POLL: Miss America 2013 Predictions

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53 contestants. 1 title.

On January 12, 2013, 1 lucky young lady will take her walk as Miss America 2013.

The odds are that a preliminary award winner has a better chance to take home the Miss America crown, but will a non-preliminary award winner come out on top?

We took this question to the fans and polled their prediction on who will be crowned the next Miss America 2013.

Hundreds of votes were submitted and here are the results of the Miss America 2013 - Prediction Poll.

Photos and bios courtesy of the Miss America Organization.

10th place (tie): Alabama - Anna Laura Bryan

Alabama5Name: Anna Laura Bryan
Hometown: Decatur, Alabama
Age: 22

Decatur High School
Samford University

Platform Issue: P.A.W.S. for Autism: People and Animals Working Side-by-side

Scholastic Ambition: To attend graduate school in the design field.

Talent: Classical Vocal

Scholastic Honors: Dean's List, Gamma Sigma Alpha Greek Academic Honor Society, Samford University Academic Achievement Scholarship

Career Ambition: To become a Registered Interior Designer and work for an Architecture Firm.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Hoover


10th place (tie): Florida - Laura McKeeman


Name: Laura McKeeman
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Florida
Age: 23

Celebration High School
University of Florida

Platform Issue: The Miracle League

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain my Master of Art's Degree in Mass Communications-Multimedia Journalism

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Scholastic Honors: Dean's List, UF College of Journalism - Red Barber Award for Broadcasting, UF College of Journalism Award for Storytelling

Career Ambition: To produce/host an original television show and to be a College Professor of Broadcast Journalism

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Pinellas County


10th place (tie): Illinois - Megan Irvin


Name: Megan Ervin
Hometown: Rushville, Illinois
Age: 23

Rushville-Industry High School
Western Illinois University

Platform Issue: "The Heptathlon of Healthy Habits"

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology

Talent: Lyrical Dance

Scholastic Honors: WIU Dean's List, National Honor Society, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

Career Ambition: To own and operate my own dance and fitness studio; Eventually, marketing my "Cross-Lates" Fitness Method on DVD.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Quincy

Preliminary Awards: Winner of Lifestyle & Fitness award on Night Two of preliminaries


9th place: Mississippi - Marie Wicks


Name: Marie Wicks
Hometown: Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Age: 23

Ocean Springs High School
University of Mississippi

Platform Issue: eyeS.TA.R.-Eyesight To All Regions

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Doctorate of Medicine.

Talent: Piano

Scholastic Honors: The Salley McDonnell Barsdale Honors College, Ole Miss Hall of Fame, Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Career Ambition: To pursue a career in Ophthalmology.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Dixie

State Competition Sponsor: Miss Mississippi Corporation


8th place: Missouri - Tippe Emmott


Name: Tippe Emmott
Hometown: Springfield, Missouri
Age: 21

Glendale High School
Drury University

Platform Issue: "POINTE" Towards Self-Confidence to Achieve Success

Scholastic Ambition: To graduate with honors from Drury University.

Talent: Ballet en Point

Scholastic Honors: ACT Achievement Award

Career Ambition: To own and operate my own dance studio.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Branson


7th place: District of Columbia - Allyn Rose

District Of Columbia

Name: Allyn Rose
Hometown: Newburg, Maryland
Age: 24

La Plata High School
University of Maryland

Platform Issue: Breast Cancer: Planning a Marathon, Running a Sprint

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain my Juris Doctorate in Constitutional Law.

Talent: Artistic Roller Skating

Scholastic Honors: Dean's List 8/8 Semesters, University of Maryland Senate Member, NAVSEA Environmental Protection Award

Career Ambition: To serve my country in public office.

Local Competition Sponsor: N/A


6th place: Minnesota - Siri Freeh


Name: Siri Freeh
Hometown: Lake Park, Minnesota
Age: 22

Park Christian High School
University of Minnesota

Platform Issue: Living Heartstrong

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Doctorate degree in Cardiac Research.

Talent: Contemporary Ballet

Scholastic Honors: 4.0 College GPA, 2012 Hartford Emerging Scientist Award, 2011 Camp Odayin Staff Scholarship

Career Ambition: To conduct Cardiac research with Mayo.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Northwest

4th RU: Texas - Danae Couch


Name: DaNae Couch
Hometown: Coppell, Texas
Age: 24

Trinity Christian Academy High School
Baylor University
Texas Tech School of Law

Platform Issue: Hope for Family Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Doctorate of Jurisprudence

Talent: Twirling

Scholastic Honors: Defended Honors Thesis on Complete works of Oscar Wilde, 1L/Adv Mock Trial Champion & Best Advocate, CALI Criminal Procedure & Jurisprudence Award Criminal Law

Career Ambition: Civil litigation or criminal prosecution

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Dallas Organization


3rd RU: Kentucky - Jessica Casebolt


Name: Jessica Casebolt
Hometown: Pikeville, Kentucky
Age: 19

Pikeville High School
Georgetown College

Platform Issue: Heart Health Awareness

Scholastic Ambition: To graduate with a BA in Political Science, and continue my education in pursuit of a Law degree.

Talent: Vocal

Scholastic Honors: Oxford Honors Scholar, Presidential Scholar, Christian Leadership Scholar

Career Ambition: To pursue a career as an Attorney in the field of Corporate Law.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Goldenrod

2nd RU: Wyoming - Lexie Madden


Name: Lexie Madden
Hometown: Torrington, Wyoming
Age: 21

Torrington High School
University of Wyoming

Platform Issue: Forever Fit

Scholastic Ambition: Obtain a Doctorate degree in Pediatric Physical Therapy.

Talent: Piano

Scholastic Honors: Hathaway Honors Scholarship Recipient, Cardinal Key National Honors Society, Sheridan College Dean's List

Career Ambition: To provide rehabilitation care for children as a Pediatric Physical Therapist.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Goshen County


1st RU: Oklahoma - Alicia Clifton


Name: Alicia Clifton
Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Age: 21

Moore High School
University of Oklahoma

Platform Issue: "Tap" Into Lifelong Volunteerism

Scholastic Ambition: To receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism.

Talent: Tap Dance

Scholastic Honors: University of Oklahoma Honors Scholar, University of Oklahoma President's Honor Roll, President's Outstanding Academic Excellence Award

Career Ambition: To become a National News Anchor.

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Edmond LibertyFest

Preliminary Awards: Winner talent award on Night Two of preliminaries


WINNER: South Carolina - Ali Rogers

South Carolina

Name: Ali Rogers
Hometown: Laurens, South Carolina
Age: 20

Laurens District 55 High School
Clemson University

Platform Issue: Make a Difference

Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication Studies and a Master's Degree in Public Relations

Talent: Piano

Scholastic Honors: P.W. McAllister Full Scholarship Recipient, Dean's List, Academic Advisory Board & College Representative

Career Ambition: To own a public relations firm

Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Laurens County Organization

Ali was the Lifestyle & Fitness winner on Night One of preliminaries. If Ali does win, this would first time since the inception of Miss America's Outstanding Teen in 2005 that both Miss America and Miss America's Outstanding Teen would come from the same state.

We weren't the only ones that have Ali as the front runner for Miss America 2013. In a recent article, Johhny Avello, Director of Race and Sports Operations for the Wynn and Encore has Ali Rogers as the odds on favorite to win at 8-to-1.

In case you are wondering, it's illegal in Las Vegas to bet on the Miss America pageant, but for entertainment purposes here are the remaining contestants and their odds to win:

Miss Oklahoma (Alicia Clifton, 10-1), Miss Wyoming (Lexie Madden, 12-1), Miss Kentucky (Jessica Casebolt, 13-1) and Miss Minnesota (Siri Freeh, 15-1), Miss Missouri (Tippe Emmott, 16-1), Miss Kansas (Sloane Lewis, 18-1) Miss Maryland (Joanna Guy, 20-1), Miss Florida (Laura McKeeman, 22-1) and Miss Arkansas (Sloane Roberts, 24-1).

This article was written by Will the Pageant Guy

I'm the Guy at thePageantGuy.com


NEQueenJanuary 12, 2013 at 11:02 pmReply

I can see this Top 5 happening!

Samantha BissellJanuary 12, 2013 at 11:16 pmReply

Just wondering where is Mrs North Carolina or ohio etc