On Sept. 15, 2013, New Jersey will host the 2014 Miss America pageant and you may view contestant photos for Miss Alabama through Miss Maine in the slideshow player to the left. The show will air from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. on ABC and a new Miss America will be crowned. As the pageant takes place in Atlantic City, New Jersey, tonight’s show comes as a breath of fresh air after the devastating boardwalk fire that occurred last week. Atlantic City is located approximately 60 miles from Seaside Park, the site of the blaze; both are considered the Jersey Shore. Tonight’s pageantry is expected to be an economic boost and will restore focus on the glitz and glamour the Jersey Shore is known for.
The Miss America contestants competing from Miss Alabama to Miss Maine include the following.
- Miss Alabama Chandler Champion
- Miss Alaska Michelle Taylor
- Miss Arizona Jennifer Smestad
- Miss Arkansas Amy Crain
- Miss California Crystal Lee (there are two contestants named Crystal Lee competing this year)
- Miss Colorado Meg Kardos
- Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey
- Miss Delaware Rebecca Lee Jackson
- Miss District of Columbia Bindhu Parmathi
- Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones
- Miss Georgia Carly Mathis
- Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee (the second of the two women named Crystal Lee competing for the Miss America 2014 crown)
- Miss Idaho Sarah Down
- Miss Illinois Brittany Smith
- Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas
- Miss Iowa Nicole Kelly (Nicole Kelly has received numerous press coverage as she was born with one complete arm and is missing a portion of her left arm. She hopes to inspire those who were born with any type of disability.)
- Miss Kansas Theresa Vail (Theresa Vail has also made recent headlines as being the first Miss America beauty pageant contestant to sport ink. The contestant is also a U.S. Army sergeant.)
- Miss Kentucky Jenna Day
- Miss Louisiana Jaden Leach
- Miss Maine Kristin Korda
Are you going to tune in and watch tonight’s Miss America pageant?