Sunday, January 16, 2011
Born on February 6, 1993, Scanlan is the youngest pageant winner! Earlier, she became the youngest ever Miss Nebraska on June 5, 2010.
A resident of Gering, Nebraska, Scanlan graduated early from Scottsbluff High School in the spring of 2010, after taking double classes.
She is currently on a year long sabbatical from her studies to fulfill her duties as Miss Nebraska.
Teresa Scanlan, Miss America 2011. Photo Credit: PR Photos
Scanlan wants to attend law school and become a judge and eventually a politician.
Her platform issue is Eating Disorders: A Generation at Risk. She was alerted to the problem after a friend developed eating disorder. She researched the subject and realized the problem was rampant. She works closely with the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders.