Caressa Cameron

Beauty Contestant

Born: c. 1987
Birthplace: Spotsylvania, Virginia
Best known as:

Miss America 2010

Caressa Cameron of Virginia was crowned Miss America 2010 at the annual Miss America Pageant in Las Vegas on 30 January 2010. Caressa Cameron attended Massaponax High School in Virginia, then spent two years at Germanna Community College before moving to Virginia Commonwealth University, where she became a broadcast communications major. She won the Miss Virgina Pageant in 2009, in part based on her platform issue, "Real Talk: AIDS in America." It was her fourth time as a contestant in the pageant. She then won the Miss America Pageant (including a $50,000 scholarship) after singing the song "Listen," made famous by Beyoncé in the movie Dreamgirls. Cameron was 22 years old when she became Miss America. Her ambition, according to the pageant, is "To work as an anchor for a television news station."  She was succeeded in 2011 by Teresa Scanlan.

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According to Fredericksburg.com, Caressa Cameron is 5'4" tall and wears a size 7 shoe... The first runner-up for Miss America 2010 was Kristy Cavinder, Miss California... Cameron succeeded the 2009 Miss America, Katie Stam... The judges for the pageant included radio yakker Rush Limbaugh, actress Vivica A. Fox, gymnast Shawn Johnson, Miss America 2002 Katie Harman, musician Dave Koz, and American Idol contestant Brooke White.

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