Next years Miss America contest will be the 90th edition of the pageant. It will be held in January 2011.
This famous pageant will be hosted at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas. The current Miss America will crown a new pageant winner at the event. The event will include more than 50 contestants and it will be shown live on one of the country leading TV networks.
The youngest contestant is 17 years old while the oldest is 24 years old. Apart from showcasing their beauty, the contestants will also be expected to demonstrate special talents.
Some of the talents that Miss American enthusiasts should expect include singing, piano playing, tap dancing, contemporary dance, ballet, clogging, playing the fiddle and gymnastics. Some of the contestants have participated in other pageants before this famous one while others are new. A few of them have sisters or mothers who were winners in different beauty pageants.
The pageant will take place for an entire week in the second week of January 2011 and the final will be on January 15th 2011.
This is not the first time the event is being held at Planet Hollywood. The competition will include evening wear, swimsuit and talent. There will be three preliminary nights from the 11th to 13th. Tickets for the show will be available before the end of 2010.
The pageant attracts several viewers each year and last year, the event recorded the highest growth in its telecast. Miss America winners represent the country in the Miss World competitions.
Contestants who win the Miss America pageant have to demonstrate that they are both beautiful and possess talents that make them stand out. They also need to demonstrate some knowledge about certain issues.
When one of the contestants is selected as a winner, they go on year long speaking tour all over the country. A winner has to choose a particular platform that she will raise awareness about when she travels around the country.
For the ladies who do not get to win at the 2011 Miss America pageant, there are various scholarship opportunities that they can take part in.