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Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan
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Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011, has already had a busy year promoting her personal platform Eating Disorders; A Generation at Risk, while traveling around the country! Join Valerie as she talks with Teresa about what it’s like to be Miss America, the 2011 pageant, and what advice she has for contestants who are looking to compete in local and state pageants. Whether you're pageant competitor or just a pageant fan, you do not want to miss this entire hour dedicated to Miss America!
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Pageant Talk Radio: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan
Teresa remembers her whirlwind crowning moment, and talks about being crowned Miss America at such a young age. Also – how she managed to get through a bad hair day to capture the crown, how she won her state pageant, and why her platform is so important to her.
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Pageant Talk Radio: More with Teresa Scanlan
In part two, we’ll learn more about what she’s doing to support her platform, and the fab clothes she gets to wear as fashion correspondent for Joseph Ribkoff. Then, she has prep advice for those getting for their spring pageants, and she also shares an important life lesson she’s learned about the way we treat others.
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Teresa Scanlan
At 17 years of age, Teresa is the youngest Miss Nebraska ever crowned. She won the Miss America title on January 15, 2011, becoming the first Miss Nebraska to win the title, and the youngest winner in 74 years

Scanlan was home-schooled until her junior year of high school, before attending Gering High School part-time for half of her junior year. She graduated early from Scottbluff High School in the spring of 2010 after taking a double load of classes throughout high school. Teresa was named a Salutatorian for the Scottsbluff class of 2010. While at Scottsbluff High School, she played the lead role Sharpay Evans in Disney's High School Musical Onstage. She also participated in choir, show choir, and speech. In her spare time, Teresa enjoys singing, acting, dancing, playing piano and guitar, composing songs, baking, participating in activities with her local church, and making clothes out of duct tape, among many other hobbies.

She won the title of Miss Nebraska on June 5, 2010, when she received her crown from outgoing titleholder Brittany Jeffers. Scanlan’s platform is “Eating disorders: A generation at risk.” Scanlan’s passion to combat eating disorders stems from a friend who struggled with bulimia. Scanlan did research about eating disorders for her friend and discovered how rampant it was across the nation. She hopes to educate children and adults alike as to the signs and risks of eating disorders, as well as how and where to get help for themselves or a loved one. Her competition talent is piano. After winning the title of Miss Nebraska, Scanlan announced that she was taking a year off from school to fulfill her duties as Miss Nebraska, and that she had deferred enrollment to Patrick Henry College until the fall of 2011.

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