Miss America 2.0

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…
and beyond

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

Ticket Packages On Sale

Get your tickets for the preliminaries and the final night competition.

Or tune in September 9th at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central on 

Competition Schedule

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!
Free admission

Preliminary Competitions

September 5, 6, and 7: 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM/ET
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

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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.

Tickets: $85
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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.

Tickets: $45
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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!

Free admission

2019 Miss America Competition Live on ABC

Sunday, September 9: 9:00 PM – 11:00 PM/ET
Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

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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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