It's Miss America Week!

Next Saturday, January 15th at 9pm, the 2011 Miss America will be crowned on ABC at 9pm! The Miss America pageant is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year!

The pageant began in 1921 as a bathing beauty contest to promote tourism after Labor Day in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 16 Year old Margaret Gorman was the first Miss America. You can learn more about the history of the Miss America pageant in this picture slideshow: http://www.capzles.com/#/f24033f8-197b-4833-acf2-978efaa85473

This year, 53 women will be competing for the title (50 states+Miss District of Columbia+Miss Virgin Islands+Miss Puerto Rico) 

This past Thursday (January 6th) the contestants arrived in Las Vegas to begin the pageant festivities!

Arrival Ceremony video:

Contestants at Arrival Ceremony

Quality of Life Finalists
Misses: Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, and Virginia
The Quality of Life Award was created in 1988.This award goes to the contestant who excels in community service and enhances the life of others through volunteering.

Contestants at the Barry Manilow Show

Misses: Florida, New Jersey, Michigan, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Illinois, California, Pennsylvania and Ohio were selected for On The Red Carpet interviews: http://www.ontheredcarpet.com/Miss-America/111?tag=miss-america

My predictions in no specific order:
1 Ohio
2 Virginia
3 Oklahoma
4 Georgia
5 Delaware
6 Washington
7 DC
8 New Jersey
9 California
10 New York
11 North Carolina
12 Hawaii
13 Florida
14 Pennsylvania
15 Texas
Bubblers: Minnesota, Michigan, Puerto Rico
Sentimental Favorites: Ohio and Vermont

Make sure to tune in at 9pm on ABC and watch the 90th Anniversary of the Miss America Pageant!!

With Love,

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