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1 year, 3 months ago by Bob Gough

Miss Illinois, Megan Ervin won Wednesday night's preliminary lifestyle and fitness competition at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.

Ervin, a Rushville native who entered the Miss Illinois pageant as Miss Quincy, won a $1,000 Amway scholarship as part of winning the prelim, which is also known as the swimsuit competition.

The Miss America finals are Saturday night.

Photo courtesy Miss America

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Lindsey Hess, executive director of the Miss Quincy Scholarship Program, is in Las Vegas with Miss Illinois Megan Ervin, who represented Quincy as Miss Quincy in that contest.

Hess has sent an update to QuincyJournal.com on what Megan has been doing leading up to this weekend’s Miss America pageant:

“Megan arrived in Vegas last Thursday. She is staying at Planet Hollywood where the pageant is being held. All 53 contestants (50 states plus, DC, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) introduced themselves at the Arrival Ceremony at Planet Hollywood.

The girls have done a few appearances so far: They attended the Terry Fator Show, modeled in a fashion show at Fashion Mall, and had dinner at Buca Di Beppo where they made the traditional marinara handprints and autographed their prints. There have been lots and lots of rehearsals.

Megan had her interview on Monday and she said she feels very confident about it. One thing she was asked...Megan has taken the Dale Carnegie course and Good Morning America weather anchor Sam Champion said he read the book. He asked her what Carnegie's philosophy is. 

Megan said she feels great about her private interview with the judges. Their celebrity status didn't shake her confidence.

She feels like she was able to connect with the judges and share her heart and passion for her platform and the Miss America organization.

The girls were filmed Tuesday for the Parade of States that will air Saturday night during the pageant. 

Tuesday night was also the first night of the preliminaries. Megan is in the Mu group (the other groups are Sigma and Alpha from the Greek alphabet) and competed in on-stage question. She was given the opportunity to speak about her platform, Heptathlon of Healthy Habits. Tonight, she competes in swimsuit and evening gown and Thursday night, she competes in talent and is doing a contemporary dance.

The finals are live Saturday on ABC.  They will call the top 15 plus America's choice to make it 16 semifinalists. People can still vote online. 

Megan is living her dream! She is confident and her spirits are high. She nailed her on-stage question.

Check out the Miss Quincy Facebook page!”


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