For a long time, I confused the two competitions. I automatically assumed Miss America went on to be Miss Universe, and that the two were actually one and the same. I didn't realize they were completely two different competitions!
All 51 state title holders, who are competing for the Miss America crown, spent the night before the big pageant cruising down the Atlantic City boardwalk wearing the most spectacular shoes (and costumes) you'll ever see.
In September of 2016, Savvy Shields had the biggest night of her life right here in South Jersey when she was crowned the new Miss America at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. Since then, Savvy keeps a special piece of AC with her everywhere she goes.
Miss America celebrated the beautiful bond of it's humble beginnings at Boardwalk Hall today for the opening of the new Miss America office. Savvy Shields, Miss America 2017, cut the ribbon to tie together the long time partnership between Atlantic City and the pageant.