Miss America Pageant

Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras, left, and Miss Indiana Lydia Tremaine celebrate after winning preliminary competition awards in the Miss America pageant Friday Sept. 7, 2018 in Atlantic City, N.J. Taveras won the onstage interview and Tremaine won the talent portion. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 09, 2018 - 10:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss America pageant (all times local): 11 p.m. Miss New York has been named 2019 Miss America in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She was chosen Sunday night from among 51 contestants in the first Miss America pageant to be held without a swimsuit competition...
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September 08, 2018 - 5:36 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The 51 young women hoping to become the next Miss America have shown off their fancy footwear in a parade that is a longstanding tradition in the pageant. The "Show Us Your Shoes" parade was held Saturday along the Boardwalk, where the next Miss America will be crowned...
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Miss West Virginia
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September 08, 2018 - 1:52 pm
A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation.
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Miss Virginia Emili McPhail, left, won the onstage interview portion and Miss Louisiana Holli' Conway, right, won the talent portion of the second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 07, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation. Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked an onstage question Friday night about what she feels is the most serious issue facing the nation. She replied "...
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Miss Virginia Emili McPhail, left, won the onstage interview portion and Miss Louisiana Holli' Conway, right, won the talent portion of the second night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City N.J. on Thursday Sept. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 06, 2018 - 10:08 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A question about the propriety of NFL players kneeling in protest during the National Anthem helped select one of Thursday's preliminary winners in the Miss America competition. Miss Virginia Emili McPhail was asked what advice she would give to players about whether to...
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Miss Florida, Taylor Tyson, left, and Miss Wisconsin, Tianna Vanderhei, talk to the media after the first night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, N.J., Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018. Tyson won the talent competition and Vanderhei won the onstage interview competition. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
September 05, 2018 - 10:02 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin scored the first preliminary wins in the post-swimsuit era of the Miss America pageant Wednesday night, and proclaimed a new day had arrived for a piece of Americana that's trying to reboot itself in a rapidly changing world. The...
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Gretchen Carlson speaks to the contestants and the crowd at Kennedy Plaza during the annual Miss America arrival celebration, Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 in Atlantic City, N.J. The official arrival of the 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America went off Thursday without direct mention of the recent public tensions between the reigning titleholder and the pageant’s leadership. (Erin Grugan/The Press of Atlantic City via AP)
August 30, 2018 - 8:28 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The official arrival of the 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America went off Thursday without direct mention of the recent public tensions between the reigning titleholder and the pageant's leadership. Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has feuded on Twitter with...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2016, file photo, Carrie Ann Inaba arrives at night two of the Creative Arts Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Inaba and television personality Ross Matthews will co-host this year’s Miss America competition. Pageant officials made the announcement Wednesday, Aug. 29. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
August 29, 2018 - 11:08 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — "Dancing with the Stars" host Carrie Ann Inaba and television personality Ross Matthews will co-host this year's Miss America competition. Pageant officials made the announcement Wednesday. Inaba was the pageant's choreographer for many years, but will be hosting the show...
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FILE – In this Sept. 10, 2017, file photo, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund reacts after being named Miss America during the Miss America 2018 pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. In a letter sent to former Miss Americas on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, Mund says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
August 17, 2018 - 12:28 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The reigning Miss America says she has been bullied, manipulated and silenced by the pageant's current leadership, including Gretchen Carlson. In a letter sent Friday to former Miss Americas, Cara Mund says she decided to speak out despite the risk of punishment. Her...
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FILE - In this April 25, 2017 file photo, Gretchen Carlson attends the TIME 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world in New York. Former Miss America winners and state pageant officials are split over the leadership and direction of the organization, which was rocked by a 2017 email scandal that led to the resignations of its top leadership. Representatives from 22 state pageants signed a petition calling for the resignations of the new Miss America board, including Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson and President and CEO Regina Hopper, The Press of Atlantic City reported Saturday, July 7, 2018. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
July 07, 2018 - 7:44 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Former Miss America winners and state pageant officials are split over the leadership and direction of the organization, which was rocked by a 2017 email scandal that led to the resignations of its top leaders. Representatives from 22 state pageants signed a petition...
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