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Miss Florida, Despite Knee Injury, Wins Miss America Talent Competition
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Miss Florida, Despite Knee Injury, Wins Miss America Talent Competition

Sep 13 2013, 5:46pm CDT | by ABC News Radio

Donald Kravitz/Getty Images(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- Just hours after suffering a devastating knee injury, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones took the Miss America stage and brought the house down...

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Miss Florida, Despite Knee Injury, Wins Miss America Talent Competition

Sep 13 2013, 5:46pm CDT | by ABC News Radio

Donald Kravitz/Getty Images(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- Just hours after suffering a devastating knee injury, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones took the Miss America stage and brought the house down Thursday night during the pageant’s final night of preliminary competition.

Jones suffered a completely torn ACL and a partially torn MCL in her right knee after a fall during her talent rehearsal Thursday morning. Medics took her offstage on a stretcher and rushed her to the hospital. She returned to Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall with a brace on her knee and determined to perform.

“Football players normally do this in a game and they’re out for the rest of the season, they don’t come back,” Jones told ABC News. “It’s not exactly like that here. I’m coming back.”

The fiercely competitive 20-year-old baton twirler had the night’s top talent performance and walked away with a Preliminary Talent Award and a $2,000 scholarship.

“I’m finishing this thing,” Jones said before a final run-through.

“I’m probably one of the most competitive people here, and I’m ready to do it. I’m really ready to do this. I’m excited. I think it’s gonna be great.”

It certainly was. After a high-energy routine that belied the pain she was feeling, Jones walked offstage with a slight limp and a standing ovation ringing in her ears.

“Electrifying,” she said backstage. “It was absolutely incredible. Believe in the plan. Everything will work out.”

“I firmly believe if there’s a will, there’s a way. I willed myself to be here, I willed myself to win Miss Florida, and I’m willing myself to win Miss America.”/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>/>

ABC cameras were rolling during Jones’ fall in rehearsal and her triumphant return to Boardwalk Hall. See it all on Pageant Confidential: The Road to Miss America Sunday, Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. ET.

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She May Have Been Named Miss America, But How Did Miss New York Fare on Twitter?

Sep 19 2014 1:19pm CDT | Source: Lost Remote

‘Miss America’ aired Sunday night on ABC, and Miss New York won the pageant for the third straight year. According to our analytics partner Canvs, which measures Twitter sentiment, 85,814 of the 303,900 tweets about the telecast were emotional reactions. Fans on Twitter offered up many ‘congratulations’ once the winner was announced, but during the talent portion of the show 35% of the emotional reactions to Miss New York ...
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Nielsen ratings: 'Sons of Anarchy,' Miss America Pageant

Sep 17 2014 12:03am CDT | Source: USATODAY

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