Voting Continues For “America’s Choice”
The “2016 Miss America Competition” To Broadcast Live on Sunday, September 13th from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network
Atlantic City, NJ (August 20, 2015) – The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that TV personality Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor”) will return as host for the “2016 Miss America Competition.” This marks the 7th year that fan favorite Chris Harrison lends his talent to the competition. The “2016 Miss America Competition” airs live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13 (9:00 – 11:00p.m./ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Harrison joins the previously announced panel of celebrity judges Brett Eldredge, Taya Kyle, Kevin O’Leary, Amy Purdy and Zendaya. Additional talent, including Harrison’s co-host for the “2016 Miss America Competition,” will be announced in the coming weeks.
“It is an honor to be back as host of Miss America for the seventh time,” said Chris. “This is a special event that has become near and dear to my heart. I’m proud to say I’m one of the longest running hosts in the competition’s iconic 95 year history.”
Chris Harrison has had quite an extraordinary career in television. From covering local sports in Oklahoma City to venturing into the field of entertainment television, Chris has brought his charm, charisma, and experience to the screen when hosting many of television’s top series and events. Chris has hosted HGTV’s Designer’s Challenge, ABC’s The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, and Bachelor in Paradise, and in September will take on the role of host for the iconic game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire. He has also had the opportunity to host and co-host several national events on ABC, including The 2010 Scripps National Spelling Bee, the2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live!, and Road to the 60th Primetime Emmy® Awards.
Voting for America’s Choice continues today through September 10 at 11:59p.m. ET. For the first time in Miss America history, fans have the opportunity to cast their vote entirely on social media for America’s Choice. The winner of America’s Choice will move forward to the Top 15 in the competition. Fans can vote on both Facebook and Twitter by posting a status and/or tweet with the name of the state they are voting for and the hashtag #MissAmericaVote.
Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.
For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.
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Executive Producers for the “2016 Miss America Competition” are Anthony Eaton, Sam Haskell and dick clark productions’ Allen Shapiro, Mike Mahan and Mark Bracco. Tall Pony Productions produces.
About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, provides millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, which includes all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $10 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.
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