The first impression a contestant gives a judge is not the interview room; it is actually the headshot a contestant hands in with their paperwork! This photo is the first time the judges see a contestant. Since a contestant’s headshot is the very first impression she leaves, it is pivotal a contestant spends the time and energy to produce a quality photo. Here: Miss Delaware 2016 Amanda Debus' official headshot. Photo: Miss America Organization
1927 Miss America contestants. Miss America 1927, the seventh Miss America pageant, was held at the Million Dollar Pier in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 9, 1927. The winner was 16-year-old Lois Delander who competed as Miss Illinois. She won the Miss America title on her parents' twentieth wedding anniversary. This marked the last pageant to be held in the 1920s, the next Miss America competition would not be held until 1933
Nina Davuluri, Miss New York, was crowned the new Miss America on Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss New York, the second Miss America winner from her state in the past two years, gracefully proves that pageant contestants needn't worry about onstage flubs, as she missed her cue during the talent competition earlier in the evening.
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