Video:Miss America 2017 Preliminary Competition Begins

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – The wait is over for participants who started the Miss America preliminary competition in Atlantic City Tuesday evening.
52 young ladies are showcasing their brains, brawn, and talent in hopes of becoming the next Miss America, at Boardwalk Hall. From September 6 to September 8, a representative from all 50 states, Washington D.C., and Puerto Rico will compete in several phases of competition - lifestyle and fitness, on-stage question, talent, and evening wear.
Their cumulative scores will determine the top 15 finalists who will compete in front of a nationally televised audience on Sunday, when Miss America 2017 will be crowned. In our video, we show a sneak peek of what the contestants will be showing off in the "Show us Your Shoes" parade on Saturday night on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.
Tickets for all nights of competition can be found at Ticketmaster.