Sep 12, 2013 01:04 PM EDT By Anna Halkidis

Theresa Vail Miss Kansas PHOTOS & Twitter Pics, Competing With Tattoos & Military Status

Theresa Vail is not the conventional Miss America contestant. Theresa Vail is not the conventional Miss America contestant. Competing as Miss Kansas, the 22-year-old is in the military and has tattoos, a rarity in the pageant.

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  • Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, is seen on stage during the bathing suit portion of the preliminary round of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. (Sept 10, 2013)
  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. (Sept. 10, 2013)
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