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In Tune With Herself 2017 Miss America`s Outstanding Teen Nicole Jia reﬂects on her pageant experiences and her plans for a selﬁe-less generation O rlando, Florida basked in the designation as the cen- ter of Teen Power while showcasing our nation’s outstanding teens as they travelled to the City Beau- tiful in their quest for the crown, scholarships, and title of 2017 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. For a dozen years, Orlando has opened its doors to MAOTeen as it has become a leading source of scholarships for these young women, ages 13-17, pursuing their college education. As the stage at the Orange County Convention Center’s Linda Chapin Theater turned on the spotlights, and the music hit a high octane beat, the energy infused opening production num- ber of the contests set the tempo for the show we have looked forward to annually for a dozen years. Fifty-one delegates enthusiastically bounded onto the stage highlighted by video introductions. All eyes then turned to the crown with the introduction of the top eleven delegates, Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen Alysa Bainbridge, Miss Wis- consin’s Outstanding Teen Kylene Spanbauer, Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen Catherine White, Miss Alaba- ma’s Outstanding Teen Tiara Pennington, Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Christina Stratton, Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen Heather King, Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Nicole Jia, Miss Idaho’s Outstanding Teen Mady Thornquest, Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Kelsey Hollis, Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen Sarah Katherine McCallum, and Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Angelica Jones. The ﬁnal night of competition was under way, and one of these young ladies would soon capture the crown of MAOTeen 2017. Lifestyle and Fitness, featuring the ﬁfty-one teen delegates in ﬁtness and aerobic wear, kept the energy high as the ﬁnalists showcased their personal commitment to a ﬁt and healthy lifestyle along with their personal introductions. Fit and fabu- lous, this unique journey to the crown continued with all eleven 56 PAGEANTRY