Miss America 2013 contestant Ali Rogers of South Carolina (Photo : Miss America Organization)
Ali Rogers is looking to bring the Miss America crown back to South Carolina this Saturday as she takes the stage from Las Vegas.
The 92nd Miss America pageant will feature 53 contestants, from all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Washington D.C., and representing South Carolina is 20 year old Ali Rogers.
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A Clemson University student, Rogers is looking to obtain a Bachelor of Arts Degree in communication studies and earn a Master's Degree in public relations. Rogers hopes to open a public relations firm as a career.
Rogers might be a contender to win as her video is the most watched among the Miss America 2013 Video Contest on YouTube with just over 25,000 views.
So far, Rogers has already won a competition in this year's Miss America race, winning the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness competition. The Miss South Carolina contestant won $1,000 Amway scholarship with the Lifestyle and Fitness victory.
South Carolina has not won the Miss America crown since 1994 when Kimberly Aiken won the pageant. Aiken's role in Miss America is still felt today as she'll be serving as one of the seven distinguished judges in the 2013 competition. The 2012 Miss America competition saw South Carolina's Bree Boyce finish in the Top 13 as Wisconsin's Laura Kaeppeler took the top prize.
The Miss America pageant touts itself as among the nation's largest scholarship providers for young women with $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance made available last year. The winner of Miss America does not get the entire prize as portions of the scholarship are made available to over 12,000 other women who compete in state and local competitions.
The annual Miss America pageant will be live on Saturday at 9 p.m. EST on ABC.
Bryan will compete against 52 other contestants:
Miss Alabama: Anna Laura Bryan
Miss Alaska: Debbe Jo Ebben
Miss Arizona: Piper Stoeckel
Miss Arkansas: Sloane Roberts
Miss California: Leah Cecil
Miss Colorado: Hannah Porter
Miss Connecticut: Emily Audibert
Miss Delaware: Alyssa Murray
Miss District of Columbia: Allyn Rose
Miss Florida: Laura McKeeman
Miss Georgia: Leighton Jordan
Miss Hawaii: Skyler Kamaka
Miss Idaho: Whitney Wood
Miss Illinois: Megan Ervin
Miss Indiana: Merrie Beth Cox
Miss Iowa: Mariah Cary
Miss Kansas: Sloane Lewis
Miss Kentucky: Jessica Casebolt
Miss Louisiana: Lauren Vizza
Miss Maine: Molly Bouchard
Miss Maryland: Joanna Guy
Miss Minnesota Siri Freeh
Miss Massachusetts: Taylor Kinzler
Miss Michigan: Angela Venditti
Miss Minnesota: Siri Freeh
Miss Mississippi: Marie Wicks
Miss Missouri: Tippe Emmott
Miss Montana: Alexis Wineman
Miss Nebraska: Mariah Cook
Miss Nevada: Randi Sundquist
Miss New Hampshire: Megan Lyman
Miss New Jersey: Lindsey Petrosh
Miss New Mexico: Candice Bennatt
Miss New York: Mallory Hagan
Miss North Carolina: Arlie Honeycutt
Miss North Dakota: Rosie Sauvageau
Miss Ohio: Elisa McCracken
Miss Oklahoma: Alicia Clifton
Miss Oregon: Nicole Mead
Miss Pennsylvania: Jordyn Colao
Miss Puerto Rico: Kiaraliz Media
Miss Puerto Rico
Miss Rhode Island: Kelsey Fournier
Miss South Dakota: Calista Kirby
Miss Tennessee: Chandler Lawson
Miss Texas: DaNae Couch
Miss Utah: Kara Arnold
Miss Vermont: Chelsea Ingram
Miss Virgin Islands: Aniska Tonge
Miss Virginia: Rosemary Willis
Miss Washington: Mandy Schendel
Miss West Virginia: Kaitlin Gates
Miss Wisconsin: Kate Gorman
Miss Wyoming: Lexie Madden