Miss America 2000, Kentucky - Heather French
1st runner-up, Illinois - Jade Smalls
2nd runner-up, Pennsylvania - Susan Spafford
3rd runner-up, Maryland - Keri Schrader
4th runner-up, Texas - Yanci Yarbrough
73rd Miss America Pageant, Held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 18th, 1999. Aired on ABC Network
Hosted by Donny and Marie Osmond
Gretchen Calson served as a judge along with Michael Badalucco, Mimi Kennedy and Judy Sheindlin.
Four of the six Preliminary Winners did not make the Top 10, the cut for the semi-finals that year.
They included two Preliminary Swimsuit Award winners: Miss Nevada, Gina Giacinto and Miss Rhode Island, Karen Lindsay.
There were also two Preliminary Talent Winners: Miss Louisiana, Julie Lawrence and Miss Virginia, Crystal Lewis.
Miss Indiana, Kelly Lloyd, won the Albert A. Marks Jr. Interview Award but did not make the semi-finals.
Despite winning a Preliminary Talent Award and not making the semi-finals, Miss Virginia, Crystal Lewis, did not win one of the Non-Finalist Talent Awards. However, Miss Louisiana, Julie Lawrence, was awarded a Non-Finalist Talent Award.