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The 2014 Miss America Competition

A complete schedule of events, from a ribbon-cutting ceremony through to the famed competition’s return 
to Boardwalk Hall Sunday, Sept. 15. Plus, photos and video links from throughout the Miss America 2014 festivities.

By Kaitlin Montague and Ray Schweibert
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Saturday, Sept. 14


• The Miss America Gold and Silver Crown Celebration Breakfast will be held at the Sheraton Atlantic City Convention Center Hotel from 10am-noon. This event will be held to aid in the celebration of the Golden Anniversary of Miss America 1964 Donna Axum and the Silver Anniversary of Miss America 1989 Gretchen Carlson. This special event will also recognize two members of another dedicated organization--the U.S. Military. Colonel James Isenhower III and U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Ty Carter. 


• The Miss America Boardwalk “Show Me Your Shoes” Parade will begin at Rhode Island Avenue and continue to Albany Avenue from 5-8pm.


More than 4,000 parade participants including the 53 Miss America contestants, legendary former Miss Americas, performers, dancers, choirs, elaborate floats, marching bands, military personnel, surprise performances and special guests, will march down the Atlantic City Boardwalk on Saturday, Sept. 14, starting at 5pm. 


The parade route is from Rhode Island Avenue to Albany Avenue. Tickets are $20 for bleacher seating with free zones available, some of which will allow you to bring your beach chairs. The parade will be broadcast live on PHL-TV Channel 17 on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 6-8pm, and on WOND-AM 1400 radio. The parade Grand Marshals will be Chris Harrison from ABC’s The Bachelor and Lara Spencer from ABC’s Good Morning America. For a complete list of the parade participants, visit acweekly.com. 


"Show Me Your Shoes" Parade Information

Sunday, Sept. 15


• Mia’s at Caesars will be hosting the Forever Miss America’s public autograph signing from 10am-noon.


• The wives of fallen U.S. soldiers will be crowned honorary Miss Americas at Boardwalk Hall from 8-9pm.


• The Miss America Competition Finals will be held at Boardwalk Hall to announce this year’s 2014 Miss America from 9-11pm. 


Related: She's Back: How the Miss America Competition Came Back to Atlantic City

Voting For Your Favorite Contestant


One of the newer elements to the Miss America Competition is the opportunity for fans to vote for their favorite contestant and have that vote influence the outcome, much like American Idol and other reality TV shows. The on-line fan votes will determine one contestant as America’s Choice and guarantee her spot in the Top 15 Semi-Finalists on Sunday night. To help you make your choice there are 53 videos, one for each contestant available online to watch to help you decide.


Cast your vote either by going to the Web site missamerica.org/videocontest or via Facebook at facebook.com/MissAmericaOrganization. There is a limit of one vote per person per contestant, regardless of method of voting. Voting closes at 11:59 pm EST on Sept. 12.


Mutlimedia Links:

• Video: Miss America 2014 Preliminaries Begin at Boardwalk Hall

• Video: "Show Me Your Shoes" Parade Preview

• Video: Miss America Competition 2014 Interviews: Miss New Jersey and Miss New York

• Photos: Miss America Contestants at Pier Shops at Caesars

• Photos: Miss America Contestants Arrive in Atlantic City

• Photos: First Night of 2014 Miss America Preliminaries

• Photos: Second Night of 2014 Miss America Preliminaries

• Photos: Miss America Press Conference and Parade Shoes on Display

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1. Karen Bruyere said... on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:16AM

“Best of luck to you, Ivana Hall!
I work with Ethan, and he's SOOOO proud of you, with good reason!
Enjoy the whole experience, and wrap yourself in all the love that folks here in Texas are sending your way!
Shine On, Beautiful Lady! :)”

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2. kris and jaz said... on Sep 15, 2013 at 08:48PM

“Go Kansas ! Way to show woman and teens what a womann is !!”

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