Beginning with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 that spurred 1st wave feminism, the perception of women in America has always been complex & fluid. While it is theoretically possible that Miss America could evolve into a purely academic scholarship organization at this point in time the notion that beauty pageants are about anything other than outer beauty is belied both by the continued existence of the swimsuit portion & the fact that I'm expected to answer this question in just 20…
Shilah Phillips (born 1981) is an American entertainer, beauty contestant, and the 2006 winner of the Miss Texas title, She is the first African American winner of the coveted crown in its 75 year history. Phillips was named first runner-up to Miss America on January 29, 2007. She studied jazz music at Howard University and while there received the Most Outstanding Vocalist Award.
10 Common Questions Asked in a Miss America Interview
The Miss America interview is a panel-style interview with 5-7 judges that lasts for 10 minutes. It is worth 25% of the overall score. If you are planning to compete in an MAO local and have dreams of becoming Miss America, there are a few questions you will probably get in that interview.