Miss America contestants

  • Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly, is seen on stage during the evening gown portion of the preliminary round of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS

  • Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly, is seen on stage during the bathing suit portion of the preliminary round of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, is seen on stage during the bathing suit portion of the preliminary round of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Virgin Islands Ashley Massiah, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Wyoming Rebecca Podio, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss West Virginia Miranda Harrison, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Alabama Chandler Champion, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Arkansas Amy Crain, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Deleware Rebecca Lee Jackson, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Georgia Carly Mathis, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Idaho Sarah Downs, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Michigan Hale Williams, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Massachusetts Amanda Narciso, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Nevada Diana Sweeney competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Nebraska JaCee Pilkington, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Montana Sheridan Pope, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss New Mexico Alexis Duprey, competes during the Miss America Paget in Atlantic City, REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss North Dakota Laura Harmon, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss North Carolina Johna Edmonds, competes during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Missouri Shelby Ringdahl, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Connecticut Kaitlyn Tarpey, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Maryland Christina Denny, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Kentucky Jenna Day, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Colorado Megan Kardos, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Iowa Nicole Kelly, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Rhode Island Jessica Marfeo, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Arizona Jennifer Smestad, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Alaska Michelle Taylor, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Vermont Jeanelle Achee competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Utah Ciera Pekarcik competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Texas Ivana Hall competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Oregon Allison Cook competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Puerto Rico Shenti Lauren competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Illinois Brittany Smith competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss New York Nina Davuluri competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Pennsylvania Annie Rosellini competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Ohio Heather Wells, competes during a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss District of Columbia Bindhu Pamarthi, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Hawaii Crystal Lee, competes in preliminary round during Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Maine Kristin Korda stands on stage during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss New Hampshire Samantha Russo stands on stage during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum stands on stage during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Washington Reina Almon speaks during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Wisconsin Paula Mae Kuiper is pictured on stage during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss California Crystal Lee, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Louisiana Jaden Leach speaks during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Tennessee Shelby Thompson speaks during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Virginia Desiree Williams during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS

  • Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly, is seen on stage during the introduction portion of the preliminary round of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS

  • Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones, competes in a preliminary round during the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City REUTERS

  • Miss Kansas, Theresa Vail, is seen on stage during the bathing suit portion of the preliminary round of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey REUTERS