Miss America 2018: Preliminary Winners (Night 1)
It's Miss America time again and 51 young women have arrived in Atlantic City, New Jersey to vie for the MIss America 2018 title. The 91st Miss America pageant will be broadcast live on ABC from the iconic Boardwalk Hall this Sunday. The reigning Miss America, Savvy Shields from Arkansas, will crown her successor at the conclusion of the event.
It's a Miss America tradition for the delegates to compete in the preliminary events spread over 3 nights. Last night, the first two preliminary winners were chosen. The winner of the Talent competition on Wednesday night was Miss Utah, JessiKate Riley, for her classical violin performance. Miss Texas, Margana Wood, was chosen as the winner of the Lifestyle and Fitness award after wowing the judges in her blue swimsuit.
The scores will count towards the decision of who survives the first cut on Sunday night.
Meet the 51 contestants here: