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There are some big changes in place for the next Miss America pageant. For one thing, it’s happening a bit later this year. Also, the competition is leaving its longtime home for a new location. Here are the specifics:

  • The Miss America 2020 pageant is on December 19, 2019. Traditionally, the competition has been held in September.
  • Most Miss America winners have been crowned at historic Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ. This year, it will happen at the Mohegan Sun Casino & Resort in Uncasville, CT.

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  • After decades of airing on ABC, the broadcast is moving to NBC.
  • For the record, the current Miss America is Nia Franklin (top) of New York.
  • We’ll be watching for Miss North Carolina 2019, Alexandra Badgett, and Miss South Carolina 2019, Morgan Nichols, on December 19th.

Good luck to all of the contestants. And remember, poise counts!