Why Everyone Loves Miss Kansas

For starters, the 22-year-old blonde beauty, Theresa Vail, is a sergeant in the U.S. Army, who is a great shot.

1. Miss Kansas is only the second woman from the armed forces to compete in the pageant.

2. She's the first contestant to bare her tattoos.

3. Miss Kansas wants to break down barriers.

4. She said this about her talent portion.

"My original talent was going to be archery. I'm singing by default because there's a clause against projectile objects." -Miss Kansas

Ashley McCollum

@McCollumAshley

"My original talent was going to be archery. I'm singing by default because there's a clause against projectile objects." -Miss Kansas

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5. She speaks Chinese!

6. She's currently earning her private pilot's license.

7. She's an expert marksman on the M16 rifle.

8. She also pulls off camo rather well.

#MissKansas pulling off camo like nobodies business!

king ratchet

@Isuka_9

#MissKansas pulling off camo like nobodies business!

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9. In conclusion:

We all know she's the real #MissAmerica #MissKansas

Kansas Cowgirl

@KansasCowgirl_

We all know she's the real #MissAmerica #MissKansas

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