Miss America pageant whittles to 15 semifinalists (AP)

This Jan. 12, 2012 photo provided by Miss America shows, Miss New York Kaitlin Monte who scored honors in the lifestyle and fitness category in the third round of the Miss America talent competition in Las Vegas, on Thursday. Jan.12, 2012. The finals are Saturday at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. (AP Photo Miss America)AP – Judges and fans of the Miss America pageant have picked the 15 semifinalists who are still in the running for the 2012 title.