It’s Miss America time again! The 2013 pageant begins with the arrival of the 53 state titleholders
Fifty-three of the most talented, intelligent and beautiful women in the nation arrived in Las Vegas for the 2013 Miss America Pageant, to be held at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the seventh consecutive year.
The contestants’ arrival kicked off a week of preliminary competitions:
- private interviews with the judges
- lifestyle and fitness (formerly the swimsuit competition)
- talent competition
- evening wear competition
The three nights of preliminary competitions will culminate in the pageant’s live telecast on ABC, on Saturday, January 12th at 9 p.m. (EST) with a tape delay for PST.
Onlookers noted that this year’s contestants are an exceptionally stunning group of young women.
On hand to greet the contestants as they arrived from around the country were Sean McBurney Vice President and Assistant General Manager of PH Resort and Casino, Vince Alberta Vice President of Public Affairs of the Las Vegas Convention Authority; Sam Haskell, III, Chairman of the Board of the Miss America Organization, and Art McMaster, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization.
- Photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization
View Miss America pageant results for the January 2012 pageant
About the Miss America Pageant
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. Website: www.missamerica.org