Miss Minnesota Wins Miss America Talent Competition, Pageant Airs Sunday

Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow, left, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, right, meet reporters after winning preliminary competitions Thursday night in the Miss America competition. She won for playing a rendition of Photo: AP/Wayne Parry
Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow, left, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, right, meet reporters after winning preliminary competitions Thursday night in the Miss America competition. She won for playing a rendition of

September 08, 2017 09:15 PM

Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow won Thursday's talent contest in the first rounds of the Miss America pageant. 

Drevlow is a classical pianist, and she played "Rhapsody in Blue."

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According to Drevlow's biography on the Miss America website, her platform is Brenna's Brigade, which is named after her 8-year-old sister who has juvenile arthritis.

Drevlow is currently pursuing a master's degree in music at Bowling Green State University. She graduated with a music degree from Concordia college.

Drevlow has played piano since she was 4.

The third night of the Miss America competition gets underway Friday as contestants have one last chance to impress the judges and score points before Sunday's nationally televised finale.

Miss Texas Margana Wood won the swimsuit competition Wednesday, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley won the talent portion with a classical violin performance on a 115-year-old instrument she named "Sam."

Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti won Thursday's swimsuit competition.

On Saturday, contestants will show off their state-specific footwear in the annual "Show Us Your Shoes" parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk. 

Miss America airs on ABC Sunday night. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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