List of 2012 Miss America contestants. See who is competing for the Miss America crown.
53 contestants will compete for the 2012 Miss America title on Saturday, February 14 at the Planet Hollywood Casino and Resort in Las Vegas. The pageant will air on ABC at 9:00 p.m, ET/PT and feature the country's finest. Who make up the list of contestants for this year's Miss America cast?
2012 Miss America Contestants:
Miss Alabama, Courtney Porter; Miss Alaska, Katy Lovegreen; Miss Arizona, Jennifer Sedler; Miss Arkansas, Kristen Glover; Miss California, Noelle Freeman; Miss Colorado, Diana Dreman; Miss Connecticut Morgan Amarone; Miss Delaware, Maria Cahill; Miss District of Columbia, Ashley Boalch; Miss Florida, Kristina Janolo; Miss Georgia, Michaela Lackey; Miss Hawaii, Lauren Kealohilani Cheape; Miss Idaho, Genevieve Nutting; Miss Illinois, Hannah Smith; Miss Indiana, Jackie Jerlecki; Miss Iowa, Jessica Pray; Miss Kansas, Carissa Kelley; Miss Kentucky, Ann-Blair Thornton; Miss Louisiana,Hope Anderson; Miss Maine, Julia Furtado; Miss Maryland, Carlie Colella; Miss Massachusetts, Molly Whalen; Miss Michigan, Elizabeth Wertenberger; Miss Minnesota, Natalie Davis; Miss Mississippi, Mary Margaret Roark; Miss Missouri, Sydney Friar; Miss Montana,Veronika Ohlinger; Miss Nebraska, Kayla Batt; Miss Nevada, Alana Lee; Miss New Hampshire, Regan Hartley; Miss New Jersey, Katharyn Nicolle; Miss New Mexico, Sarina Turnbull; Miss New York, Kaitlin Monte; Miss Ohio, Ellen Bryan; Miss Oklahoma, Betty Thompson; Miss Oregon, Caroline McGowan; Miss Pennsylvania, Juliann Sheldon; Miss Puerto Rico, Laura Ramirez; Miss Rhode Island, Robin Bonner; Miss South Carolina, Bree Boyce; Miss South Dakota, Anna Simpson; Miss Tennessee, Erin Hatle; Miss Texas, Kendall Morris; Miss Utah, Danica Olsen; Miss Vermont, Kate Levasseur; Miss Virgin Islands, Camila Daniels; Miss Virginia, Elizabeth Crot; Miss Washington, Brittney Henry; Miss West Virginia, Spenser Wempe; Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler; Miss Wyoming, Catherine Brown
Preliminary competition starts on Tuesday and continues into Wednesday. The women have Thursday and Friday free and come back Saturday when the semi-finalists will be selected. Contestants will be judged on a combination of judges scores and through public votes. The public can view videos of the contestants or choose who they like on Facebook. It is a competition where beautiful women come together for recognition to do good in society. Some of the women overcome unsurmountable odds to compete in the pageant. One of the contestants in this year's competition lost 114 pounds and is now part of the 2012 Miss America cast.
See who wins the title when Miss America 2012 airs Saturday, January 14 on ABC at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.
Sources: Facebook Miss America web site