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VIDEO: Teresa Scanlan Is Youngest Miss America Winner In 90 Years

Jan. 16 2011, Published 7:30 a.m. ET

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She may only be 17 years-old, but Teresa Scanlan wowed the Miss America judges, and Saturday night she walked away with the coveted title.  You can watch a clip of the moment she received her crown in Las Vegas here on

Scanlan is the youngest winner since the very first Miss America competition 90 years ago when 15-year-old Margaret Gorman won.

Representing Nebraska, Scanlan played piano as her talent. In the interview portion, she adeptly handled a question about balancing the WikiLeaks revelations against the public's right to be informed.

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She called the dissemination of classified documents "espionage" and said "we have to focus on security first and then people's right to know."

Teresa is expected to travel almost a quarter-million miles for speaking engagements and other personal appearances during her year as Miss America.  Fortunately, a full wardrobe was part of her prize package along with a $50,000 college scholarship for the lawyer-to-be.

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