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 ‘AMERICA’S CHOICE’ VOTING NOW OPEN

 FOR THE 97th MISS AMERICA COMPETITION LIVE BROADCAST 

The Show Will Be Hosted by Chris Harrison and Co-Hosted by Sage Steele 

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‘The 2018 Miss America Competition’ to Broadcast Live From Historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on Sunday, September 10, at 9:00 p.m. EDT/PDT on the ABC Television Network

The Miss America Organization, dick clark productions and ABC announced today that voting is now open for the “America’s Choice” contestant. America will once again help a contestant advance to the Top 15 at “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” airing live on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 (9:00–11:00 p.m. EDT/PDT). The public can vote at missamerica.org/vote and facebook.com/missamerica and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Tuesday, September 5, at 9 p.m. EDT, and the chosen contestant will be announced during “The 2018 Miss America Competition” live broadcast with the Top 15.

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The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.  It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges’ selection.

“The 2018 Miss America Competition” will showcase the intellect, grace and exceptional talent of 51 accomplished women representing their home states (and District of Columbia) as they compete for the coveted title of Miss America.

As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABC’s “The Bachelor” franchise and “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ESPN’s “SportsCenter on the Road” and “SportsCenter: AM”) joining as co-host. The panel of celebrity judges for “The 2018 Miss America Competition” will be announced in the coming weeks.

The celebrity judges will evaluate the contestants’ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions. These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service, as they compete for the title of Miss America 2018.

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For the latest news, be sure to follow Miss America on social and join the conversation by using the official hashtag for the show, #MissAmerica.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/missamerica

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Join the Conversation: #MissAmerica

America’s Choice voting is now open for the 97th #MissAmerica Competition: dickclark.news/VoteMissAmerica

dick clark productions and the Miss America Organization will collaborate on all creative, marketing, sponsorship, licensing, ticketing and distribution elements of this year’s show. Anthony Eaton and Tall Pony Productions will produce “The 2018 Miss America Competition.”

 To purchase tickets to “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit http://www.ticketmaster.com/Miss-America-Competition-tickets/.

For more information on “The 2018 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

About The Miss America Organization

The Miss America Organization, a 501(c) 4 non-profit corporation, awards millions of dollars in annual college scholarship assistance making it the largest scholarship program for women in the United States. MAO is comprised of 51 organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. MAO contestants contribute over 500,000 hours of community service annually and have raised over $16 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals since 2007.

About dick clark productions

dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards,” “Miss America,” “Hollywood Film Awards” and the “Streamy Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment and dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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