Miss Virginia wins 2010 Miss America crown
Published: Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 10:24 p.m.
LAS VEGAS— Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron has won the 2010 Miss America title after strutting in a yellow dress, belting Beyonce's "Listen" from "Dreamgirls" and telling kids they should get outside more often.
Cameron won a $50,000 scholarship and the crown in Las Vegas after a Saturday night pageant that started with 53 contestants.
Cameron, a 22-year-old from Fredericksburg, Va., outlasted her opponents in swimsuit, evening gown, talent and interview competitions.
Miss California Kristy Cavinder was the first runner-up, winning $25,000.
Cameron is a broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and wants to become an anchor.
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