Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition

Miss America is scrapping its swimsuit competition and will no longer judge contestants based on physical appearance, the organization announced Tuesday. "We are no longer a pageant," Gretchen Carlson, the first former Miss America to be named chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, said on "GMA." "We are a competition."... Continue Reading →

Miss America 2019 set to air September 9

The ABC Television Network and The Miss America Organization announced today that “The 2019 Miss America Competition” will air live on ABC, SUNDAY, SEPT. 9 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EDT), from Atlantic City’s famed Boardwalk Hall. The three nights of preliminary competition will take place Sept. 5-7 at Boardwalk Hall followed by the Miss America Parade Sept. 8 on... Continue Reading →

Miss Minnesota and Miss Louisiana win Preliminary Awards on second night of competition

During the second of three preliminary nights for “The 2018 Miss America Competition” in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Minnesota, Brianna Drevlow, was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her classical piano performance. Brianna will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Louisiana, Laryssa Bonacquisti, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner.... Continue Reading →

Miss Utah and Miss Texas win Preliminary Awards on first night of competition

During the first of three preliminary nights for “The 2018 Miss America Competition” in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Utah, JessiKate Riley was named Wednesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her classical violin performance. JessiKate will receive a $2,000 scholarship. Also capturing the spotlight was Miss Texas, Margana Wood, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in... Continue Reading →

Miss America contestants arrive in Atlantic City

The 2018 Miss America Pageant officially started with the arrival of the 51 contestants to Atlantic City. The current Miss America Savvy Shields and the Miss America Organization hosted a welcome event for the 51 hopefuls at Atlantic City's Kennedy Plaza. The contestants were greeted by Mayor Don Guardian, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority Director Chris... Continue Reading →

Maria Menounos and Nina Davuluri added to list of celebrity judges for the 2018 Miss America Pageant

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC today announced that TV and SiriusXM host, CEO of Afterbuzz TV and bestselling author Maria Menounos and former Miss America Nina Davuluri will join ACM Male Vocalist of the Year Thomas Rhett, author, actress and model Molly Sims, multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks and PEOPLE Editor... Continue Reading →

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