PHOTOS: Miss America winners through the years

Updated at: 01/12/2013 10:37 AM
By The Associated Press

Women from every state are competing for the Miss America crown Saturday night, an honor that carries with it a $50,000 scholarship and a yearlong run as an advocate and role model.

Among the preliminary winners were Miss Maryland and Miss Oklahoma. Miss Alabama won the $6,000 Quality of Life Scholarship for her commitment to community service.

Here is a look at some of the past winners.

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