Road to Miss America 2013:
Mariah Cary, Miss Muscatine, was crowned Miss Iowa 2012 at the State Scholarship Pageant held Saturday June 9, 2012 at the Adler Theatre in downtown Davenport. Mariah of Burlington is 20 years old. She will represent Iowa in the Miss America 2013 Pageant to be held in Las Vegas next January.
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Miss Iowa 2012 Mariah Cary Crowning Moment
Mariah Cary (C) was crowned Miss Iowa 2012
Miss Iowa 2012 Mariah Cary and her court
Her pageant talent is tap dancing and her platform is “Tourette Syndrome: The Involuntary Companion Syndrome.”
Cary is a student at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids and hopes to become a pharmaceutical sales representative.
Miss Iowa 2012 Mariah Cary
The first runner-up was Miss Clinton County Alexandria Necker of DeWitt. She is 18 and is a student at the University of Iowa. The second runner-up was Miss Scott County Taylor Wiebers, 18, of Clinton. She attends Drake University and wants to be an actor in musical theater and an elementary schoolteacher. The third runner-up was Miss Prairie Rose Erika Olson, 22, of Des Moines. She is a graduate of Marquette University and plans on becoming a district attorney after law school. The fourth runner-up was Miss Great River Abby Curtis, 20, of Muscatine. She is a student at Muscatine Community College.
Also at the pageant, Savannah Necker was crowned Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen 2012. The 1st Runner Up – Maggie Gehlsen; 2nd Runner Up – Casey Sievert; 3rd Runner Up – Hannah Davis; 4th Runner Up – Jayde Mumme.
Miss Iowa 2012 profile:
Name: Mariah Cary
Education: Mount Mercy University
Career ambition: is to earn a bachelor’s degree in public relations
Platform: Tourette Syndrome: The Involuntary Companion Syndrome
Hometown: Burlington, IA
Courtesy of Miss Iowa Scholarship Program.