Miss Minnesota and Miss Louisiana Win Big at Second Night of Prelimimaries at The 2018 Miss America Competition

We’re only three days away from the big night!

Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti
Photo: The Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian

The second night of preliminary rounds for The 2018 Miss America Competition were held tonight (September 7) at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

During the event, each contestant gave it their all for the Talent and Lifestyle and Fitness categories of the competition.

Miss Minnesota, Brianna Drevlow, was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her classical piano performance, receiving a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Louisiana, Laryssa Bonacquisti, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner. Laryssa will receive a $1,000 scholarship.



There is one more night for preliminary rounds leading up to the final night airing this Sunday on ABC. You can catch the 2018 Miss America Competition LIVE on Sunday, September 10th @ 9PM ET/PT to see who the next Miss America will be!

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.