The 2017 Miss America Competition airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, but before the big event, meet the 52 women competing for the crown. See a photo gallery of all the contestants below!
Beauty queens from all 50 U.S. states, plus Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, will be vying for the Miss America title by showcasing their various talents and charity work. The preliminaries kicked off earlier this week with the ladies answering questions on stage, performing their unique talents and showing off both their evening gowns and swimsuits. During the first night on Tuesday, Miss District of Columbia, Cierra Jackson, won the swimsuit competition, while Miss Tennessee, Grace Burgess, won the talent portion with her rendition of the Eagles’ classic song “Desperado.”
For the main ceremony this weekend, “Bachelor” host Chris Harrison will be emceeing this year’s festivities, marking his eighth year with the show. He’ll be joined by ESPN anchor Sage Steele. There were also be a handful of celebrity judges, including Ciara, Mark Cuban, Cole Swindell, Gabby Douglas, Sara Foster, Laura Marano and Miss America 1985 winner Sharlene Wells.
Gossip Cop will have a live stream of the 96th annual Miss America pageant when it airs this Sunday. In the meantime, meet all 52 contestants in the photo gallery below!
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