ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) â€” Miss Iowa has won her second Miss America preliminary competition in three days, adding a swimsuit title to her talent award.
Taylor Wiebers of Iowa won the talent preliminary on Tuesday. She won the swim suit title on Thursday.
Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell won the talent preliminary on Thursday by singing an opera song to loud applause from the crowd at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.
p>Winners in the swimsuit & talent preliminary competitions accrue points that boost their scores heading into Sunday night's nationally televised finale.
Also on Thursday, pageant officials revealed they are bringing back the iconic theme song for the pageant, with the line "There she is, Miss America."
Source: “Associated Press”