Miss America 2016: Watch Online Live Stream!
Miss America 2016 takes place live from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, starting at 9 p.m., and Gossip Cop has a live stream. Women from all 50 states, as well as from the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, will be vying for the crown currently held by 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev of New York. The contestants face off in a number of categories, including swimsuit and talent competitions. So you don’t miss any of the action, check out the live stream below.
So, who will win this year? As Gossip Cop previously reported, Miss New York has won the Miss America crown for the past three years in a row. However, based on some of the preliminary competitions, Miss Iowa Taylor Wiebers, has an advantage going into the finale.
During the past week, leading up to the televised pageant, Wiebers won the talent competition with her singing performance of “Don’t Forget Me” from “Smash.” She also walked away with the top score in the swimsuit contest. That said, Kazantsev won Miss America last year, though she hadn’t won any of the preliminary competitions.
The Miss America 2015 pageant is being hosted by Brooke Burke-Charvet and Chris Harrison, who is hosting for his seventh time. The judges are Zendaya, former “Dancing With the Stars” contestant Amy Purdy, country singer Brett Eldredge, “Shark Tank” star Kevin O’Leary, Danica McKellar, and author Taya Kyle, the wife of late Navy Seal Chris Kyle. The head judge is Vanessa Williams, who was the first African-American to win Miss America in 1984, but resigned shortly after being crowned when naked pictures she had taken years earlier were published in Penthouse.
Tell Gossip Cop who you are rooting for, and watch the live stream at abc.go.com/watch-live.