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Miss America finalizes plans for Macy’s Parade

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Pageant officials on Wednesday announced Miss America Nina Davuluri’s schedule for Thanksgiving Day.

In an emailed news release, the Miss America Organization said Davuluri will ride the Top Hat Float, which features Uncle Sam’s hat at a height of about 1.5 stories.

“She'll be wearing a beautiful outfit designed by Joseph Ribkoff, the official wardrobe provider to Miss America,” pageant officials said, “as well as shoes by her footwear sponsor Pink & Pepper, which were selected by fans through a Facebook contest.”

The parade is scheduled to be broadcast live on Thanksgiving on the NBC television network from 9 a.m.-noon ET.

This is the 87th year the Macy’s parade has presented a Thanksgiving Day parade.

Other celebrities scheduled to appear in the parade include Kristin Chenoweth, Cherokee National Youth Choir, Chica and the gang from Sprout, Cirque du Soleil, Gavin DeGraw, Brett Eldredge, Fall Out Boy, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots with the cast of "Sesame Street," Fifth Harmony, Florida Georgia Line, Goo Goo Dolls, Ariana Grande, Jack Hannah, Megan Hilty, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Sharon Jones and The Dap Kings, Sandra Lee, Cher Lloyd, Austin Mahone, Mannheim Steamroller, NFL legends Bart Oates, Amani Toomer and Hines Ward, NHL legends Cam Neely and Mike Richter, as well as Kellie Pickler, The Robertson family from A&E's hit series "Duck Dynasty," Debby Ryan, Richard Simmons, The Summer Set, and special performance from Carrie Underwood and members of the cast of NBC's "The Sound of Music Live!"

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