Miss Minnesota back home after big finish

7:33 AM, Sep 18, 2013   |    comments
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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Fresh off the stage and back from Atlantic City, Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh visited KARE 11 Sunrise to talk about her experience.

Yeh made it into the top 5 at this year's Miss America competition, placing 4th runner up and winning a $10,000 scholarship. Yeh also won the preliminary talent competition for her violin performance.

Yeh's placement is the farthest a Miss Minnesota has gone in the Miss America pageant since Gretchen Carlson was crowned Miss America 1989.

Yeh's platform for her year is "My Voice for Philip". It was inspired by her 22-year-old brother Phil who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 4. Yea will also be the official spokesperson for Children's Miracle Network and for the work they do here in Minnesota.

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