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2012 Miss America Pageant Contestants Continued

Dec 29, 2011

Before you sit down to watch these beauties grace the stage at the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Casino Resort on January 14th in their beauty pageant dresses learn about all of the 2012 Miss America Pageant contestants. In this post will introduce you to eight more contestants of the 2012 Miss America Pageant.

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Miss Ohio – Ellen Bryan, 23, from Celina recently graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts in telecommunications from Ball State University. Ellen has competed in many pageants. In addition to Miss Ohio 2011, she has also been crowned Miss Lake Festival 2008, Miss Miami Valley 2010. Ellen’s talent is vocal.

Miss Oklahoma – Betty Thompson, 23, from Davenport is a senior at Oklahoma State University where she studies elementary education. Her talent is Irish step dancing, which she has been doing since she was 11-years-old.

Miss Oregon – Caroline McGowan is a 20-year-old from Waukee. Caroline is a new media communications major at Oregon State University. After graduating, she hopes to begin a career in event planning or public relations. Her talent is vocal

Miss Pennsylvania – Juliann Sheldon, 21, from Plum Borough is a Dean’s List student at Point Park University where she is studying advertising and public relations. Juliann is fairly new to the pageant world, as she began competing in pageants in December 2010. Her talent is lyrical dance.

Miss Puerto Rico – Laura Ramirez, 21, from Arecibo is a graduate of the Univeridad del Sagrado Corazon. In the future Laura wants to take graduate classes for journalism and she also wants to become certified as a master in sign language. Her talent is Ballet en Pointe.

Miss Rhode Island – Robin Elizabeth Bonner is a 20-year-old from West Hampton, New York. Robin is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island. One day she hopes to work as a fashion editor for an international magazine. Robin’s talent is jazz dancing.

Miss South Carolina – Bree Boyce, 22, from Florence is a student at Francis Marion University. Bree’s platform issue, eating healthy and fighting obesity, is personal to her. This beautiful beauty queen beat the odds and shed 112 pounds! Bree’s talent is vocal.

Miss South Dakota – Anna Simpson is a 21-year-old from Rapid City. Anna studies business economics at South Dakota State University, where she is also a member of three honor societies. Her talent is playing the piano.

Tune in to ABC on Saturday, January 14th and see which one of these beauty queens is crowned Miss America 2012. Check out our blog next week to learn about the last 10 contestants!

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