Miss America Pageant

FILE - This Sept. 9, 2018 file photo shows Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacting after being named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss America Organization says this year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in Uncasville, Connecticut. It will be broadcast on NBC Dec. 19, in a switch from recent broadcaster ABC. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray, File)
July 23, 2019 - 5:27 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There she is. Here she isn't. Miss America is leaving Atlantic City for the second time, trading one casino town for another in a move that caps a whirlwind of change at the nearly century-old pageant. This year's pageant will be held at the Mohegan Sun Connecticut in...
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December 20, 2018 - 12:25 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A former board member and four states that have had their licenses terminated by the Miss America Organization are suing the group and its top leaders, claiming "an illegal and bad-faith takeover" of the pageant. A lawsuit filed Wednesday in Atlantic City by Jennifer...
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December 05, 2018 - 7:58 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There they go. Miss America state groups in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization following a bitter, high-stakes clash between state pageants and the national leadership headed by former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson. The...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
September 10, 2018 - 11:39 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A new report commissioned by the Miss America Organization has found no evidence to support bullying allegations made by former Miss America Cara Mund. The report was issued Monday, a day after Mund's tenure came to an end. Mund has claimed she was bullied and silenced by...
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Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin poses during a news conference, early Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)
September 10, 2018 - 12:36 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the Miss America pageant (all times local): 12:30 a.m. The newly crowned Miss America says she's glad she didn't have to wear a swimsuit in order to win the crown and a $50,000 scholarship. Nia Franklin, Miss New York, says she's happy the pageant eliminated...
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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 - 11:16 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was named Miss America 2019 in Atlantic City. Her victory Sunday night resurrected a string of successes the Empire State has had in the pageant in recent years. Mallory Hagan, Nina Davuluri and Kira Kazantsev won the title from 2013 to...
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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 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 - 9:16 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The third and final night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America pageant is set for Friday night. During the first two nights of competition, some of the onstage interview questions that are replacing swimsuits have touched on hot button issues,...
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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 06, 2018 - 1:36 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The second night of preliminary competition in the swimsuit-less Miss America competition will be held Thursday night in Atlantic City. Contestants from Florida and Wisconsin picked up wins Wednesday in the first night of preliminary competition. Miss Florida Taylor Tyson...
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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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