Miss America pageant week has begun! The preliminaries kick off today with the sole goal of finding a brand new Miss America.

The four categories that will make up the preliminaries will include Lifestyle & Fitness, Presence & Poise, Artistic Expression, and On-Stage Questions. The top 15 contestants will then advance to the Miss America finals!

The Atlantic City Boardwalk will come alive this Saturday (September 10th), with the Show Us Your Shoes parade happening rain or shine. The parade will feature over 5,000 participants and all 52 Miss America contestants showing off the carefully chosen shoe patterns and designs.

According to NJ.com, Brenna Weick, the reigning Miss New Jersey, will feature an Atlantic City theme on her shoes. Other themes include Starbucks and The Muppets. There will also be a special tribute honoring those we lost on September 11, 2001.

Listen for live coverage of the Show Us Your Shoes Parade this Saturday starting around 5 PM Saturday on WPG Talk Radio 104.1FM, 1450AM, and at WPGTalkRadio.com.

The 96th Annual Miss America Pageant is set for Sunday, September 11th at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.


Sources: NJ.com, Miss America.org, Press of Atlantic City

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