Miss Virginia, Caressa Cameron, was crowned Miss America last night at the 2010 Miss America pageant:
The 22 year-old sang the “Dreamgirls” ballad “Listen,” rocked a bright-yellow evening gown, and exhorted kids to get off the couch and play outdoors — and did so with just enough spunk and charisma to win a $50,000 scholarship over 52 other women. Cameron emerged as an early favorite, having won a talent prize during preliminary competition this week. But the Virginia Commonwealth University communications major truly broke away from the pack during Saturday night’s interview portion. While the other six finalists gave halting answers, Cameron seemed prepared for the pop-question about what to do about the epidemic of teen obesity. Among the celebrity judges featured on Saturday’s broadcast: Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, who declared he was looking for four things in the future Miss A: “Poise, confidence, articulation, and she must like herself.”
Beautiful young woman, congrats to her!!