Miss America 2003

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Miss America 2003
Date September 21, 2002
Presenters Wayne Brady
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster ABC
Winner Erika Harold
Illinois Illinois
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Miss America 2003, the 76th Miss America pageant, was televised live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday, September 21, 2002 on the ABC Network. The pageant was won by Erika Harold of Illinois.[1]



Final results Contestant
Miss America 2003
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 10
Top 15


Awards Contestant
Lifestyle and Fitness
On Stage Interview

Quality of Life awards

Results Contestant Platform
Winner Poverty: A N.E.W. Focus


State Name Hometown Age1 Talent Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Scarlotte Deupree Birmingham 22 Vocal 1st runner-up Quality of Life 1st runner-up
Alaska Peggy Willman Anchorage 23 Alaskan Native Dance
Arizona Laura Lawless Tempe 23 Classical Piano Top 15 New York's Junior Miss 1996
Arkansas Lauren Davidson El Dorado 20 Vocal
California Jennifer Glover Castro Valley 23 Contemporary Vocal Miss California USA 2001
Colorado Morgan O'Murray Colorado Springs 21 Jazz Dance Miss Colorado Teen USA 1999
Connecticut Tanisha Brito New London 21 Tap Dance Top 10 Miss Georgia USA 2005
Delaware Shoha Parekh Newark 24 Bharatnatyam Style Dance
District of Columbia Sarah-Elizabeth Langford Atlanta, GA 23 Gymnastics Miss District of Columbia USA 2005
Florida Katherine Carson Sarasota 20 Vocal
Georgia Amy Mulkey Gainesville 23 Classical Piano
Hawaii Kehaulani Christian Pearl City 23 Tahitian Dance
Idaho Misty Taylor Boise 20 Classical Vocal
Illinois Erika Harold Urbana 22 Operatic Aria Winner Preliminary Interview
Indiana Tangra Riggle West Lafayette 21 Contemporary Vocal Top 15 Preliminary Talent
Iowa Stephanie Moore Okoboji 22 Vocal
Kansas Jeanne Anne Schroeder Hutchinson 24 Classical Vocal
Kentucky Mary Catherine Correll Somerset 21 Classical Vocal
Louisiana Casey Jo Crowder Shreveport 23 Vocal
Maine Rachel Wadsworth Hiram 20 Rhythm Tap Dance
Maryland Camille Lewis Silver Spring 21 Crossover Classical Violin 4th runner-up Overall Talent, Preliminary Talent, Preliminary Evening Gown
Massachusetts Melanie Correia Acushnet 22 Vocal Top 10
Michigan Erin Moss Stevensville 21 Flute
Minnesota Allyson Kearns Eden Prairie 22 Self-Choreographed Dance
Mississippi Jennifer Adcock Hattiesburg 22 Piano Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit Miss Mississippi USA 2005 and Top 10 at Miss USA 2005
Missouri Shandi Finnessey Florissant 24 Piano Solo Preliminary Evening Gown Miss Missouri USA 2004 and Miss USA 2004
Montana Heather Rathbun Darby 24 Tae Kwon Do Demonstration
Nebraska Krista Knicely Omaha 23 Jazz Dance
Nevada Teresa Benitez Reno 24 Monologue 3rd runner-up Quality of Life, Overall Interview, Preliminary Interview
New Hampshire Mary Morin Bedford 24 Classical Piano
New Jersey Alicia Luciano Stanhope 19 Lyrical Dance Overall Gown, Preliminary Evening Gown
New Mexico Erin Griggs Alamogordo 22 Violin Solo
New York Tiffany Walker Brooklyn 22 Interpretive Modern Dance Top 10 Preliminary Swimsuit
North Carolina Misty Clymer Raleigh 21 Semi-classical Vocal Top 15
North Dakota Stacey Thomas Bismarck 19 Jazz en Pointe Miss North Dakota Teen USA 2001
Ohio Tiffany Haas Cincinnati 20 Classical Vocal Quality of Life 2nd runner-up
Oklahoma Casey Preslar Tulsa 22 Jazz Vocal 2nd runner-up Preliminary Talent
Oregon Brita Stream Eugene 22 Vocal
Pennsylvania Autumn Maris Waynesburg 22 Lyrical Dance
Rhode Island Gianine Teti Providence 22 Classical Vocal
South Carolina Kelly McCorkle Greenville 23 Lyrical Ballet Top 15 The Amazing Race 7 contestant
South Dakota Vanessa Short Bull Rapid City 23 Ballet en Pointe Miss South Dakota USA 2000
Tennessee Valli Kugler Rutherford 22 Vocal
Texas Mary Lisa Dalzell Magnolia 23 Flute solo Top 10 Preliminary Interview
Utah Natalie Johnson Bountiful 22 Classical Piano
Vermont Sarah Jo Willey Bakersfield 24 Vocal
Virginia Jennifer Pitts Arlington 24 Contemporary Ballet En Pointe Miss Virginia USA 2005
Washington Amanda Beers Richland 20 Classical Piano Top 15
West Virginia Janna Kerns Terra Alta 23 Vocal
Wisconsin Jayme Dawicki New Berlin 22 Classical Piano
Wyoming Beth Holland Gillette 23 Vocal

1 Age as of September 2002



  1. ^ Curran, John (2001-09-22). "Oregon Wins Miss America Crown". Associated Press.

External links

  • Official Results
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