Miss Kansas Surprises With Body Tattoos

Theresa Vail, 22, is the first Miss America contestant with visible tattoos.
1:27 | 09/12/13

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Got some really -- as saying in reality show you here so we were telling you about Miss America pageant returning to Atlantic City big deal for the short town. But even a bigger deal just for the pageant world in general after what we saw there is miss American -- and she's from Kansas her name is Teresa -- She is the first contestant -- history to do that she's surrounded herself in a really nice red bikini but there's a little something else going on there as -- can see. An enormous -- to. Flanking her rib cage there's another one on her shoulder blade this -- during the show us your shoes parade in Atlantic City this happen on Tuesday she's 22 years old from Kansas State University. She's also a National Guard member. And she -- her entire platform is about empowering women to overcome stereotypes and bring burials were of what a hypocrite I would be if I covered my cabinet tell other women to be fearless -- themselves and likened to the same. What this is who I am tattoos and all and the pageant is very supportive of -- her and anybody else wanted to show up any tattoos Ellen she's -- first dude in history. -- -- saying we believe each contestant definitely has the ability to show their individuality and we're happy to support that just wanted to become the first contestant to -- archery skills during the contest. But -- that the -- had dismissed that saying that they have -- project out objects that relates to serenity prayer is that yes thank you very much that -- and I looked closer -- and I felt a little better. About it and I felt bad about it but I went -- in my message anyway we're staring no matter what we added. -- all good.

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