(Miss America Organization)
The Miss America 2014 pageant will be broadcast live from Atlantic City on September 15.
53 contestants (one from each state, plus the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico) will compete for the prestigious crown, currently worn by Mallory Hagan of New York.
Celebrity judges for the event include Lance Bass, Miss America 2005 Deidre Downs Gunn, Carla Hall, Barbara Corcoran, Amar’e Stoudemire, Joshua Bell, and Mario Cantone.
So who are the ladies vying for the title?
Meet the 2014 Miss America contestants below!
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