Talladega Nights: No Ballad From Miss America

Cameron overcome by heat at NASCAR race

By Teneille Gibson
|  Monday, Apr 26, 2010  |  Updated 8:31 AM EDT
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Miss America Caressa Cameron could not perform at the NASCAR races on Sunday because of heat exhaustion.

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Ready, set -- no! Miss America Caressa Cameron was unable to perform the national anthem Sunday before the NASCAR races at Talladega Superspeedway.

Cameron, a Fredericksburg, Va., native who attends VCU, was overcome by heat and was treated at the track’s medical care center. The Miss America Organization said she was quickly released after she was examined. Now she is recovering and doing better.

Cameron is the first black Miss America since Ericka Dunlap in 2005.

Cameron made news last week by saying she sees nothing wrong with a lesbian one day winning the Miss America pageant.

"I don't think someone's ethnicity, someone's religious background, even their sexual orientation has anything to do with their ability to do the job, so I would say yes," Cameron was quoted by Politcs Daily. "It has no bearing on whether they can go to a children's hospital and visit kids."

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