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Miss America 2015, the 88th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 14, 2014.[1][2] Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri crowned the winner, Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, making it the third consecutive year that a Miss New York won the Miss America crown; New York thus became the first state to have a Miss America winner three years in a row.[3] It was broadcast on ABC, UniMás, and streamed to mobile devices via the WatchABC app as well as Xbox One consoles via its live TV functionality. Tickets for the 2015 Miss America competition went on sale in spring 2014.[1] Chris Harrison and Lara Spencer returned as co-hosts.[4] The panel of judges included: Gary Vaynerchuk, Marc Cherry, Kathy Ireland, Lee Ann Meriwether, Donald Driver, Shawn Johnson, and retired Army Brig. Gen. Anne MacDonald.[4]

Contents

1 Results

1.1 Placements 1.2 Awards

1.2.1 Preliminary Awards 1.2.2 Quality of Life Award 1.2.3 Other awards

2 Contestants 3 References 4 External links

Results[edit] Placements[edit]

Final results Contestant

Miss America 2014

New York - Kira Kazantsev[5]

1st runner-up

Virginia - Courtney Garrett

2nd runner-up

Arkansas - Ashton Campbell

3rd runner-up

Florida - Victoria Cowen

4th runner-up

Massachusetts - Lauren Kuhn

Top 10

Alabama - Caitlin Brunell Mississippi - Jasmine Murray Ohio - Mackenzie Bart Oklahoma - Alexandra Eppler Tennessee - Hayley Lewis

Top 12

Iowa - Alysa Olson Kentucky - Ramsey Carpenter

Top 16

Connecticut - Acacia Courtney Idaho - Sierra Sandison* North Dakota - Jacky Arness** Texas - Monique Evans

* - America's Choice ** - Judge's Choice Awards[edit] Preliminary Awards[edit]

Awards Contestant

Lifestyle and Fitness

Florida - Victoria Cowen Oklahoma - Alexandra Eppler Maryland - Jade Kenny

Talent

Ohio - Mackenzie Bart Kentucky - Ramsey Carpenter Pennsylvania - Amanda Smith

Quality of Life Award[edit]

Results Contestant Platform

Winner

Alabama - Caitlin Brunell

"Caitlin's Closet: One Stop Shopping for Life"

1st runner-up

Delaware - Brittany Lewis

“Domestic Violence Awareness”

2nd runner-up

Maryland - Jade Kenny

”The Rainbow Organization”

Finalists

Kansas - Amanda Sasek Mississippi - Jasmine Murray Nebraska - Megan Swanson New Jersey - Cierra Kaler-Jones Oklahoma - Alexandra Eppler Virginia - Courtney Garrett

Various platforms

Other awards[edit]

Awards Contestant

Miss Congeniality

North Dakota - Jacky Arness

STEM Scholarship Award

Georgia - Maggie Bridges Massachusetts - Lauren Kuhn New Mexico - Jessica Burson Ohio - Mackenzie Bart Vermont - Lucy Edwards

Non-finalist Interview Award

Louisiana - Lacey Sanchez

Non-finalist Talent Award

Indiana - Audra Casterline Nevada - Ellie Smith North Carolina - Beth Stovall Pennsylvania - Amanda Smith West Virginia - Paige Madden

Contestants[edit]

State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Awards Notes

Alabama Caitlin Brunell[6] Tuscaloosa 22 Dance "Let It Go" from Frozen Top 10 Quality of Life Award Winner Daughter of former NFL quarterback, Mark Brunell

Previously Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen 2007 Crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008

Alaska Malie Delgado[7] Anchorage 19 Vocal

Contestant on The Price is Right and The X Factor

Arizona Alexa Rogers[8] Scottsdale 23 Dance

Arkansas Ashton Campbell[9] Hindsville 20 Vocal "Via Dolorosa" 2nd runner-up

Previously Miss Arkansas's Outstanding Teen 2011

California Marina Inserra[10] San Diego 24 Vocal "Bring Him Home"

Colorado Stacey Cook[11] Littleton 23 Tahitian Dance "Runaway Baby"

Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012

Connecticut Acacia Courtney[12] Hamden 21 Ballet en Pointe "Kitri's Variations (Don Quixote)" Top 16

Previously Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen 2009

Delaware Brittany Lewis[13] Wilmington, Brigantine, NJ 24 Jazz Dance

Quality of Life Award 1st runner-up 1st runner-up at Miss Delaware 2014; Assumed title when Amanda Longacre was dethroned

District of Columbia Teresa Davis[14] Hoschton, GA 23 Piano "Malaguena"

Born in South Korea

Florida Victoria Cowen[15] Panama City 21 Dance "Note to God" 3rd runner-up Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award Thought to be 1st runner-up at Miss Florida 2014; Assumed title one week later due to miscount on tabulation

Georgia Maggie Bridges[16] Brinson 21 Vocal "Bridge Under Troubled Water"

STEM Scholarship Award

Hawaii Stephanie Steuri[17] Kalaheo 20 Hula "The Prayer"

Mother competed as Miss Maui at Miss Hawaii 1977

Idaho Sierra Sandison[18] Twin Falls 20 Vocal Top 16 (America's Choice)

Is a Type 1 diabetic[19]

Illinois Marisa Buchheit[20] Chicago 24 Operatic Vocal “Je veux vivre” from Roméo et Juliette

Indiana Audra Casterline[21] Fishers 23 Vocal "Over the Rainbow"

Non-finalist Talent Award Contestant at National Sweetheart 2012

Iowa Alysa Lou Olson[22] Des Moines 21 Vocal "If I Loved You" from Carousel / Vocal "How Will I Ever Know" Top 12

Previously Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen 2010

Kansas Amanda Sasek[23] Moberly, MO 23 Vocal "I Don't Know My Own Strength"[24] / Vocal "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me"

Quality of Life Award Finalist

Kentucky Ramsey Carpenter Hartford 23 Fiddle "Sally Goodin'" and "Orange Blossom Special" Top 12 Preliminary Talent Award Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012

Louisiana Lacey Sanchez[25] Baton Rouge 24 Vocal

Non-finalist Interview Award

Maine Audrey Thames[26] Topsham 18 Comedic Monologue "Yma Dream"

Maryland Jade Kenny[27] Madison 23 Contemporary Ballet en Pointe "Everybody Dance Now"

Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award

Quality of Life Award 2nd runner-up Washington Redskins cheerleader

Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn[28] Boston / Aberdeen, WA 23 Piano "Valse Dramatico" by Melody Bober 4th runner-up STEM Scholarship Award

Michigan Kaitlyn Maviglia[29] Dundee 21 Dance "Be Italian" from Nine

Diagnosed with Sensorineural hearing loss at age 9

Minnesota Savannah Cole[30] Brainerd 18 Vocal "Somebody to Love" by Queen / Vocal "House of the Rising Sun"

Mississippi Jasmine Murray[31] Columbus 22 Vocal "Something's Got a Hold on Me" Top 10 Quality of Life Award Finalist Previously Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen 2007 Top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008

American Idol season 8 finalist

Missouri Jessica Hartman[32] Pueblo, CO 23 Dance "Steppin' Out with My Baby"

Previously Miss Colorado USA 2010 3rd runner-up at Miss USA 2010 pageant

Miss Intercontinental 2011 representing United States

Montana Victoria Valentine[33] Missoula 22 Vocal "Danny Boy" and accompanied herself on the harp / Vocal & Harp "I Won't Give Up" (at Preliminaries)

Previously Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen 2008

Nebraska Megan Swanson[34] Omaha 20 Vocal "You Raise Me Up"

Quality of Life Award Finalist

Nevada Ellie Smith[35] Henderson 17 Vocal "Somebody to Love"

Non-finalist Talent Award Sister of Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen 2014, Amy Smith

Previously Miss Nevada's Outstanding Teen 2012

New Hampshire Megan Cooley[36] Auburn 19 Vocal "On My Way" written by Ali Tamposi and Fernando Garibay

New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones[37] Galloway 21 Dance "Listen" by Beyoncé

Quality of Life Award Finalist Born with hip dysplasia

New Mexico Jessica Burson[38] Roswell 20 Jazz Dance "Steam Heat" from 1954 Broadway musical The Pajama Game, written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross

STEM Scholarship Award

New York Kira Kazantsev[39] Manhattan 23 Vocal with Cup Percussion "Happy" by Pharrell Williams Miss America 2015

Previously Miss California Jr. and Miss California Preteen

North Carolina Beth Stovall[40] Goldsboro 20 Classical Vocal "Chi Bel Sogno di Doretta"

Non-finalist Talent Award

North Dakota Jacky Arness[41] Fargo 21 Vocal "Feeling Good" written by English songwriters Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Top 16 (Judges' Choice) Miss Congeniality Previously North Dakota's Junior Miss 2011 Top 10 at Miss America's Junior Miss 2011

Ohio Mackenzie Victoria Bart[42] Columbus 22 Ventriloquism "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award

STEM Scholarship Award Contestant on Funny or Die Presents: America's Next Weatherman

Oklahoma Alexandra Eppler[43] Edmond 24 Dance “Wonderland" / Dance "Titanium" (at Preliminaries) Top 10 Preliminary Lifestyle & Fitness Award

Quality of Life Award Finalist

Oregon Rebecca Anderson[44] Oregon City 23 Vocal

Pennsylvania Amanda Fallon Smith[45] Dade City, FL 21 Vocal "Wishing You Were Somewhere Here Again" from The Phantom of the Opera

Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Talent Award

Puerto Rico Yarelis Salgado[46] Toa Alta 20 Flamenco Fusion

Rhode Island Ivy DePew[47] Providence 23 Flute "Devil Went Down to Georgia" by the Charlie Daniels Band

Contestant at National Sweetheart 2013

South Carolina Lanie Hudson[48] Spartanburg 23 Clogging "Think" by Aretha Franklin

Competed on America's Got Talent with dance troupe

South Dakota Meridith Gould[49] Sioux Falls 19 Dance en Pointe "Hedwig's Theme"

Previously Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen 2012

Tennessee Hayley Lewis[50] Nashville/ Independence, MO 21 Vocal "I (Who Have Nothing)" Top 10

Texas Monique Evans[51][52] Austin 22 Ballet en Pointe "Requiem for a Tower" Top 16

Utah Karlie Major[53] Logan 20 Dance "Forget About the Boy" from Thoroughly Modern Millie

Vermont Lucy Edwards[54] Burlington 19 Vocal "I Am Changing" from the Dreamgirls cast album / Vocal "You'll Never Walk Alone"

STEM Scholarship Award

Virgin Islands Ashley Gabriel[55] Orlando, FL 19 Vocal "Rolling in the Deep" by Adele

Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett[56] Pamplin 21 Opera (Classical Vocal) "Parla Piu Piano" from The Godfather 1st runner-up Quality of Life Award Finalist Previously Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen 2009 Top 10 at Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2010

Washington Kailee Dunn[57] Kennewick 22 Vocal "Someone Like You"

West Virginia Paige Madden[58] Moundsville 21 Vocal "Gravity"

Non-finalist Talent Award

Wisconsin Raeanna Mary Johnson[59] Holmen 24 Dance "Hallelujah" by Alexandra Burke

First woman to hold the Miss Wisconsin title two times; she had previously held the 2011 title after Laura Kaeppeler was crowned Miss America 2012

3rd runner-up at National Sweetheart 2011

Wyoming Jessie Allen[60] Lander 24 Dance

Younger sister of Miss Wyoming USA 2012, Holly Allen

References[edit]

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AL: Caitlin Brunell GA: Maggie Bridges ID: Sierra Sandison KY: Ramsey Carpenter MO: Jessica Hartman MS: Jasmine Murray NJ: Cierra Kaler-Jones NY: Kira Kazantsev NV: Ellie Smith OR: Rebecca Anderson TN: Hayley Lewis TX: Monique Evans VA: Courtney Garrett WA: Kailee Dun

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