Miss Alabama Deidre Downs wins Miss America
An aspiring doctor who put off medical school to compete for the Miss America crown won it Saturday night. Miss Alabama Deidre Downs of Birmingham outsmarted and outperformed 51 other women in a spiced-up version of the 83-year-old pageant. The competition included a head-to-head showdown between the last two contestants. Downs sang "I'm Afraid This Must Be Love" for her talent routine.