|Miss America 2001|
|Date||October 14, 2000|
|Presenters|| Donny Osmond |
|Venue||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey|
|Winner|| Angela Perez Baraquio |
Miss America 2001, the 74th Miss America pageant, was broadcast from on the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, October 14, 2000 on ABC Network. This was the first time that the pageant took place outside its traditional month of September. It was moved to October because the 2000 Summer Olympics were held in September.
Miss America is an annual competition that is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 25. Originating in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue", the contest is now judged on competitors' talent performances and interviews. As of 2018, there is no longer a swimsuit portion to the contest, or consideration of physical appearance. Miss America travels about 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 24 to 48 hours, touring the nation and promoting her particular platform of interest. The winner is crowned by the previous year's titleholder.
Boardwalk Hall, formerly known as the Historic Atlantic City Convention Hall, is an arena in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States. It was Atlantic City's primary convention center until the opening of the Atlantic City Convention Center in 1997. Boardwalk Hall was declared a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1987. The venue seats 10,500 people for ice hockey, and at maximum capacity can accommodate 14,770 for concerts. Boardwalk Hall is the home of the Miss America Pageant.
Atlantic City is a resort city in Atlantic County, New Jersey, United States, known for its casinos, boardwalk, and beaches. In 2010, the city had a population of 39,558. It was incorporated on May 1, 1854, from portions of Egg Harbor Township and Galloway Township. It borders Absecon, Brigantine, Pleasantville, Ventnor City, Egg Harbor Township, and the Atlantic Ocean.
|Miss America 2001|
|Lifestyle and Fitness|
|1st runner-up||Overcoming Disabilities|
|2nd runner-up||Environmental Education|
|Alabama||Jana Sanderson||Birmingham||21||Vocal||Top 10|
|Alaska||Audrey Solomon||Anchorage||21||Classical Violin||Non-finalist Talent|
|Arizona||Kristen Vatt||Mesa||20||Character Dance|
|Arkansas||Sara Harris||Forrest City||20||Vocal|
|California||Rita Ng||Tracy||22||Classical Piano||2nd runner-up||Preliminary Talent|
|Connecticut||Renelle Richardson||Branford||18||Tap Dance|
|Delaware||Junnie Cross||Dover||20||Vocal||Preliminary Talent, Non-finalist Talent|
|District of Columbia||Rashida Jolley||Washington, D.C.||20||Harp|
|Florida||Candace Rodatz||Orange Park||24||Baton|
|Hawaii||Angela Perez Baraquio||Honolulu||24||Hula - set to the song "Come Follow Me, I Am Hawaii" by Cathy Foy, a mashup of "Hawaii" (from the film Hawaii ) and "Follow Me" (from the film Mutiny on the Bounty )||Winner||Preliminary Swimsuit|
|Idaho||Christina Tiel||Nampa||21||Classical Vocal|
|Illinois||Jennifer Powers||Andover||21||Classical Vocal||Preliminary Talent, Non-finalist Talent|
|Indiana||Betsy Bobel||Peru||23||Gymnastics||Sister of Miss Indiana USA 2006 Bridget Bobel|
|Iowa||Theresa Uchytil||Urbandale||24||Baton||Quality of Life 1st runner-up|
|Kansas||Amy Shaw||Derby||22||Classical Piano|
|Kentucky||Whitney Boyles||Louisville||22||Vocal||4th runner-up||Preliminary Swimsuit|
|Louisiana||Faith Jenkins||Shreveport||23||Vocal||1st runner-up||Preliminary Swimsuit, Preliminary Talent, Quality of Life|
|Maine||Renee Belanger||Washburn||22||Jazz Dance|
|Maryland||Sonia Amir||Beltsville||24||Classical Piano|
|Massachusetts||Michelle Neves||New Bedford||23||Vocal||Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 1994|
|Michigan||Che'Vonne Burton||Livonia||22||Jazz Dance||Top 10||Miss Michigan Teen USA 1997|
|Mississippi||Christy May||Pontotoc||24||Piano||3rd runner-up||Preliminary Swimsuit|
|Missouri||Arron Wendel||Lawson||23||Modern Dance|
|Montana||Jana Jo LaBree||Ekalaka||24||Gospel Vocal|
|Nebraska||Jill Pennington||Omaha||23||Vocal||Non-finalist Talent, Non-finalist Interview|
|Nevada||Tiffanie Story||Reno||19||Vocal||Non-finalist Talent|
|New Hampshire||Lauren Meehan||Nashua||19||Vocal|
|New Jersey||Jill Horner||Gloucester||21||Vocal||Top 10||Quality of Life 2nd runner-up|
|New Mexico||Martha Cobb||Roswell||21||Tap Dance|
|New York||Kelly Falgiano||Lancaster||21||Classical Piano|
|North Carolina||Lorna McNeill||Lumberton||24||Vocal||Non-finalist Talent|
|North Dakota||Carrie Haberstroh||Lisbon||21||Classical Piano|
|Oklahoma||Krstin Steveson||Broken Arrow||23||Classical Vocal||Non-finalist Talent|
|Pennsylvania||Melissa Jeka||Warminster||23||Ballet||Top 10|
|Rhode Island||Jennifer St Laurent||Warwick||24||Vocal|
|South Carolina||Heather Hudson||Lexington||22||Classical Vocal||Non-finalist Talent|
|South Dakota||Nicole Nigg||Sisseton||24||Vocal|
|Tennessee||Beth Hood||Cleveland||21||Vocal||Non-finalist Talent||Miss Tennessee USA 2003 and 4th runner-up at Miss USA 2003|
|Texas||Tara Watson||Lufkin||22||Vocal||Top 10|
|Utah||Jami Palmer||Tremonton||20||Classical Piano||Non-finalist Talent|
|Virginia||Jacqueline Cook||Colonial Heights||24||Dance|
|Washington||Semmelle Ford||Tacoma||19||Classical Vocal|
|West Virginia||Jodi Clark||Moundsville||22||Ballet en Pointe|
|Wisconsin||Joya Zamora||Kenosha||23||Vocal||Non-finalist Talent|
1 Age as of September 2000
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