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Miss America

Current Titleholder
Camille Schrier
Nia Franklin
8 September, 1921
Miss America

Miss America is an annual competition that is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 25. Originating in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue", the contest is now judged on competitors' talent performances and interviews. As of 2018, there is no longer a swimsuit portion to the contest, or consideration of physical appearance. Miss America travels about 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 24 to 48 hours, touring the nation and promoting her particular platform of interest. The winner is crowned by the previous year's titleholder. The current Miss America is Camille Schrier of Virginia, who was crowned on December 19, 2019.

Type Scholarship pageant
Predecessor September 25, 1920, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S. (as The Fall Frolic)
Founded September 8, 1921, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.
Key people Shantel Krebs, chairwoman

About Miss America

Annual beauty pageant open to women from the United States between the age of 17 and 25. It originated as a "bathing beauty revue" before expanding to include talent performances and interviews.

Achievement of Miss America

Margaret Gorman was the very first winner of the crown. The pageant is held each year in Atlantic City, New Jersey. It is not to be confused with Miss USA.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Miss America

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Latest information about Miss America updated on July 28 2021.