Alexis Wineman, 2012 Miss Montana, received a traditional fire-engine escort Monday morning as she left Cut Bank, headed for Las vegas and the 2013 Miss America competition. Alexis is a graduate of Cut Bank High School and a student at the University of Montana.

During the talent portion of the competition, Alexis plans to perform a comedic monolog.

Portions of the Miss America competition will be broadcast on ABC TV on Saturday, January 12.

Click HERE to jump to the Miss America website and a chance to cast your vote for Alexis!