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Miss America: The Preliminary Competition

The Miss America pageant is in full force, and we have photos from the preliminary competitions happening this week at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

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  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Contestants performed the traditional “Parade of States” introductions to One Direction’s “What Makes You Beautiful.” Miss Minnesota, Siri Freeh is in the front row, far left.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Siri’s Introduction to the audience. Each contestant is to share a fun fact about her state. “In my state spam comes in a can, not in your inbox,” Siri said.


  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Alicia Clifton, Miss Oklahoma. Won the preliminary talent award for her tap dance performance. 


  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Alicia Clifton, Miss Oklahoma. Won the preliminary talent award for her tap dance performance. 


  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina. Won the preliminary talent award for fitness.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Ali Rogers, Miss South Carolina. Won the preliminary talent award for fitness.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Siri with Preliminary Host, Dena Blizzard for on-stage question.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Siri with Preliminary Host, Dena Blizzard for on-stage question.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Siri with Preliminary Host, Dena Blizzard for on-stage question.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Siri with Preliminary Host, Dena Blizzard for on-stage question.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Panel of celebrity judges on stage enjoying a laugh.
 Sam Champion, McKayla Maroney, Daymond John, Cheryl Burke, Bradley Bayou. and Mary Hart (Left to right).
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton, with Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppler receiving her preliminary talent award.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8, 2013)
    Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton, with Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppler receiving her preliminary talent award.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    The contestants rehearse their opening number. 


  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Opening number and contestant introductions on the second night of preliminaries.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Our Miss Minnesota, Siri Freeh, introducing herself to the crowd. 

Siri: “From the state where women are goddesses because we walk on water from December through February, I am your Miss Minnestoa, Siri Freeh.”
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Siri waving to her fans.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Gold Medalist McKayla Maroney waves to the crowd during judge introductions.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Judge Cheryl Burke.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    ABC’s "Bachelor/ Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison stops by to say hello before he hosts the night of final competition on Saturday, January 12.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Siri in swimsuit competition. Swimsuit by Catalina.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Siri wearing Le SwaVasShe’ by Sandy.

  • Preliminary Competition, Day 2 (Jan. 9, 2013).
    Siri’s couture gown is a blush-colored column gown featuring a leather-like silk fabric bustier tied up in the back and filigree detailing on the hip. A long asymmetrical crinoline evening skirt in blush skin color metallic fabric cascades to a dramatic side train. The Miss Minnesota swirl patterns are highlighted by 3000 hand sewn little sequins and bugle beads, which are applied on the skirt in order to give an overall transparency effect.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Siri preparing to rehearse.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Siri rehearsing her talent on the Miss America stage.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler, at the Quality of Life awards press conference .
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Four Points award recipient, Whitney Wood, Miss Idaho, and Quality of Life award winners Chandler Lawson, Miss Tennessee, Anna Laura Bryan, Miss Alabama, and Joanna Guy, Miss Maryland.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Siri introduces herself to the crowd during the opening number.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Fellow Midwestern contestant, Calista Kirby, Miss South Dakota, performs a tumbling act during the talent portion of the competition.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Vocal/piano soloist, Rosie Sauvageau, Miss North Dakota (and Siri’s roommate), was the Preliminary Winner for talent.
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Siri performs her breathtaking lyrical dance to Cindy Morgan’s, “Make Us One.”
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Siri performs her breathtaking lyrical dance to Cindy Morgan’s, “Make Us One.”
  • Preliminary Competition – Day 3 (Jan. 10, 2013).
    Siri performs her breathtaking lyrical dance to Cindy Morgan’s, “Make Us One.”

The Miss America pageant is in full force, and we have photos from the preliminary competitions happening this week  at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Who will be the next Miss America? One fierce competitor will walk away with the crown Saturday, January 12. We’re rooting for Miss Minnesota’s Siri Freeh, of course! Tune in to ABC on Saturday at 8:00 p.m. CST to watch the pageant. missamerica.org

 


 

Images 7-10, Preliminary Competition – Day 1 (Jan. 8th, 2013). 

Siri with Preliminary Host, Dena Blizzard for on-stage question, based off the contestant’s platforms. Siri’s platform is “Living Heart Strong.”

Siri's question and answer:

Q: How do you promote heart-healthy living to people whose daily food and exercise choices have already put them at risk?

A: I say no change is too small. Don’t think it’s too late. Research shows that even small changes lower your risk for heart disease and other chronic diseases. So if it’s walking or just changing out one meal a day start small. 

 

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