The New Competition
The Competition Evolves
The Miss America competition has a 97-year history of looking ahead.
Starting this year, candidates will no longer be judged on outward appearance. The choice of wardrobe is now open so everyone can express their own very individual style.
But more importantly, their voices will be heard. Throughout the competition, candidates will have opportunities to advocate for their social initiatives. And to demonstrate how they are uniquely qualified for the exciting, challenging 365-day job of Miss America. Of the 51 extraordinary women competing, who’s most qualified? Let’s find out on September 9th!
Preparing for the stage…
So much happens behind the scenes. Candidates engage in an exciting range of leadership activities that include executive and communications workshops, branding and media coaching. These women join an incredible network of former winners who are leaders and mentors in every field—from government to medicine, business to the military, journalism and education to the arts. It’s an exciting time. And the bonds created between candidates lead to lifelong friendships.
Meet Your Hosts
Meet the Judges
Candidates Arrival Ceremony
August 30: 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM/ET
Kennedy Plaza on the Atlantic City Boardwalk
Come cheer on the 2019 Miss America Candidates as they make their Atlantic City debut!
September 5, 6, and 7: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM/ET
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Anniversary Celebration Breakfast
September 8: 10:00 AM – Noon
The Ballroom at the Tropicana
An exclusive gathering of Miss Americas celebrate the milestones of three of their own. This year will prove to be extra special as we honor the 70th anniversary of Bebe Shopp’s crowning.
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Show Us Your Shoes Parade
September 8: 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM/ET
Atlantic City Boardwalk
One of the most beloved Atlantic City traditions takes place on the famed Atlantic City Boardwalk. The procession starts at New Jersey Avenue and travels down the Boardwalk ending at Albany Avenue. Rain or shine.
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Miss Americas Autograph Session
September 9: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM/ET
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Atlantic City
The former Miss Americas will be signing autographs and taking photos!
2019 Miss America Competition Live on ABC
Sunday, September 9: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM/ET
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall
Official Miss America After-Party
September 9: 11:00 PM – 2:00 AM/ET
Palladium Ballroom at Caesars Atlantic City
Join the class of 2018 and the newly crowned Miss America 2019 for a night of dancing and celebration!
GA Tickets: $55
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