miss america maine 2 Miss America 2012: Meet Misses Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana and MaineWelcome 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 so far we’ve been highly entertained by their 90-second attempts at making viral videos.

This time, we’ll be meeting Miss Iowa, Miss Kansas, Miss Kentucky, Miss Louisiana and Miss Maine. One of them could walk away from the Jan. 14 pageant  as the next Miss America, so pay close attention.

Miss Iowa Jessica Pray rattles off a bunch of accomplishments, but here’s all you need to know: she looks like a Kardashian:

Miss Kansas Carissa Kelley, if named Miss America, will battle worldwide child starvation:

Miss Kentucky Ann-Blair Thornton took the whole “Hey look at me, I’m Sandra Bullock in ‘Miss Congeniality'” thing a little too far:

Miss Louisiana Hope Anderson thinks of the Miss America pageant as the “Super Bowl for Women”:

Miss Maine Julia Furtado likes to exercise. And sing Police songs with cleverly reaarranged lyrics:

Posted by:Liz Kelly Nelson