Just days ago, Miss D.C. 2010 (a.k.a. Stephanie Williams, 23) competed in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Her website calls her "a virtual pageant neophyte," with her only previous experience being a first runner-up finish in the 2009 Miss D.C. pageant. Now the third-year medical student at the George Washington University School of Medicine dishes on her time in Vegas.
How was your Miss America experience?
My experience at Miss America was incredible. I made friends and memories I will have for a lifetime.
What did you think of Miss Nebraska [Miss America winner Teresa Scanlan] during the week of competition?
She was very sweet all during our stay in Vegas. She is very bright and talented. I hope she has an outstanding year.
How did you feel when the top 15 were called?
I was disappointed when I was not called as part of the top 15, but very proud of the job I had done representing our nation's capital.
Were you pleased with the winner?
She is a great girl.... I expect she will be an excellent spokesperson for the Miss America brand.
What are your plans now?
I get the privilege of being Miss D.C. until June. After my reign, I plan on finishing medical school.