- Associated Press - Saturday, January 15, 2011

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The 2011 Miss America pageant is down to its final five contestants.

The only contestants who were asked a question during the interview portion were Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier; Miss Washington Jacquie Brown; Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan; Miss Oklahoma Emoly West, and Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady.

That means the eliminated beauty queens were Miss Arizona Kathryn Bulkley; Miss California Arianna Afsar; Miss Delaware Kayla Martell; Miss Virginia Caitlin Uze, and Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent.

The questions ranged in topics from health care to Wikileaks, the website.

The winner gets a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run with the crown as the pageant celebrates its 90th anniversary.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP’s earlier story is below.

LAS VEGAS (AP) _ Just 10 beauty queens remain in the 2011 Miss America pageant after contestants from Texas and New York were eliminated just before the talent competition.

The 10 contestants who showcased their talents Saturday night in Las Vegas were: Miss Nebraska Teresa Scanlan, Miss Washington Jacquie Brown, Miss Arizona Kathryn Bulkley, Miss California Arianna Afsar, Miss Oklahoma Emoly West, Miss Hawaii Jalee Fuselier, Miss Delaware Kayla Martell, Miss Virginia Caitlin Uze, Miss Arkansas Alyse Eady and Miss Kentucky Djuan Trent.

Miss Texas Ashley Melnick and Miss New York Claire Buffie were eliminated when Trent was called to perform.

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