Miss America Pageant
Cierra Kaler-Jones of Galloway Township won the title Saturday night at the Ocean City Music Pier, beating out 23 other contestants.
2013 saw the return of an Atlantic City tradition — the Miss America pageant.
Nina Davuluri became the second consecutive contestant from New York to win the Miss America pageant.
For the first time since 2004, the Miss America pageant is being held in the place where it began – Atlantic City, New Jersey. And fans are welcoming the familiar traditions back.
The Miss America pageant returns to Atlantic City Sunday night and state and county officials hope that the contestant who emerges with the crown won’t be the only winner.
While contestant delegations, as well as production crews have been here for more than one week, the city expects the biggest economic impact to be felt this weekend.
The Miss America pageant will rule the roost in Atlantic City after a seven year absence in September.
The reigning Miss America, Mallory Hagan, posed with mayor Lorenzo Langford and his wife as the city celebrated the pageant’s return after seven years in Las Vegas.
A Princeton University student has captured the Miss New Jersey crown and earned a spot in the Miss America pageant when it to Atlantic City later this year.
Pageant officials and New Jersey’s lieutenant governor say a three-year deal will bring the Miss America Pageant, its parade, and all of its traditions back to the Atlantic City Boardwalk.