Miss Arkansas wins preliminary talent competition in Miss America

Amos Herrera
September 11, 2016

Miss Maryland Hannah Brewer was the Lifestyle and Fitness winner Wednesday night in the second night of preliminaries at the 2017 Miss America Competition.

Tuesday night is the first of three nights of preliminary competition lasting through Thursday. Miss America officials said Shields receives a $2,000 scholarship.

Miss Nebraska, Aleah Peters, wowed the audience with her baton twirling skills, and Miss Connecticut, Alyssa Rae Taglia, impressed with her high kicks.

Lewis will have her on stage question Wednesday night.

Contestants compete in the evening gown portion of the Miss America pageant on Tuesday.

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Miss District of Columbia and Miss Tennessee were declared the winners of the first night of the Miss America competition preliminaries Tuesday.

"One piano can create 1,000 musicians", she said. "Hopefully we got to tell our story a bit".

With 52 women vying for the crown, finding a way to stand out from the crowd is imperative, and contestants traditionally incorporate their home state into a humorous introduction of themselves.

"I'm just so glad it's something that we've kept going as a tradition for the Miss America Organization", Miss America Betty Cantrell said of the parade during a press conference.

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