Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011 | 4:02 p.m.
It was one week ago that 17-year-old Teresa Scanlan of Gering, Neb., was crowned the 2011 Miss America at Planet Hollywood, and what a jam-packed whirlwind she’s already experienced. At least as she takes a breather today, she can look forward to celebrating her 18th birthday while attending Super Bowl weekend in Dallas as the host of the annual fundraiser Taste of the NFL featuring big name chefs, many from and with Las Vegas connections.
VegasDeLuxe.com will be in Dallas on Feb. 5 and 6 with Teresa to bring you the news and photo highlights. Teresa, whom VegasLuxe.com interviewed one-on-one after her crowning, kicked off her yearlong reign in New York with national TV interviews, her first stop an interview with 1989 Miss America Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends.
After Fox & Friends, Teresa was interviewed by 2011 judge Joy Behar and her co-hosts on ABC’s The View. After The View, Teresa did a brief interview with Inside Edition, along with several interviews with media outlets from Nebraska, who were celebrating the first Miss America from The Cornhusker State.
On Tuesday, Teresa started the day by ringing the opening bell at NASDAQ with Miss America Organization Chairman Sam Haskell III and members and independent business owners of skincare and cosmetics sponsor Artistry by Amway. Her appearance was featured on CNBC, KTVU, CNBC India, NDTV, Business News Network, CNBC.com, ItsAboutFinance.com and Fox Business Network.
After NASDAQ, Teresa appeared on The Wendy Williams Show and then had more media interviews with her supporters in Nebraska. On Friday, Teresa did a Sirius/XM radio tour and appeared on shows such as Broadminded, Morning Jolt and Shade 45. She then taped an interview with the Associated Press Television and recorded a video that will be featured on AOL’s homepage for “You’ve Got," which is airing this weekend.
Teresa participated in a press conference with members from foreign media this morning. Later, she will join Artistry by Amway for interviews with health and beauty editors from top magazines that include Elle, Redbook, Self, Glamour and other health and beauty publications.
It’s been an incredible start for Teresa, and there are still 51 weeks to come. See you at the Super Bowl, Teresa!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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