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Boardwalk Hall Arena
Formerly known as Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey
September 15, 2013
Hosts: Chris Harrison & Lara Spencer

The 53 Representatives
Miss Alabama - Chandler Champion Miss Alaska - Michelle Taylor Miss Arizona - Jennifer Smestad Miss Arkansas - Amy Crain Miss California - Crystal Lee Miss Colorado - Meg Kardos
Miss Connecticut - Kaitlyn Tarpey Miss Delaware - Rebecca Lee Jackson Miss District of Columbia - Bindhu Pamarthi Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones Miss Miss Georgia - Carly Mathis Miss Hawaii - Crystal Lee
Miss Idaho - Sarah Downs Miss Illinois - Brittany Smith Miss Indiana - Terrin Zoe Thomas Miss Iowa - Nicole Kelly Miss Kansas - Theresa Vail Miss Kentucky - Jenna Day
Miss Louisiana - Jaden Leach Miss Maine - Kristin Korda Miss Maryland - Christina Denny Miss Massachusetts - Amanda Narciso Miss Michigan - Haley Williams Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh
Miss Mississippi - Chelsea Rick Miss Missouri - Shelby Ringdah Miss Montana - Sheridan Pope Miss Nebraska - JaCee Pilkington Miss Nevada - Diana Sweeney Miss New Hampshire - Samantha Russo
Miss New Jersey - Cara McCollum Miss New Mexico - Alexis Victoria Duprey Miss New York - Nina Davuluri Miss North Carolina - Johna Edmonds Miss North Dakota - Laura Harmon Miss Ohio - Heather Wells
Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold Miss Oregon - Allison Elizabeth Cook Miss Pennsylvania - Annie Rosellini Miss Puerto Rico - Shenti Lauren Miss Rhode Island - Jessica Marfeo Miss South Carolina - Brooke Mosteller
Miss South Dakota - Tessa Dee Miss Tennessee - Shelby Thompson Miss Texas - Ivana Hall Miss Utah - Ciera Pekarcik Miss Vermont - Jeanelle Achee Miss Virgin Islands - Ashley Massiah
Miss Virginia - Desiree Williams Miss Washington - Reina Almon Miss West Virginia - Miranda Renee Harrison Miss Wisconsin - Paula-Mae Kuiper Miss Wyoming - Rebecca Podio

Preliminary Winners
Talent
September 10

Miss New Hampshire - Samantha Russo


September 11

Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh


September 12

Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones
Lifestyle & Fitness
September 10

Miss Mississippi - Chelsea Rick


September 11

Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold


September 12

Miss Georgia - Carly Mathis

Quality Of Life
The Quality of Life Awards were introduced in 1988 to recognize contestants who excel in their commitment to community service. These awards recognize those contestants who shine in their involvement with Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, the national platform of the Miss America Organization, and their own personal platform issue. The winner of the Quality of Life Award will receive a $6,000 scholarship, the first runner-up will win a $4,000 scholarship, and the second runner-up will win a $2,000 scholarship.
Finalists:
Miss Arkansas Amy Crain - Bullying: Prevention & Recovery
Miss Georgia Carly Mathis - Heart Health & Heart Safety
Miss Michigan Haley Williams - Through a Childs Eyes: Conquering Childhood Grief
Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick - Full Plates, Healthy States
Miss North Carolina Johna Edwards - Readers to Leaders
Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo - B.F.F.Be Friends First
Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller - College Application Day

Winners:
Winners of the The Quality of Life Awards for the 2014 Miss America Pageant recognizing community service: (L-R) South Carolina Brooke Mosteller (2nd); Michigan Haley Williams (Winner); Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo (3rd).

S.T.E.M. SCHOLARSHIPS
The Miss America Organization announced the first annual S.T.E.M. scholarships to the Miss America Foundation. These scholarships were introduced for contestants who study and want to work in the fields of science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM). The two recipients of the S.T.E.M. will receive an additional scholarships of $5,000 each.
Finalists:
Miss California Crystal Lee - Career Ambition: To start her own Technology company
Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick - Career Ambition: To become a neurologist specializing in pain management
Miss Nevada Diana Sweeney - Career Ambition: To become a college Math Professor
Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo - Career Ambition: To become the Director of the Rhode Island Department of Health
Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee - Career Ambition: To obtain masters degree in Kinesiology

Winners:
The winners of the $5,000 STEM Scholarship Awards are Miss California Crystal Lee and Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick.
Crystal Lee is a true advocate of the STEM philosophy. For 20 years, Crystal’s mother was the only female computer programmer in her department and saw first hand the male dominance in the technology field. Through her platform entitled Women in STEM, Crystal hopes to use her mother’s inspiration to promote STEM and break the barriers for women in STEM professions.
Chelsea Rick’s career ambition is to become a neurologist. She currently attends the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Through her education, Chelsea wants to work in the field of Kinesology.

FOURPOINTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD
Winner:
The winner of Fourpoints Scholarship Award is Miss Idaho Sarah Downs.

15 SEMI-FINALISTS
Swimsuit Competition:

America's Choice:
Miss Kansas - Theresa Vail
Judges Choices:
Miss California - Crystal Lee
Miss New York - Nina Davuluri
Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold
Miss Connecticut - Kaitlyn Tarpey
Miss Georgia - Carly Mathis
Miss Mississippi - Chelsea Rick
Miss Texas - Ivana Hall
Miss Arkansas - Amy Crain
Miss Missouri - Shelby Ringdahl
Miss Kentucky - Jenna Day
Miss Maryland - Christina Denny
Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones
Miss Wisconsin - Paula Mae Kuiper
Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh

TOP TWELVE
Evening Gown Competition:

Miss Maryland - Christina Denny
Miss Connecticut - Kaitlyn Tarpey
Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones
Miss Missouri - Shelby Ringdahl
Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold
Miss New York - Nina Davuluri
Miss Wisconsin - Paula Mae Kuiper
Miss Texas - Ivana Hall
Miss California - Crystal Lee
Miss Kansas - Theresa Vail
Miss Georgia - Carly Mathis
Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh

TOP TEN
Talent Competition:

Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold sang Everybody Says Don't.
Miss New York - Nina Davuluri performed a Bollywood dance.
Miss Kansas - Theresa Vail sang Puccini's Nessun Dorma.
Miss California - Crystal Lee performed a ballet dance.
Miss Connecticut - Kaitlyn Tarpey did an Irish step dance.
Miss Georgia - Carly Mathis sang On My Own from Les Miserables.
Miss Texas - Ivana Hall sang a jazzy Fever.
Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh played a scherzo on the violin.
Miss Maryland - Christina Denny sang a song from Wicked.
Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones who was wearing knee brace performed a baton-twirling routine.

TOP FIVE
Onstage Questions:

Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold
Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh
Miss California - Crystal Lee
Miss New York - Nina Davuluri
Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones


( photo credit: Miss America Organization )

WINNERS
Miss America: Miss New York - Nina Davuluri
1st Runner-up: Miss California - Crystal Lee
2nd Runner-up: Miss Oklahoma - Kelsey Griswold
3rd Runner-up: Miss Florida - Myrrhanda Jones
4th Runner-up: Miss Minnesota - Rebecca Yeh


Miss New York - Nina Davuluri, reacts after being crowned Miss America 2014 by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan during the Miss America Pageant at the historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 15, 2013. Nina became the second consecutive contestant from New York and the first contestant of Indian descent to win the Miss America Competition. She is also the first Miss America to be crowned in Atlantic City, the competition's birthplace, since 2005. ( photo credit: Miss America Organization )

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