New Miss America first Alaskan, Korean American title holder
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — (AP) — The newly crowned Miss America has made history, becoming both the first Korean American and the first Alaskan to hold the title in the competition’s 100-year history. The final two contestants were Broyles and Lauren Bradford, Miss Alabama, and Broyles said she was thinking Bradford was going to make an amazing Miss America. “Although my mom is full Korean, she was born and raised right in Anchorage, Alaska,” Broyles said. Besides her mother’s position, her older brother, Brendan, has Down syndrome and competes in athletic events with Special Olympics Alaska. Broyles winning the Miss America title wasn't the first barrier broken by an Alaska woman this year.wftv.com
Emma Broyles, representing Alaska, crowned Miss America
There she is: Emma Broyles reacts after being crowned Miss America on Thursday night. (Jessica Hill/Associated Press)UNCASVILLE, Conn. — Emma Broyles, representing Alaska, was crowned Miss America on Thursday during an event marking the pageant’s 100th anniversary. Congratulations to Miss Alaska Emma Broyles who has been crowned Miss America in the competition's 100th annual event! Broyles won the Miss Alaska title in June, according to a post on the website of Arizona State University, where she is a junior honors student majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in voice performance. We cannot be content with things that are happening.”Also during the interview portion of the competition, Broyles spoke about her mental health.wftv.com
Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, crowned Miss America
APTOPIX Miss America Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts after being crowned Miss America, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) (Jessica Hill)UNCASVILLE, Conn. — (AP) — The contestant from Alaska was crowned Miss America at an event Thursday marking the competition's 100th anniversary. Emma Broyles from Alaska claimed the centennial crown and a $100,000 college scholarship. She emerged as the winner out of 51 contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia at the competition at a Connecticut casino. The finale that historically has been featured in a primetime television broadcast was available only to stream this year via NBC's Peacock service. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Former Miss America shares how pageant helps pave the way for womens’ success
ORLANDO, Fla. – When Ericka Dunlap was crowned Miss America in 2004, she didn’t realize it was a job she would have for the rest of her life. Dunlap won the Miss American 2004 title as the first and only Black Miss Florida, and with the crown came a legacy and a sisterhood. It’s really been an honor because I got to learn how to be a Miss America and be a real person with real woman issues. I credit Leanza Cornett who was the first Miss Florida to win Miss America. She helped me a lot by being transparent and really honest.”AdDunlap & former Miss America winners (Copyright 2021 by WKMG ClickOrlando - All rights reserved.)
Miss America competition leaving Atlantic City
The stage at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, for the 2018 Miss America contest. The Miss America Organization is trading one casino town for another as it moves its 2020 competition from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Uncasville, Connecticut, the organization announced Tuesday. The Miss America competition follows 51 women as they compete for scholarships to use to toward their community service efforts and education aspirations. At the end of the competition, one candidate will be selected as Miss America 2020, succeeding Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019. The Miss America pageant began in 1921 on the boardwalk of Atlantic City.
Scientist Who Won Miss Virginia With Experiment as Talent Vows to Bring Chemistry to Miss America
When it comes to the Miss America pageant, we're used to seeing contestants who dance, sing or play an instrument. But this year, you'll want to keep an eye on Miss Virginia. Biochemist Camille Schrier, 24, was crowned Miss Virginia at the end of June thanks in part to her impressive demonstration in the talent portion of the program. Sporting a lab coat, she blew away the competition with a colorful science experiment showing the catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide. Asked if she'll pull off the same stunt on the Miss America stage, Schrier told InsideEdition.com: "I think you will, it might be a little bit different."
Vanessa Williams on Miss America apology, "The Good Wife"
In 1983, Vanessa Williams made history as the first black person to be crowned Miss America. But she was forced to resign when nude photos of her were made public. She soon took back control of her career as a Grammy-nominated singer and an actress on the big screen. Williams joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss her Sunday debut on CBS’ “The Good Wife,” the public Miss America apology and her husband, Jim Skrip.cbsnews.com
High school student suspended for asking Miss America to prom
High school student suspended for asking Miss America to prom Reigning Miss America Nina Davulari was visiting a high school in York, Pennsylvania, when one of the students, 18-year-old Patrick Farves, asked her to the prom. Her rejection was sweet, but the school's wasn't - Farves was suspended for three days. Marlie Hall reports.cbsnews.com