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Teresa Scanlan, Miss America, Shares Beauty Secrets

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"Too many people use age as an excuse for why they're not responsible for themselves, or why they can't do certain things. They say, 'Oh, I'm too young for that.' I say step up to the plate," Scanlan told StyleList.

And while charitable platforms like Scanlan's work with eating disorders are a requirement of every competitor, nowhere is glamour, gowns and glittering jewels more celebrated than on a national pageant stage like at Miss America.

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