Miss Virginia wins 2010 Miss America crown


Cameron, 22, won a USD 50,000 scholarship and the crown in Las Vegas yesterday after a pageant that started with 53 contestants. She outlasted her opponents in swimsuit, evening gown, talent and interview competitions.

Cameron is broadcast journalism student at Virginia Commonwealth University, and wants to become a news anchor.

When asked during the interview portion of the competition her thoughts on fighting childhood obesity, Cameron said parents should curb television and video games.
"We need to get our kids back outside, playing with sticks in the street like I did when I was little," she said.

"Expand your mind, go outside and get to see what this world is like."
Cameron said her win was a testament to her family's strength.

"You can be and become anything that you want to be, even Miss America," she said.
Miss California Kristy Cavinder was the first runner-up, winning USD 25,000.
The young women who came out on stage at the beginning of the pageant and danced to "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas are from all 50 states plus Washington, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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