Miss Arkansas, Amy Crain, joined contestants from the rest of the country to compete for Miss America in Atlantic City Sunday evening.
Crain competed as Miss Diamond Lakes last July to win the title of Miss Arkansas.
She was named as one of the Top 15 contestants, going on to compete in the swimwear portion. Crain did not move on to the Top 12.
She is promoting an anti-bullying message. Her talent is contemporary clogging.
The Miss America Pageant returns Atlantic City for the first time since 2004.