While initially surprising, one interesting bit of information from the article is that the Miss America title has different criteria than the Miss USA title (Erika’s next goal is the Miss America competition): “Forty percent of the evaluation is based on extensive interviews with judges, who ask you an array of questions relating to your education, your public service platform, and your background. Thirty percent is based on talent, twenty percent on public speaking, and just ten percent on swimsuit.”

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  1. Text is wrong – The text of this story is wrong. The title correctly states “MIT Student wins Miss Massachusetts”, but then the text goes on to already credit her with Miss America.