After a damaging scandal threatened to put an end to the 97-year-old Atlantic City tradition, Miss America will be back in in town for at least one more year, as the CRDA approved $4.3 million in funding on Tuesday.
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.