22-year-old goes from Miss Va. to Miss America

FILE - Miss America contestants arrive at the 2010 Miss America Pageant, in this Jan. 21, 2010 file photo taken at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison, FILE)

May 24, 2010 5:38:43 AM PDT
A 22-year-old Virginia woman who said she once thought her only talent was singing is the nation's newest Miss America, emerging from a field of 53 contestants picked for their beauty, compassion and interview savvy.