Miss America contestants wave to the audience during the preliminary competition on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.Y. The program began after a moment of silence for the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Edward Lea)
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.