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Miss North Carolina wins preliminary talent portion of Miss America

Posted January 12, 2011
Updated January 13, 2011

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— Miss North Carolina Adrienne Core won the preliminary talent competition at the Miss America pageant on Tuesday night.

Core, a 2010 graduate of North Carolina State University, performed a fast-paced, contemporary clogging routine.

The Miss America pageant is Saturday in Las Vegas.

As Miss North Carolina, Core has promoted the V Foundation for Cancer Research, which was founded by N.C. State men's basketball coach Jim Valvano before he died of cancer in 1993. She plans to  pursue a master's degree in mathematics education.

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  • bmatt Jan 13, 2011

    Very happy for Miss NC. Her performance was wonderful. Compared to some of the other prelim talent, she was outstanding. Clogging is very hard, especially the fast-paced clogging she was doing. Please look her up on YouTube and you will see how energetic and entertaining the performance was.

  • oleguy Jan 13, 2011

    Gee wizz, no rednecks on golo today,, Clogging is cool and a hard act to follow, much better than the chicken foot shaggers

  • 4chrismix Jan 13, 2011

    Congrats to Miss NC. She has worked tirelessly to represent our state and the V Foundation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea4wf9JESi0 for the rehearsal video of her performance. Outstanding!!

  • davido Jan 13, 2011

    Just have to say... Wolfpack in the house!

  • mpheels Jan 13, 2011

    Seriously, I don't get the hate here. Goloers are always complaining about the do-nothings of the world, but then we get a story about a young woman who has worked her tail off to get where she is, and you complain about that too!

  • Killian Jan 13, 2011

    My daughter is a competitive Irish dancer, which is different from clogging, but just as energetic. She is in great shape but is wiped out after her training classes!

    So to all the clogging haters, all I can say is, "put up or shut up."

  • shatley Jan 13, 2011

    I think we should be saying Congratulations. Part of the worlds problems is everyone enjoys looking at the negatives. Try the positive and see if you feel better

  • btneast Jan 13, 2011

    Clogging has deep NC roots, a very appropraite choice for a NC contestant. It's just another form of dance, like tap, ballet, jazz, etc. Those of you that are dissing it are really showing your ignorance of the subject.

  • usnret Jan 13, 2011

    What was the competition, hollerin, musical spoons, jugging, yodeling?

  • Amusedone Jan 13, 2011

    Clogging is very entertaining to watch...apparently the judges of Miss America agree...

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