Making Cents: The Next Generation of Business Owners Non-finalist Interview
Florida Florida Kristina Janolo Winter Park 24 Vocal America's Wake Up Call - Protect Our Environment Top 13 Duke of Edinburgh Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Michaela Lackey[17] Marietta 21 Classical Ballet En Pointe PASSION: Performing Artists Serving Society In Our Neighborhoods Previously Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen 2007
Hawaii Hawaii Lauren Cheape[18] Mililani 23 Jump Rope Routine C.A.R.E. - Collegiate Athletes Reaching Everyone Quality of Life Finalist, Preliminary Talent, Non-finalist Talent Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
Idaho Idaho Genevieve Nutting[19] Boise 21 Piano Building the 3 C's Through Girl Scouts - Courage, Character, and Confidence Fourpoints Previously Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen 2006

Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
Illinois Illinois Hannah Smith[20] Huntley 20 Ballet en Pointe Distracted Driving... FOCUS! Top 10
Indiana Indiana Jackie Jerlecki[21] Goshen 23 Vocal Support the Arts - A Vital Part of a Vibrant Community
Iowa Iowa Jessica Pray[22] Johnston 19 Classical Vocal Saving Lives Through the Gift of Blood Donation Top 10
Kansas Kansas Carissa Kelley[23] Winfield 24 Dance No Kid Hungry Previously Miss Kansas Teen USA 2004
Kentucky Kentucky Ann-Blair Thornton Bowling Green 22 Piano Alzheimer's Awareness Research Quality of Life Previously Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2007
4th runner-up at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008

1st runner-up at National Sweetheart 2010 pageant
Louisiana Louisiana Hope Anderson[24] Monroe 23 Dance Pilots for Patients Top 10 Miracle Maker, Duke of Edinburgh Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
Maine Maine Julia Furtado[25] Dayton 19 Vocal Leadership Among Our Youth Duke of Edinburgh
Maryland Maryland Carlie Colella[26] Hagerstown 21 Contemporary Dance Empowerment of Women: Creating an Equal Opportunity for Success
Massachusetts Massachusetts Molly Whalen Middleborough 20 Vocal Smart Smiles: Promoting the Importance of Oral Health
Michigan Michigan Elizabeth Wertenberger[27] Dundee 22 Dance Continue to Dream: Giving Hope to Children with Chronic Illnesses Quality of Life 2nd runner-up, Duke of Edinburgh
Minnesota Minnesota Natalie Davis[28] Dassel 21 Vocal Autism Awareness: The Missing Piece Quality of Life Finalist Previously Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen 2006

Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
Mississippi Mississippi Mary Margaret Roark[29] Cleveland 20 Piano J.E.W.E.L.S. for Alzheimer's
Missouri Missouri Sydney Friar[30] El Dorado Springs 22 Vocal Reconnecting the Family Unit
Montana Montana Veronika Ohlinger[31] Cooke City 23 Vocal Inspiring America: Dare to Dream Previously Miss West Virginia's Outstanding Teen 2005[32]
Nebraska Nebraska Kayla Batt[33] Alliance 21 Vocal Make Music Rock: The Importance of Music Education Non-finalist Talent, Miss Congeniality Previously Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen 2007

Top 10 and Miss Congeniality at National Sweetheart 2010 pageant
Nevada Nevada Alana Lee Las Vegas 22 Vocal Patriotism: Rock the Vote
New Hampshire New Hampshire Regan Hartley[34] Dover 20 Vocal Stand Up: Bullying Awareness in Our Community Quality of Life 1st runner-up
New Jersey New Jersey Katharyn Nicolle[35] Wenonah 20 Dance Reading for the Right Reasons Previously Miss New Jersey's Outstanding Teen 2008
New Mexico New Mexico Sarina Turnbull[36] Alamogordo 24 Ballet en Pointe Turn the Page to a Lifetime of Reading Contestant at National Sweetheart 2009
New York (state) New York Kaitlin Monte[37] Rochester 22 Vocal That's Enough! Coming Together to End Bullying 2nd runner-up Quality of Life Finalist, Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness 1st runner-up at National Sweetheart 2008 as Miss Florida
North Carolina North Carolina Hailey Best[38] Goldsboro 20 Operatic Vocal The Live On Foundation Top 15 Duke of Edinburgh
North Dakota North Dakota Ariana Walker[39] Bismarck 20 Contemporary Lyrical Dance Ronald McDonald House of Charities: Raising Awareness, Funds, and Hope Duke of Edinburgh Previously Miss North Dakota's Outstanding Teen 2008

Previously Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2010
Ohio Ohio Ellen Bryan Celina 23 Vocal When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors - Promoting Lightning Awareness Quality of Life Finalist, Duke of Edinburgh
Oklahoma Oklahoma Betty Thompson[40] Davenport 22 Irish Dance Milk, It Really Does a Body Good! 1st runner-up Preliminary Talent, America's Choice Covered the 2013 Miss America Pageant as a TMG Pageant Newwork Reporter
Oregon Oregon Caroline McGowan[41] Waukee, IA 20 Vocal American Red Cross - Disaster Preparedness
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Juliann Sheldon Plum 21 Jazz Dance Mental Health Awareness
Puerto Rico Puerto Rico Laura Ramirez Arecibo 21 Ballet en Pointe Transforming Lives: Promoting Values and Developing Dreams Duke of Edinburgh
Rhode Island Rhode Island Robin Bonner[42] Westhampton, NY 20 Lyrical Dance Heart to Heart: Women's Cardiac Care Spread Awareness
South Carolina South Carolina Bree Boyce Florence 22 Classical Vocal Eating Healthy and Fighting Obesity Top 13 Duke of Edinburgh
South Dakota South Dakota Anna Simpson Brookings 21 Piano Give Back Volunteer Network
Tennessee Tennessee Erin Hatley Collierville 20 Vocal Volunteerism: Connecting People with Opportunities Top 10
Texas Texas Kendall Morris Ennis 20 Piano Leukemia: Living for a Cure Top 10 Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Winner Previously Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen 2006
Utah Utah Danica Olsen Tooele 21 Dance Prescription Drug Addiction Awareness Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness
Vermont Vermont Katie Levasseur Burlington 21 Scottish Highland Dance Youth of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow Duke of Edinburgh
United States Virgin Islands Virgin Islands Camila Daniels Saint Thomas 18 Flute Keep Music Alive in Public Education
Virginia Virginia Elizabeth Crot Chesapeake 24 Vocal Get Involved - Change Your World! Top 15
Washington (state) Washington Brittney Henry Edgewood 24 Fiddle Promoting Higher Education for Low-Income Families Non-finalist Talent Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
West Virginia West Virginia Spenser Wempe Martinsburg 19 Lyrical Dance The Wounded Warrior Project and Veteran's Welfare Duke of Edinburgh Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
Wisconsin Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler Kenosha 23 Operatic Vocal Children of Incarcerated Parents Miss America 2012 Preliminary Talent Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
Wyoming Wyoming Catherine Brown Richardson, TX 24 Pop Vocal & Sign Language Interpretation Traumatic Brain Injury Prevention and Awareness Duke of Edinburgh


  • Montana - Veronika Ohlinger was originally the 1st runner-up but later was crowned Miss Montana 2011 to replace the original winner Taryn Chuter, who resigned due to a knee injury that required surgery.[43][44]


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