Miss New Hampshire Samantha Russo, left, and Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick pose for photographers after winning the first night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, N.J. on Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. Russo won the talent competition while Rick won the swimsuit competition. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
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.