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Miss USA 2016

The New Miss USA 2016 is
Deshauna Barber of the District of Columbia

Miss USA 2016 Deshauna Barber

The Miss USA 2016 pageant was the system's 65th event, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the T-Mobile Arena. Outgoing titleholder, Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan, crowned her successor, Miss District of Columbia Deshauna Barber, after the 51 state delegates competed for the prestigious title, televised live on FOX and streamed live on the web via YouTube, Facebook, X-Box Live and a new Miss USA app.

Deshauna Barber is the commander of her unit in the U.S. Army and she uses the pageant as a platform to promote gender equality in the military. She is very proud of her achievements and being able to serve our country.

Top 15:
Miss Arizona - Chelsea Myers
Miss Ohio - Megan Wise
Miss Oklahoma - Taylor Gorton
Miss South Carolina - Leah Lawson
Miss West Virginia - Nichole Greene

Top 10:
Miss Arkansas - Abby Floyd
Miss Connecticut - Tiffany Teixeira
Miss Missouri - Sydnee Stottlemyre
Miss South Dakota - Madison McKeown
Miss Virginia - Desi Williams

Top 5:
Winner — Miss Washington, D.C. [District of Columbia], Deshauna Barber
1st Runner-Up — Miss Hawaii, Chelsea Hardin
2nd Runner-Up — Miss Georgia, Emanii Davis
3rd Runner-Up — Miss Alabama, Peyton Brown
4th Runner-Up — Miss California, Nadia Mejía

 

[updated 06/05/2016]

 

Miss USA 2016

Miss USA 2016 Pageant live stream

 

Mark your calendars for the 2016 Miss USA Preliminary Competition streaming LIVE, Wednesday, June 1st at 10pm EST. See all 52 contestants compete on the MISS USA stage to place in the #Top15 for the 2016 MISS USA Competition LIVE on Sunday, June 5th at 7/6c on FOX.

WHERE TO WATCH: Miss U App, MissUSA.com, Facebook.com/missusa and YouTube.

YOU can help guarantee a spot for one of these women in the Top 15: Vote your favorite contestant in one of 3 ways:
(1) Miss U App - download here
(2) Vote.MissUSA.com
(3) Twitter using #MissUSA and contestant specific state hashtag, i.e. #State.

Voting is currently open until June 4th.

Hosted by Miss USA 2015, Olivia Jordan and Nick Teplitz.

Tickets can be purchased for the 2016 MISS USA Preliminary Competition and Finals show here!

 

[updated 06/01/2016]

 

Miss Teen USA 2016

Miss Teen USA 2016 will be held in
Las Vegas on July 30th

Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik

 

The Miss Teen USA 2016 pageant will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 30th, at the Venetian Theater in the Venetian Hotel.

Miss Teen USA 2015 Katherine Haik will crown her successor at the final night of competition. The pageant will be broadcast live, online on the Miss Teen USA website, on Xbox One consoles, and Windows 10 devices via Xbox Live.

Notable pageant winners include actresses Kelly Hu (1985, Hawaii), Bridgette Wilson (1990, Oregon), Charlotte Lopez-Ayanna (1993, Vermont), Vanessa Minnillo (1998, South Carolina), Shelley Hennig (2004, Louisiana), and sportscaster Allie LaForce (2005, Ohio).

 

[updated 06/01/16]

 

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2017

2017 MAOTeen Pageant
August 6th, in Orlando Florida

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2017 Pageant book hotel

 

The 2017 Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant will begin August 2nd with preliminary competitions and culminate August 6th with the final night of competition where Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2017 will be crowned.

The pageant will be held for the 12th consequitive year at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center, in Orlando Florida.

Competition Tickets Go On Sale June 1st & Memorial Day Sale!

 

[updated 05/31/16]

 

The Universe Organization

2016 MISS USA COMPETITION LIVE FROM
T-MOBILE ARENA IN LAS VEGAS

Miss USA Olivia Jordan crowned

 

It is official! The 2016 Miss USA Competition will take place from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The pageant will take place on Sunday, June 5th and will broadcast live on FOX at 7:00 pm EST.

The 50 states and District of Columbia, in addition to the winner of the #FindingMiss52 social contest will compete onstage for the chance to win the title of Miss USA 2016 and the crown. Don’t miss it!

 

[updated 05/02/16]

 

The Universe Organization

Are YOU the next Miss USA?!

Pageantry Fall 2015 magazine Miss USA cover

 

The Miss USA competition will go on its first-ever nationwide search on social media for the next Miss USA with its Finding Miss 52 contest. In addition to the 51 state contestants, we are looking for a 52nd contestant to take the stage at the 2016 Miss USA competition.

Miss USA is not afraid to push the envelope – she is someone who is strong, determined and confident. No matter your shape, size, or background, this is YOUR chance to celebrate what makes you beautiful.

The winner of the #FindingMiss52 Competition will be flown to the competition destination for two weeks leading up to the Miss USA Competition to partake in all events and experiences with the other 51 contestants. She will make her debut as Miss 52 USA during the LIVE broadcast of the 2016 MISS USA® Competition that airs on June 5th on FOX with a chance to become the next Miss USA.

Click here to enter

 

[updated 04/21/16]

 

The Miss America Organization

Miss America Pageant to air on ABC
at 9 pm on September 11th 2016

The 2017 Miss America pageant will return on September 11, 2016 to be aired live on ABC at 9:00 pm, pageant officials announced.

Following the expiration of the pageant's contract in Atlantic City after the 2016 competition, New Jersey welcomed the event back to the boardwalk for three more years with $12.5 million in subsidies.

The pageant linked up with DCP starting with public appearances from Miss America 2015 and the 2015 pageant to boost the pop culture profile of the event.

Miss America 2017 will be the 96th Miss America pageant. The tradition began in Atlantic City in 1921. In 2005, the event moved to Las Vegas, but the procession of high-heeled pageant queens returned to the boards in 2013. Betty Cantrell, Miss Georgia, was crowned Miss America 2016 at Boardwalk Hall in September of 2015. In November, the pageant inked a three-year deal with ABC.

"We are thrilled to rejoin our friends in Atlantic City for another three years," said Sam Haskell, CEO of the Atlantic City-based Miss America Organization, in a statement. "Miss America and Dick Clark productions are proud to continue to embrace the tradition and memories of producing our competition in the city where it all began 95 years ago."

 

[updated 04/04/16]

 

The Miss America Organization

Miss America to Stay at Home in a New $11 Million
Deal with Atlantic City, New Jersey

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell

In a February 16th meeting, the New Jersey state Casino Reinvestment Development Authority gave the green light for $11.25 million in subsidies to go to the Miss America Organization as part of a three-year deal, The Press of Atlantic City reports.

The deal marks an increase in state financial support of the Miss America Organization. A previous agreement, which expired after the 2016 pageant in September, brought Miss America back to its original home in Atlantic City from Las Vegas in 2013 with a total of $7.3 million in subsidies over three years to underwrite the cost of producing the show.

One stipulation of the new deal is that Dick Clark Productions, which oversaw marketing of the 2016 pageant last September, will have to promote Atlantic City during its other televised productions — the Billboard Music Awards and New Year's Rockin' Eve.

 

[updated 02/17/16]

 

The Amazing Race

Pageantry & PromTime 2014 Fashion Showcase Model
Jessica VerSteeg cast in "The Amazing Race"

Miss Iowa United States 2014 Jessica VerSteeg

Tune into “The Amazing Race” this Friday at 8:00 pm on CBS and you may see some familiar faces; Pageantry & PromTime 2014 Fashion Showcase Model and Miss Iowa United States 2014 Jessica VerSteeg, and her best friend Brittany Oldehoff, Miss Florida USA 2014.

The 28th season of the reality travel competition is embarking on its most social season ever — featuring 11 teams of Internet stars, from YouTube and Vine personalities to video bloggers. The winning team takes home $1 million.

Fans may have already caught the first leg of the adventure when it premiered February 12th. Jessica and Brittany already got off to a great start. Lugging blue backpacks, they were the first team to reach the show's host and producer Phil Keoghan in Mexico City.

"We were the fastest there," said Brittany, a Fort Lauderdale native who has been friends with Jessica for about 10 years.

The women say they had been approached to be on the show before, but work schedules and contracts conflicted with the production.

"We always wanted to do the show, and this was the perfect season to do it because it's the social media season," said Jessica, 26, who graduated from Cardinal Gibbons High School and Florida Atlantic University. The Los Angeles resident has almost 65,000 followers on Instagram.

Added Jessica, who is based in San Francisco: "It was an awesome opportunity, and we decided to take advantage of traveling together and exploring the world." Jessica has almost 76,000 followers on Instagram.

Although the pair couldn't say much about the upcoming season, they agreed their pageant experiences — both were top-10 contestants in the Miss USA system — helped them with the show's frenetic pace.

"That time helped prepare us in terms of acting under pressure, last-minute changes, and how react to unusual situations on the spot," Jessica said.

The women hope the show allows viewers to see them beyond their former pageant roles.

"The viewers will see that we are not just models who have to have our hair and makeup … We are real people. We are funny. We are smart. We have feelings," Jessica said. "We like to make friends and we are not just a pretty face. They are probably expecting us to not want to get dirty and the fact is it was quite the opposite."

 

[updated 02/16/16]

 

Miss Universe Organization

Miss Universe 2015 is
Miss Philippines Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is crowned

The 64th annual Miss Universe pageant was held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, December 20, 2015. Miss Philippines, Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, beat 79 other contestants from around the world to take home the coveted crown Sunday night.

Miss Universe 2015 host Steve Harvey wrongfully declared Miss Colombia the winner when she was the first runner-up. Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach, the contestant from the Philippines, had won.

A contrite Steve Harvey took ownership of the mistake.

"OK folks ... I have to apologize," he told a confused crowd in Las Vegas.

"Let me just take control of this. This is exactly what's on the card. I will take responsibility for this. It was my mistake. It was on the card."

Harvey later took to Twitter to apologize, "I don't want to take away from this amazing night and pageant. As well as the wonderful contestants. They were all amazing," Harvey wrote.

Miss Universe 2015:

Philippines – Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach

1st Runner-Up: Colombia – Ariadna Gutiérrez
2nd Runner-Up: USA – Olivia Jordan
3rd Runner-Up: Australia – Monika Radulovic
4th Runner-Up: France – Flora Coquerel

Top 10:

Curaçao – Kanisha Sluis
Dominican Republic – Clarissa Molina
Japan – Ariana Miyamoto
Thailand – Aniporn Chalermburanawong
Venezuela – Mariana Jimenez

Top 15:

Belgium – Annelies Törös
Brazil – Marthina Brandt
Indonesia – Anindya Kusuma Putri
Mexico – Wendy Esparza
South Africa – Refilwe Mthimunye

 

 

See the Miss Universe Red Carpet arrivals and Steve Harvey's post pageant Press Conference here:

[updated 12/21/15]

 

Miss Universe Organization

MISS UNIVERSE Finds a Home
and Will Air Live From Las Vegas
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 20, ON FOX

Pageantry magazine Miss Universe cover

 

IMG and The Miss Universe Organization today announced “THE 64th ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT” has been picked up by Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX). The three-hour annual event will air live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday, Dec. 20 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. As part of IMG’s agreement with FOX to broadcast MISS UNIVERSE®, the network will also have domestic rights to air MISS USA®.

“MISS UNIVERSE® is a unique, global media property and this partnership with FOX marks a new era for The Miss Universe Organization as a whole,” said Michael Antinoro, SVP of Original Content, IMG. “As the broadcast leader in innovative and groundbreaking live events, FOX is the perfect partner as we look to implement new and exciting changes to this show and the franchise.”

“The MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants are iconic television events loved by generations of viewers around the world,” said David Madden, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “We are very excited to partner with IMG and The Miss Universe Organization to infuse a fresh new energy into these perennial broadcast favorites.”

Known for its energy and endless entertainment options, the city of Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino have hosted many MISS UNIVERSE® and MISS USA® pageants over the years.

“Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino has been a fantastic partner to The Miss Universe Organization, and it will be a great home for ‘THE 64th ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE® PAGEANT,’” said Paula M. Shugart, President of The Miss Universe Organization. “The resort’s AXIS Theater is a premier entertainment venue, and the ideal site for the pageant’s inaugural broadcast on a new network.”

The MISS UNIVERSE® telecast is one of the most-watched events in the world, with distribution in approximately 190 countries and territories. Contestants from more than 80 countries will vie to become the next Miss Universe in this year’s special programming event, which will conclude with current Miss Universe Paulina Vega of Colombia crowning her successor.

 

[updated 10/29/15]

 

Miss Universe Organization

IMG - WME Aquire the Miss Universe Organization

IMG-WME logos

 

Donald J. Trump has sold the Miss Universe Organization to the talent agency WME-IMG, the company announced on Monday.

The sale, the financial terms of which were not disclosed, came after a rough summer for the organization’s Miss USA beauty pageant in which two television partners dropped the broadcast in response to comments Mr. Trump made about illegal immigrants during his presidential campaign.

Donald bought NBC’s stake in the Miss Universe Organization on the previous Friday, and it appears that sale was just the prelude for Mr. Trump to spin off the entire organization — which includes the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants — to WME-IMG on the following Monday on September, 14th.

“When I purchased the pageants many years ago, they were in serious trouble,” Mr. Trump said in a statement. “It has been a great honor making them so successful, and I have really enjoyed watching the pageants grow throughout the U.S.A. and worldwide.”

One of the first tasks for WME-IMG will be to find a new TV partner for Miss USA. After NBC backed out of the broadcast, it was picked up by the cable channel Reelz, and had a significantly smaller viewership: 925,000 viewers compared with the 5.6 million people that watched it on NBC last year. The chief executive of Reelz, Stan E. Hubbard, said last month that the Miss USA broadcast was a one-time event for the cable channel and that the beauty pageant belonged “on a broadcast network.”

 

[updated 10/2/15]

 

Miss America 2016 Pageant

Miss Georgia America Betty Cantrell
Crowned in Atlantic City

Miss Georgia America Betty Cantrell

 

Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell was crowned Miss America 2016 at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The 95th Miss America Finals were broadcast live on ABC.

Betty's acceptance of the highly-prized crown is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation during her year of service as Miss America 2016. She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Healthy Children, Strong America, and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.

Betty is a student of Mercer University. During her year as Miss America, she will serve as spokesperson for Healthy Children, Strong America. Along with the coveted title of Miss America 2016, Cantrell won a $50,000 scholarship provided in part by Joseph Ribkoff Inc. and the Miss America Organization to continue her education. For the talent portion of the competition, Cantrell performed the operatic vocal performance of "Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio."

First runner-up in the competition was Miss Mississippi, Hannah Roberts, who earned a $25,000 scholarship. Her talent was classical violin, and her personal platform is Pages of Love.

Second runner-up honors and a $20,000 scholarship was awarded to Miss Colorado, Kelley Johnson. Her talent was original monologue, and her personal platform is The Health Initiative PLUS.

The 52 contestants, who represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, participated in preliminary competitions earlier in the week. Miss Tennessee, Hannah Robison, was the winner of "America's Choice," an online competition where viewers were given the first time opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America contestant entirely on social media. The winner of "America's Choice" advanced to the Top 15 in the competition.

 

TOP 15

South Carolina - Daja Dial
Tennessee - Hannah Robison
Florida - Mary Katherine Fechtel
Oklahoma - Georgia Frazier
Texas - Shannon Sanderford
Iowa - Taylor Wiebers
Nebraska - Alyssa Howell
Arkansas - Loren McDaniel
Virginia - Savannah Lane
West Virginia - Chelsea Malone

4th runner-up
Alabama - Meg McGuffin

3rd runner-up
Louisiana - April Nelson

2nd runner-up
Colorado - Kelley Johnson

1st runner-up
Mississippi - Hannah Roberts

Miss America 2016
Georgia - Betty Cantrell

 

[updated 09/13/15]

 

Miss America Pageant

Miss Georgia and Miss Iowa Win Preliminary Awards
on Thursday, September 10th, the Final Night of the
preliminary 2016 Miss America Competition

2016 Miss America Pageant, Septmember 13th.

During the second of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was named Thursday night's preliminary Talent winner for her operatic vocal performance of "Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio." Betty will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Iowa, Taylor Wiebers, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a blue swimsuit. Taylor also won the first night of preliminary competition in Talent. She is now the first double preliminary winner since 2001 and will receive a $1,000 scholarship for her win this evening.

Tickets for "The 2016 Miss America Competition" can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on "The 2016 Miss America Competition," please visit Miss America Organization's website at www.missamerica.org.

 

[updated 09/11/15]

 

Miss America Pageant

Miss Georgia and Miss Iowa Win Preliminary Awards
on Thursday, September 10th, the Final Night of the
preliminary 2016 Miss America Competition

2016 Miss America Pageant, Septmember 13th.

During the second of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Georgia, Betty Cantrell, was named Thursday night's preliminary Talent winner for her operatic vocal performance of "Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio." Betty will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Iowa, Taylor Wiebers, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a blue swimsuit. Taylor also won the first night of preliminary competition in Talent. She is now the first double preliminary winner since 2001 and will receive a $1,000 scholarship for her win this evening.

Tickets for "The 2016 Miss America Competition" can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on "The 2016 Miss America Competition," please visit Miss America Organization's website at www.missamerica.org.

 

[updated 09/11/15]

 

Miss America Pageant

Miss Louisiana and Miss Florida Win Preliminary Awards
on Wednesday, September 9th, the Second Night of the
2016 Miss America Competition

2016 Miss America Pageant, Septmember 13th.

During the second of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Louisiana, April Nelson, was named Wednesday night's preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of "Climb Every Mountain" from the musical "Sound of Music." April will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Florida, MaryKatherine Fechtel, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a white swimsuit. MaryKatherine will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Tickets for "The 2016 Miss America Competition" can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on "The 2016 Miss America Competition," please visit Miss America Organization's website at www.missamerica.org.

 

[updated 09/10/15]

 

Miss America Pageant

Miss Iowa and Miss South Carolina Win Preliminary Awards

2016 Miss America Pageant, Septmember 13th.

During the first of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Iowa, Taylor Wiebers, was named Tuesday night's preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of "Don't Forget Me" from the musical TV series "Smash." Taylor will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss South Carolina, Daja Dial, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a turquoise swimsuit. Daja will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Tickets for "The 2016 Miss America Competition" can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on "The 2016 Miss America Competition," please visit Miss America Organization's website at www.missamerica.org.

 

[updated 09/09/15]

 

Miss America Pageant

Tune into the 95th Anniversary of the Miss America Pageant
Sunday, September 13th, 2015 at 9:00 pm on ABC!

2016 Miss America Pageant, Septmember 13th.

ABC, Miss America Organization and Dick Clark Productions proudly present the 95th anniversary of the Miss America pageant culminating with the crowning of Miss America 2016. The competition will be returning to Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 - 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network. The evening will be filled with glitz and glam when 52 women representing their home states and territories compete to bring home the crown.

"The 2016 Miss America Competition" is the finale of a 13 day event following Labor Day weekend that includes three nights of Preliminary Competitions and a week of events including the much anticipated "Show Us Your Shoes Parade" that will be held on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 12.

Tickets for "The 2016 Miss America Competition" go on sale Friday, June 5 and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on "The 2016 Miss America Competition," please visit Miss America Organization's website at www.missamerica.org.

 

[updated 08/28/15]

 

Miss Teen USA 2015

The New Miss Teen USA 2015 is
Katherine Haik - Miss Louisiana Teen

Katherine Haik - Miss Teen USA 2015

The Miss Teen USA 2015 pageant was the system's 33rd event, held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas on August 22, 2015. Outgoing titleholder, Miss Teen USA 2014 K. Lee Graham, crowned her successor Miss Louisiana Teen Katherine Haik after the 51 state delegates [including the District of Columbia] competed for the prestigious title

If you miss the LIVE streamed broadcast, you can view it here.

The 15-year old is an avid sports and music lover — playing softball, basketball and piano in her downtime. She wowed judges in the evening gown and swimwear competitions, but really stole the show with her interview answer. When asked which historic woman she’d like to see on the new $10 bill, Haik answered that she’d like to see Rosa Parks because she was a woman whose bravery Haik admires and she wishes her generation could stand up for things that are right the way Parks did during the Civil Rights Movement.

Katherine also impressed judges and the audience when she was able to name every U.S. president in order with a cute little song.

 

Top 15:
Alabama Teen - Taylor Ryan Elliott
Arizona Teen - Neda Danilovic
Arkansas Teen - Arynn Johnson
Missouri Teen - Christina Stratton
New York Teen - Geena Cardalena
Oklahoma Teen - Cherokee Pearce
Pennsylvania Teen - Jasmine Daniels
South Carolina Teen - Wesley Mitchell
Texas Teen - Chloe Kembel
Vermont Teen - Alexandra Marek

Top 5:
Winner — Louisiana Teen - Katherine Haik
1st Runner-Up — California Teen - Melanie Mitchell
2nd Runner-Up — North Carolina Teen - Jane Axhoj
3rd Runner-Up — Tennessee Teen - Hannah Faith Greene
4th Runner-Up — Massachusetts Teen - Sophie Baird

 

[updated 08/24/15]

 

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2016 is
Allie Nault of New Hamphire

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2016 - Allie Nault

Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen, Allie Nault was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2016 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Allie becomes the 11th tilteholder of Forever MAOTeen queens in the pageants 10 year history.

Allie will begin an amazing journey taking her across the country during her year of service as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2016. She will travel speaking to audiences about her platform “Making Sense: Becoming Financially Responsible” and acting as the official National Teen Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. CMNH is the national platform partner of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.

Allie is a 17-year-old student from Gilford, New Hampshire and wowed the audience and judges with her Baton Twirling routine, juggling up to 3 batons at once.

 

Top 10:
South Carolina - Sarah Hamrick
Georgia - Victoria Smith
New Jersey - Shereen Pimentel
Nebraska - Steffany Lien
Nevada - Lauren Watson

Top 5:
Winner — New Hampshire - Allie Nault
1st Runner-Up — Texas - Addy Jackson
2nd Runner-Up — Indiana - Audrey Ferguson
3rd Runner-Up — Arizona - Jessi Gradillas
4th Runner-Up — Oklahoma - Carrigan Bradley

 

[updated 08/02/15]

 

Miss USA 2015

The New Miss USA 2015 is
Miss Oklahoma - Olivia Jordan

Miss USA 2015 Olivia Jordan

The Miss USA 2015 pageant was the system's 64th event, held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the Baton Rouge River Center. Outgoing titleholder, Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez of Nevada, crowned her successor Miss Oklahoma Olivia Jordan after the 51 state delegates [including the District of Columbia] competed for the prestigious title, televised live on Reelz and streamed live on the web via YouTube.

Congratulations to our former Pageantry and PromTime models Renee Wronecki and Laura Puelo for making the Top 15!!

Top 15:
Miss Arizona - Maureen Montagne
Miss Illinois - Renee Wronecki
Miss New York - Thatiana Diaz
Miss Virginia - Laura Puleo

Top 11:
Miss Alabama - Madison Guthrie
Miss Delaware - Renee Bull
Miss Hawaii - Emma Wo
Miss Louisiana - Candice Bennatt
Miss Kentucky - Katie George
Miss Michigan - Rashontae Wawrzyniak

Top 5:
Winner — Miss Oklahoma, Olivia Jordan
1st Runner-Up — Miss Texas, Ylianna Guerra
2nd Runner-Up — Miss Rhode Island, Anea Garcia
3rd Runner-Up — Miss Nevada, Brittany McGowan
4th Runner-Up — Miss Maryland, Mamé Adjei

 

[updated 07/13/15]

 

Miss USA 2015

REELZ TO EXCLUSIVELY TELECAST
THE 2015 MISS USA® PAGEANT LIVE
SUNDAY, JULY 12 AT 8:00 PM ET

Miss USA Pageant telecast on Reelz

Don't forget to turn on the REELZ for the exclusively telecast of the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant on Sunday, July 12 at 8:00 PM ET and PT.

“The decision on the part of REELZ to acquire the rights to the MISS USA Pageant was based on our belief that this special event, and the women who compete in it, are an integral part of American tradition,” said Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of REELZ. “As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere. For us, this decision is about the dreams of the contestants who come from all walks of life across the United States, the city of Baton Rouge that has proudly come together to host this pageant and the viewers who will be watching and celebrating its 54th year on television. The MISS USA Pageant is a perfect fit on REELZ where movies, entertainment and celebrity come together every day of the year.”.

Last year’s telecast concluded with Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA, being crowned Miss USA 2014. The MISS USA telecast now reaches approximately 70 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.missusa.com.

 

[updated 07/09/15]

 

Miss Universe Organization

THE 2015 MISS USA® PAGEANT
BRINGS THE HEAT BACK TO BATON ROUGE

SUNDAY, JULY 12 ON NBC (8-11 P.M. ET) LIVE FROM
THE BATON ROUGE RIVER CENTER IN LOUISIANA

Miss New York America Kira Kazantsev

NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced today that the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will take place in Baton Rouge, La. After the success of last year’s telecast, the MISS USA pageant returns to air LIVE from The Baton Rouge River Center Sunday, July 12 (8-11 p.m. ET) on NBC.

“The 2014 MISS USA® Pageant delivered an unprecedented amount of national and international exposure for Baton Rouge, taking its reputation for tourism and business opportunities beyond the local level,” says Trump. “This year’s pageant will be no different. Continuing our partnership guarantees another sold-out show that will provide Louisiana’s capital with another three hours of primetime television coverage,” adds Trump.

“There is always a genuine feeling of true hospitality when visiting Baton Rouge,” says Shugart. “We have created an incredible partnership with the city, and are honored to have the responsibility of sharing what their community has to offer through our worldwide telecasts,” adds Shugart. “Baton Rouge was recently named one of the Top 10 Happiest Cities in America by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which is no surprise to us. We truly cannot wait to go back.”

The Miss Universe Organization will return to the “Capital City” to produce the 2015 MISS USA® Pageant after the tremendous results from last summer. The 2014 MISS USA® broadcast and its events leading up to the show placed Baton Rouge on a world stage, bringing the city unparalleled exposure which vastly increased web traffic and created countless mentions in news and social media. The telecast shared the best of Louisiana’s vibrant culture and featured its lively music scene, unique food and proud people. On the night of last year’s pageant, hotels showed their largest surge in revenue, with an increase of 25 percent from the same day in 2013. Furthermore, it was reported by local news to be a “tourism victory.”

“Last year’s pageant was great exposure for Louisiana. We showed off Louisiana’s unique culture, abundant leisure opportunities and delicious seafood,” Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said. “We are excited to have the Miss Universe Organization back in 2015 to share our one-of-a-kind hospitality with the contestants and the pageant’s millions of television viewers.”

Mayor-President Melvin L. “Kip” Holden said, “There are so many things about the return of MISS USA to Baton Rouge that are unprecedented, but one of the most memorable from last year which we will again see was the fantastic exposure it gave Baton Rouge and Louisiana as a great tourism destination. There was a national social media buzz about this event all week as the contestants made local appearances. I’m going to predict this year will be even better now that everyone has seen how much entertainment MISS USA brings to Baton Rouge.

“We are elated that the pageant is returning to Baton Rouge. Visitors, contestants and the nation alike saw the uniqueness of Baton Rouge’s attractions, food and culture last year,” said Paul Arrigo, president and CEO of Visit Baton Rouge. “With so much more to see and do in Baton Rouge, we cannot wait to showcase everything else our great city has to offer.”

L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel will host the Miss USA contestants leading up to the pageant. “We are very excited to once again be the host hotel for the MISS USA event,” says Mickey Parenton, Senior Vice President and General Manager, L’Auberge Baton Rouge Casino & Hotel. The Miss Universe organization, contestants and staff were tremendous to work with and we look forward to sharing our South Louisiana hospitality with them yet again.”

The Miss Universe Organization will bring on IMG as executive producers of this year’s MISS USA pageant. Recognized as a global leader in sports, fashion and media, the IMG team most recently produced the 63rd Annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant in January. The 2015 MISS USA® Pageant will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Contestants will be judged in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview. The show concludes with one contestant ultimately being crowned Miss USA 2015.

Last year’s telecast concluded with Nia Sanchez, Miss Nevada USA, being crowned Miss USA 2014. The MISS USA telecast now reaches approximately 70 countries and territories. For more information, visit www.missusa.com.

 

[updated 04/15/15]

 

Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization Announces
New Leadership Team: Sam Haskell
Elevated to Executive Chairman

The Miss America Organization announced its new leadership team and the exit of Miss America President Sharon Pearce. Pearce, a nine year veteran of the Miss America Organization was made President of MAO in June 2013, and informed Chairman and CEO Sam Haskell of her desires to resign after the September 2014 Competition to spend more time with her family. Said Haskell in a prepared statement, "Sharon has provided a great service to our organization. Her support of me, the staff, and thousands of young women coast to coast will never be forgotten. We thank Sharon, and we wish her great success in all of her future endeavors."

"I have been so proud to be part of this incredible organization since 2006 and have had the pleasure of working alongside our Chairman, the Board of Directors as well as our wonderful volunteers across the country and our National Staff. I wish the organization continued success as they prepare to celebrate their 95th anniversary this September," said Pearce.

Sam Haskell was elevated to the position of Executive Chairman of the Miss America Organization and will assume Pearce's responsibilities and maintain his role as CEO.

Lynn Hackerman Weidner has been unanimously ratified to become Chairwoman of the Board. A Former Miss New Jersey, Weidner is the first former Miss America Contestant to hold the position. Weidner was quoted in a prepared statement, "I am humbled and honored to be of service to such a historic organization in it's 95th year. I am proud to stand with Sam Haskell and my esteemed colleagues to take Miss America to even greater heights."

 

[updated 03/02/15]

 

Miss Universe Pageant

Miss Universe 2014 is
Miss Colombia - Paulina Vega

Miss Universe 2014 Paulina Vega

The 63rd annual Miss Universe pageant was held on January 25, 2015 in Doral-Miami at the FIU Arena. Paulina Vega, a 22-year-old student of business administration from Barranquilla, Colombia, beat out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries to be crowned Miss Universe 2014.

"It will be a dream come true to represent the woman of today," Paulina said earlier during the week's preliminary competitions. "A woman that not only cares about being beautiful and being glamorous, but also cares about being a professional, intelligent, hard-working person."

Miss Universe 2014:

Colombia – Paulina Vega

1st Runner-Up: USA – Nia Sanchez
2nd Runner-Up: Ukraine – Diana Harkusha
3rd Runner-Up: Netherlands – Yasmin Verheijen
4th Runner-Up: Jamaica – Kaci Fennell

Top 10:

Argentina – Valentina Ferrer
Australia – Tegan Martin
Philippines – Mary Jean Lastimosa
Spain – Desirée Cordero Ferrer
Venezuela – Migbelis Castellanos

Top 15:

Brazil – Melissa Gurgel
France – Camille Cerf
India – Noyonita Lodh
Indonesia – Elvira Devinamira
Italy – Valentina Bonariva

[updated 01/26/15]

 

Miss Teen USA

FORMER MISS TEEN USA,
SHELLEY HENNIG STARS IN “OUIJA”

 

Shelley Hennig stars in Ouija

Miss Teen USA 2004, Shelley Hennig plays Debbie in the new film “Ouija”. Shelley Hennig was featured on the cover of the Fall 2008 edition of Pageantry magazine.

In Ouija, a group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. Stiles White directs the supernatural thriller that is produced by Platinum Dunes partners Michael Bay, Brad Fuller and Andrew Form (The Purge, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Friday the 13th) alongside Blumhouse Productions' Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity and Insidious series, The Purge), and Bennett Schneir (Battleship).

Spoiler Alert:

In the way of all horror movies, poor Debbie meets a terrible fate.

 

[updated 11/13/14]

 

Miss Universe Organization

THE 63RD ANNUAL MISS UNIVERSE PAGEANT
TO BE HELD IN DORAL-MIAMI
AT FIU ON JANUARY 25 AT 8/7C ON NBC

 

NBC, Donald J. Trump and Paula M. Shugart, president of the Miss Universe Organization, announced that the 63rd annual MISS UNIVERSE® Pageant will take place in Doral-Miami, Florida and air live from Florida International University on NBC, Sunday, Jan. 25 (8-11 p.m. ET) with simulcast in Spanish on Telemundo.

 

[updated 10/03/14]

 

Miss America Pageant

THREEPEAT!!
Miss New York America Kira Kazantsev
Crowned in Atlantic City

Miss New York America Kira Kazantsev

 

Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned Miss America 2015 tonight at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall. The Miss America Finals were broadcast live on ABC.

Kira's acceptance of the highly-prized crown is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation during her year of service as Miss America 2015. She will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Love Shouldn't Hurt: Protecting Women Against Domestic Violence and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.

Kira is a graduate of Hofstra University. During her year as Miss America she will serve as spokesperson for education as she travels to Washington, D.C., to work with the Department of Education. Along with the coveted title of Miss America 2015, Kira won a $50,000 scholarship provided in part by Joseph Ribkoff Inc. and the Miss America Organization to continue her education. For the talent portion of the competition, Kira performed a vocal performance of the song "Happy".

First runner-up in the competition was Miss Virginia Courtney Paige Garrett who earned a $25,000 scholarship. Her talent was a classical vocal performance, and her personal platform is Defying Disabilities. Second runner-up honors and a $20,000 scholarship were awarded to Miss Arkansas Ashton Jo Campbell. Her talent was a vocal performance, and her personal platform is Aim Higher: Setting Our Sights on Higher Education.

Miss Idaho Sierra Sandison was the winner of ABC's America's Choice, an online competition where viewers were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America contestant. The announcement was made at the beginning of the Miss America broadcast, and Sierra became the 15th finalist to compete in the live finale. Miss North Dakota Jacky Arness was the winner of the Judge's Choice Award, an on-air, surprise opportunity for the judges to jointly select an additional contestant to compete among the finalists. Jacky also won the coveted Miss Congeniality Award, which was awarded live for the first time on national television during the pre-show.

The winners of $5,000 STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Scholarships are: Miss New Mexico Jessica Burson, Miss Vermont Lucy Edwards, Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart, Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn, and Miss Georgia Maggie Bridges.

As the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation's leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization made available last year more than $45 million in scholarship assistance. The Miss America Organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs.

The 94th Miss America Competition was hosted by Chris Harrison and Lara Spencer. The 53 contestants, who represented all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands, participated in preliminary competitions earlier in the week.

 

TOP 16

Connecticut – Acacia Courtney
Idaho – Sierra Sandison [America's Choice]
North Dakota – Jacky Arness [Judges Choice]
Texas – Monique Evans
Iowa – Alyson Lou Olson
Kentucky – Ramsey Carpenter
Alabama – Caitlin Brunell
Mississippi – Jasmine Murray
Ohio – Mackenzie Victoria Bart
Oklahoma – Alexandra Eppler
Tennessee – Hayley Lewis

4th runner-up
Masschusetts – Lauren Kuhn

3rd runner-up
Florida – Victoria Cowen

2nd runner-up
Arkansas – Ashton Campbell

1st runner-up
Virginia – Courtney Paige Garrett

Miss America 2015
New York – Kira Kazantsev

 

[updated 09/15/14]

 

Miss Teen USA Pageant

Miss South Carolina K. Lee Graham
Crowned Miss Teen USA 2014

Miss Teen USA K. Lee Graham is Crowned

Miss Teen USA 2014 was the 32nd Miss Teen USA pageant. Held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in Nassau, Bahamas, Cassidy Wolf crowned her successor, K. Lee Graham of South Carolina.

K. Lee is actually short for Katherine Lee. When she was born, her one-year-old sis had trouble pronouncing the brunette's name, so she simply called her "K." The nickname stuck with her ever since.

K. Lee hopes to encourage other girls to find true beauty on the inside with her blog, Live Beautifully. "[My blog] has become an outlet for me to address and express some of my opinions about issues regarding body image, self-esteem and personal identity that young adults are challenged with every day," she wrote.

TOP 15

Arizona - Savannah Wix
Delaware - Mia Jones
Indiana - Zoe Parker
Massachusetts - Bailey Medeiros
Michigan - Iris Robare
Oklahoma - Brooklynne Bond
Tennessee - Morgan Moseley
Texas - Kellie Stewart
West Virginia - Lexsey Marrara
Wisconsin - Patience Vallier

4th runner-up
New Jersey - Valentina Sanchez

3rd runner-up
California - Bianca Vierra

2nd runner-up
Pennsylvania - Sydney Robertson

1st runner-up
Mississippi - Vaeda Mann

Miss Teen USA 2014
South Carolina - K. Lee Graham

 

[updated 08/03/14]

 

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 is
Olivia McMillan of Georgia

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 - Olivia McMillan

Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Olivia McMillan was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2015 in the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

Olivia’s triumphant walk across the stage was just the beginning of a journey that will take her all of the country during her year of service as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015. She will travel speaking to audiences about her platform “The Sibling Support Project” and acting as the official National Teen Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. CMNH is the national platform partner of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.

Olivia is a 17-year-old student at Northside High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Tracy McMillan and resides in Centerville, Georgia.

Along with the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015, Olivia won a $25,000 scholarship provided by the Harris Rosen Foundation and Neutraderm towards her college education. For the talent portion of the competition, Olivia sang “Nessun Dorma.”

The first runner-up was Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen, Lexie Perry who earned a $10,000 scholarship. Her talent performance was fiddle and her personal platform is “Hear Me Out.”

Second runner-up honors and a $7,500 scholarship were awarded to Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Morgan Green. Her talent was a vocal and her personal platform is “Literacy: Pathway to Prosperity.”

Third runner-up and the winner of a $5,000 scholarship was Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Casey Shepard. Her talent was a Ballet en Pointe and her personal platform is “E.N.D.D. Embracing Not Defining Disabilities.”

The fourth runner-up and recipient of a $2,500 scholarship was Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen, Morgan Holen. Her talent was a lyrical dance and her platform is “Random Acts of Kindness.”

Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen, Raghen Lucy, and Miss Virgin Island’s Outstanding Teen, Cereyna Bougouneau, were the winners of America’s Choice, an online competition where viewers were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestant. The announcement was made at the beginning of the show and they became the 1st and 2nd Semi-Finalists to compete in the finale.

 

[updated 08/02/14]

 

Miss USA Pageant

The New Miss USA 2014 is
Miss Nevada - Nia Sanchez

Miss USA 2014 Nia Sanchez

The Miss USA 2014 pageant was the system's 63rd event, held in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the Baton Rouge River Center. The stellar broadcast was one hour longer than usual, and gave viewers the opportunity to get to know some of the contestants in their home state in snippets and video vignettes during their introductions.

Outgoing titleholder, Miss USA 2013 Erin Brady of Connecticut, crowned her successor after the 51 state delegates [including the District of Columbia] competed for the prestigious title, televised live on NBC.

TOP 20:

Alabama - Jesica Warren Alhberg
Arizona - Jordan Wessel
Indiana - Mekayla Diehl
Minnesota - Haley O'Brien
Nebraska - Amanda Soltero
New Jersey - Emily Shah
Oklahoma - Brooklynne Young
Pennsylvania - Valerie Gatto
Tennessee - Kristy Landers Niedenfuer
Virginia - Arielle Rosmarino

TOP 10:

California - Cassandra Kunze [Miss Photogenic]
Maryland - Taylor Burton
South Carolina - Christina Zapolski
Wisconsin - Bishara Dorre

TOP 6:

Florida - Brittany Oldehoff
Georgia - Tiana Griggs
Iowa - Carlyn Bradarich
Louisiana - Brittany Guidry
Nevada - Nia Sanchez
North Dakota - Audra Mari

FINALISTS:

WINNER USA Nevada - Nia Sanchez
1st runner-up North Dakota - Audra Mari
2nd runner-up Georgia - Tiana Griggs
3rd runner-up Louisiana - Brittany Guidry
4th runner-up Florida - Brittany Oldehoff
5th runner-up Iowa - Carlyn Bradarich

Miss Nevada Nia Sanchez is a fourth-degree black belt in the Korean martial art of taekwondo, and will go on to represent the U.S. at the Miss Universe competition later this year.

[updated 06/08/14]

 

Miss Teen USA

CBS SPORTS ADDS ALLIE LAFORCE TO COLLEGE FOOTBALL BROADCAST TEAM

Allie LaForce heads to CBS Broadcast team for college football

Allie LaForce Joins as Lead College Football Reporter

CBS Sports has added Adam Zucker and Allie LaForce to its college football broadcast team. Zucker has been named host of COLLEGE FOOTBALL TODAY, the Network’s pre-game, halftime and post-game studio show. LaForce joins as lead college football reporter, teaming with Verne Lundquist and Gary Danielson on the "SEC Game of the Week.” The announcement was made today by Sean McManus, Chairman, CBS Sports.

“Both Adam and Allie represent the next, great generation of sports broadcasters,” said McManus. “We are extremely excited about the future of our college football coverage from the studio to the sidelines, and look for both to contribute to its continued and storied success.”

Miss Teen USA 2005, Allie, joins as lead college football reporter working with Lundquist and Danielson calling the "SEC Game of the Week” as well as the Army-Navy game. LaForce joined CBS Sports in 2012. She currently hosts the late night show LEAD OFF on CBS Sports Network and serves as a college basketball sideline reporter, including working the NCAA Tournament the last two years. LaForce also was part of CBS Sports Network’s NFL pre-game studio show, THAT OTHER PREGAME SHOW, last year.

 

[updated 5/27/14]

 

Miss America Organization

American Team-Up

Miss America, Nina Davuluri is teaming up with Tony Bowls

The Miss America Organization and renowned designer Tony Bowls have entered into a partnership to have Tony Bowls/Mon Cheri as the Official Evening Gown Sponsor of Miss America.

Tony Bowls’ groundbreaking designs will showcase the 53 beautiful Miss America contestants and captivate the attention of millions of viewers. The Tony Bowls Collection will make its debut on the Miss America stage during this year’s competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The Miss America Pageant will be broadcast live on ABC Sunday, September 14th at 9 pm.

 

[updated 5/22/14]

 

Miss Universe Organization

The 2014 Miss USA Pageant will be hosted in
Baton Rouge, Louisianna, on June 8th

Miss New York, Nina Davuluri is crowned Miss America 2014

The Miss USA competition is headed to the birthplace of pageants and Pageantry magazine this year.

As revealed on the Today Show by Donald Trump, the owner of the Miss Universe Organization, this year's contest will be held in Baton Rouge, La., on June 8th. The contest will air on NBC from 8-11 p.m. ET.

“We developed strong ties with Mayor Holden and everyone in the Baton Rouge community when they hosted the Miss Teen USA pageant in 2005, and we anticipated coming back the following year,'' Trump said in a news release.

But the pageant couldn't return in 2006 due to the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, "when the population doubled overnight due to people in damaged areas seeking safety and shelter,” Miss Universe Organization president Paula Shugart said in the release. “The sense of community that Baton Rouge has is incredibly inspiring and the hospitality shown to us while we were there was second to none. I am looking forward to bringing an event back to Baton Rouge to experience the charm of the Capital City.”

The competition will feature contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, who will be judged in the categories of swimsuit, evening gown and interview.

"It is an honor to host the Miss USA pageant in Louisiana," Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne said in a statement. "It is an incredible opportunity for Baton Rouge to shine on a national stage and I expect the delegates will enjoy our unique culture and joie de vivre."

 

[updated 3/13/14]

 

Miss America Organization

Miss America Pageant broadcast live on ABC
Sunday, Sept. 14th at 9 pm

Miss New York, Nina Davuluri is crowned Miss America 2014

Miss America 2014 Nina Davuluri joined Sam Haskell, CEO of the Miss America Organization, newly-elected Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Executive Director John Palmieri, Atlantic City Alliance President Liza Cartmell, and Miss America Organization President Sharon Pearce at the Atlantic City Sheraton to announce the date for the Miss America pageant and events leading up to the crowning later this year.

The Miss America Pageant will be broadcast live on ABC Sunday, September 14th at 9 pm. The iconic "Show Us Your Shoes Parade" will be held on the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, September 13th. Miss America week will begin with preliminary competitions will be held Tuesday, September 9th through Thursday September 11th at Boardwalk Hall.

Tickets will go on sale this spring. Visit www.missamerica.org for more information.

 

[updated 1/23/14]

 

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