Caressa Cameron, who had been Miss Virginia, was crowned Miss America 2010 at the 2010 Miss America pageant.
The beauty competition winner, aged 22, was crowned at a ceremony in Las Vegas.
Ms Cameron will take home a $50,000 scholarship as first prize.
Miss America is one of the most popular beauty competitions in the United States, however, unlike the “Miss USA” title, its winner does not go on to represent the country at the “Miss Universe” competition.
Caressa Cameron listed her ‘talent’ as singing and her ‘platform’ as AIDS education.