Jan. 22, 2006 — Jennifer Berry of Oklahoma was crowned Miss America Saturday at the pageant's Las Vegas debut.
Berry, 22-year-old student at the University of Oklahoma who plans to become a teacher, earned a $30,000 college scholarship for winning the pageant.
An advocate for drunken driving prevention, Berry helped seal her victory with her ballet routine. Before winning, she competed in five Oklahoma state pageants. She had finished as third runner-up two times before moving on to the next level.
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