Miss Nebraska crowned new Miss America

The five remaining finalists, from left, Jalee Fuselier, Miss Hawaii, Jacquie Brown, Miss Washington, Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska, Emoly West, Miss Oklahoma and Alyse Eady, MIss Arkansas, stand together during the Miss America pageant, Saturday, Jan. 15, 2011 in Las Vegas. Teresa Scanlan, Miss Nebraska was named Miss America 2011. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

January 16, 2011 6:55:51 AM PST
A 17-year-old from Nebraska has become the youngest winner of the Miss America crown in 90 years after beating 52 other young women from across the United States.

Teresa Scanlan won a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run with the crown at the competition Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood casino and resort in Las Vegas.

She is the youngest Miss America since the pageant's first competition in 1921, which Margaret Gorman of the District of Columbia won at age 15.

Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady won $25,000 as first runner-up, while Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier won $20,000 for third place.

It was the pageant's 90th anniversary.

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