Miss Virginia wins 2010 Miss America crown


Miss America contestants arrive at the 2010 Miss America Pageant, in this Jan. 21, 2010 file photo taken at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

AP Photo/Eric Jamison, FILE
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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