miss america 2012 ga Miss America 2012: Miss Georgia creates, Miss Idaho gets sackedWelcome to the latest in our series of posts introducing the women vying for the title of Miss America 2012. The Miss America Organization is giving us an early peek at the contestants via their “Vote for Your Favorite” contest and, based on the first five entrants, color us impressed.

This time, we get peeks at Miss Georgia, Miss Hawaii, Miss Idaho, Miss Illinois and Miss Indiana.

Miss Georgia Michaela Lackey has a “passion for creative expression and the arts.” And, really, who’s to say she isn’t the next Warhol?

Miss Hawaii Lauren Cheape is a giver. In this video she’s giving us the gift of learning how to jump rope:

Miss Idaho Genevieve Nutting isn’t just a couch potato because she’s from, you know, Idaho. But she does wear a potato sack dress and a really bad Marilyn Monroe wig:

Miss Illinois Hannah Smith is really into ballet. We’re not kidding. In a “Black Swan” we-bet-she-saw-it-15-times kind of way that sort of makes us uncomfortable:

Miss Indiana Jackie Jerlecki says she’s just the superhero we need to take on the mantle of Miss America:

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson