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Miss Michigan Misses Crown, New York to Reign as Miss America in 2013

Shelby Township native and former Miss St. Clair Shores, Angela Venditti, competed for the title of Miss America on Saturday.

Miss Michigan represented the Mitten State with pride but won't be bringing the Miss America crown home to the Motor City in 2013.

Angela Venditti, of Shelby Township, competed against 52 other women Saturday night at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the title of Miss America. Miss New York, Mallory Hytes Hagan, was ultimately crowned and will be the recipient of a $50,000 scholarship.

Venditti arrived in Las Vegas earlier this week to take part in a series of preliminary competitions leading up to the Jan. 12 pageant. She did not advance to the semifinal round.

A former Miss St. Clair Shores, Venditti traveled to the Miss America competition toting her platform of "Above the Influence: Keeping Kids Drug Free."

Crowned Miss Michigan on June 16, 2012, Vendetti said she hopes that by the time her reign is complete, she will have "given youth in our state the tools to live above the influence and the desire to pass them on to their peers," according to the Miss Michigan website.

Gil VanDitto January 13, 2013 at 05:19 AM
Are you related to the VanDitto's? My grandparents original last name was spelled the same way. Till it was changed when they came to the US. from Camping Baso, Italy. Maybe we're related? Would be interesting, huh? Get in touch if you think there's a chance. Thanks, Gil
Lauri Skowronek January 13, 2013 at 01:33 PM
We watched you and Cheered for you every step of the way. You never stopped smiling! We are so proud of you! Our whole family gathered around the TV for Angela Spottings!! Whoo Whoo you did our state PROUD!!! Good Job! we love you , the Skowroneks!!!!
cee robin January 13, 2013 at 10:00 PM
Why did she bring up Mitt Romney; as if we ALL like him! He lost, thank G-d! I know that this contest was sponsored by Amway, that is owned by the other Repub DeVos family, but that was unnecessary to brag about being from Michigan and including Romney in that bit . . .yuck. You're gonna tell me DeVos and Amway had nothing to do with what she said?

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