Who Won the 2008 Miss America Pageant?
Date:Jan 26, 2008
Venue:Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV
Runner Up:Nicole Elizabeth Rash (Miss Indiana)
Misc:Host: Mark Steines
The 83rd Miss America pageant was held January 26, 2008 at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas. Kirsten Haglund, Miss Michigan, was crowned Miss America 2008.
There were three evenings of preliminary competitions. For the first time, the field was narrowed to sixteen contestants - 15 chosen by the judges and one by an internet vote.
After the swimsuit competition six more were eliminated. After the evening gown competition two more were eliminated.
Miss America 2008 Results:
WINNER: Kirsten Haglund (Miss Michigan)
First Runner-Up: Nicole Rash (Miss Indiana)
Second Runner-Up: Elyse Umemoto (Miss Washington)
Third Runner-Up: Hannah Kiefer (Miss Virginia)
Fourth Runner-Up: Jessica Jacobs (Miss North Carolina)
Top 8: Melissa Chaty (Miss California), Christina Thompson (Miss Wisconsin), Molly Hazlett (Miss Texas)
Top 10: Diana Reed (Miss Iowa), Leah Massee (Miss Georgia)
Top 16: Crystal Garrett (Miss South Carolina), Grace Gore (Miss Tennessee), Katie Bailey (Miss Arkansas), Kylie Williams (Miss Florida), Jill Stevens (Miss Utah - "People's Choice" semifinalist), Kimberly Morgan (Miss Mississippi)