Brown makes top five at Miss America

first_imgJacquie Brown of Vancouver advanced to the final five contestants vying for the title of Miss America on Saturday, but Miss Washington ended the night as third runner-up for the title behind the contest’s youngest winner in 90 years.Brown, who belted out “Papa was a Rolling Stone” by the Temptations in the talent portion of the program and spoke of the need to seek compromise and look after one another in the interview portion, will receive a $15,000 scholarship for her achievement.“Jacquie did an awesome job tonight,” said Cindy Donowitz, co-director of Miss Clark County Scholarship Organization, who attended the pageant. “She said that everyone on stage was a winner, and she was at peace with whatever the outcome would be.”Even before she walked on stage at the Planet Hollywood casino-resort in Las Vegas on Saturday, the judges had scored Brown on a range of metrics, including her talent, an interview, her poise in an evening gown, and the respect she has won from other contenders.She learned on live TV that she had advanced to the top 15, then the top 12, 10 and 5 before the judges rendered the final decision.“I was so excited for her,” Donowitz said. “We worked to get her to state and watched her mature over the past year, and it has just been amazing. The growth she’s accomplished over the past year — there are just no words for it.”last_img

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