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Miss Nebraska wins 2011 Miss America pageant

January 15, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A new Miss America was crowned in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.

Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan, 17, captured the crown, beating 52 other young women from across the United States.

Scanlan is the first ever winner from Nebraska. She won a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run with the crown.

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

Miss California made it to the final 12.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.