Miss Texas and Miss Oklahoma Win Preliminary Awards

Miss Texas Shilah Phillips was named Thursday night’s (Jan. 25) preliminary talent winner for her vocal performance of “I Believe in You and Me” during the first night of competition in the 2007 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Phillips will also receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also in the spotlight was Miss Oklahoma Lauren Nelson who was the preliminary lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit winner in a beautiful yellow two-piece Venus swimsuit. She will receive a $1,000 scholarship.