The History of the Miss America Pageant

The first Miss America competition can be traced back to a beauty contest held in Atlantic City, New Jersey in 1921. It evolved into a scholarship competition featuring women from all over the U.S.A. who are judged on several criteria, including looks, talent, and platform. Though it has faced scandals and its relevance has been challenged throughout the years, the Miss America pageant has become one of the country's most recognizable icons. In this video, we take a look at the history of Miss America.

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