Miss SC’s look in a swimsuit is winning in Miss America pageant

January 9, 2013 

Miss South Carolina, Ali Rogers, was Tuesday night's preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a white Catalina swimsuit with gold embellishments. Ali will receive a $1,000 Amway US scholarship. The event was held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.


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— Miss Oklahoma and Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers have racked up prizes in the first day of preliminary Miss America competition in Las Vegas.

Rogers took the trophy for the first round of the Lifestyle and Fitness category after modeling a white Catalina swimsuit. The 20-year-old from Laurens will take home a $1,000 Amway scholarship.

Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton’s tap dance performance to “Money Can’t Buy Me Love” earned her top honors Tuesday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. The 21-year-old from Oklahoma City will take home a $2,000 Amway scholarship.

Contestants are divided into three groups and compete in different categories during three nights of preliminaries.

Their scores will factor in the finals, which will be broadcast live on Saturday.

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