Teresa Scanlan Photos: Miss America 2011 Biography

teresa-scanlan-photos-miss-america-2011-biogrpahyTeresa Scanlan, who was Miss Nebraska 2010, is Miss America pageant winner. She is also a history maker.

Teresa Scanlan was born February 6, 1993 in Gering, Nebraska. She won the Miss America title on January 15th 2011.

Teresa 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” and her competition talent is piano. At 17 years of age, she is the youngest Miss Nebraska ever crowned.

She was home-schooled until her junior year of high school, before attending Gering High School for half of her junior year. She graduated early from Scottsbluff High School in the spring of 2010 after taking a double load of classes throughout high school.

After winning the title of Miss Nebraska, Teresa 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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