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Judges cut down Miss America field to 10 women
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Judges at the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas have reduced the field of contestants to a final 10 following swimsuit and eveningwear competitions.
Beauty contest winners from all 50 states plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands took the stage to vie for the title Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The remaining contenders include Miss Iowa Mariah Cary, who has Tourette’s syndrome.
Also, still in the hunt are:
_ Miss Texas DaNae Couch
_ Miss Tennessee Chandler Lawson
_ Miss Illinois Megan Ervin
_ Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton
_ Miss Wyoming Lexie Madden
_ Miss Maryland Joanna Guy
_ Miss New York Mallory Hagan
_ Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers
The remaining women will face off in talent and interview competitions.
The show is the culmination of a week of preliminary competitions and months of preparations.
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