- Associated Press - Friday, September 18, 2015

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) - Miss Colorado has added to her winnings from Sunday’s Miss America competition after making an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The Greeley Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1KkPGcP ) Kelley Johnson of Windsor was a guest on Thursday’s show when DeGeneres presented her with a $10,000 scholarship.

Johnson, who is a 22-year-old nurse, caught the attention of DeGeneres after she answered a question during the competition about which woman she would pick to be the new face of the $10 bill. Her answer was DeGeneres, who she said inspired others and advocated for tolerance.

Johnson performed a monologue during the competition about working with an Alzheimer’s patient who reminded her of why she became a nurse. She finished as the second runner up.

Johnson has won $37,000 through Miss Colorado and Miss America.

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Information from: The Tribune of Greeley, Co, http://greeleytribune.com

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