Miss America will take place live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on September 13, and Gossip Cop has everything you need to know about this year’s 52 contestants. See the photos below!
Ladies from every state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, will be competing for the coveted Miss America crown, currently held by the 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev, who hails from New York.
“Bachelor” host Chris Harrison has been tapped again to host the Miss America pageant, making it his seventh year with the show. Celebrity judges include Zendaya, former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Amy Purdy, country singer Brett Eldredge, “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary and author Taya Kyle, the wife of late Navy Seal Chris Kyle. More judges are expected to be announced soon.
If Miss New York Jamie Lynn Macchia (above) wins the crown this year, it will mark the fourth time in a row New York has taken home the title. So far, New York, California, Ohio and Oklahoma have all won six Miss America titles in the past.
Check out the slideshow below to see all 52 contestants for the 2016 Miss America pageant, and tell us what you think.
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