Miss Virginia, Desiree Williams, speaks during the preliminary competition of the Miss America Pageant at Boardwalk Hall on Tuesday Sept. 10, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. The preliminary competitions began Tuesday, which is back in Atlantic City after a six-year absence. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Ben Fogletto)
Gallery: Miss America preliminaries
Sep. 15, 2013 @ 07:15 AM
The Miss America pageant got underway this week at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. N.J. The final competition will be Sunday night.