by MIKE CHAIKEN
ORLANDO– The spotlight was on the candidates for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen last week.
But the Class of 2017 for Miss America was in the theater showing their support for the teens at the Orange County Convention Center.
During the Aug. 4 preliminary, those contestants for Miss America who were in attendance were invited to step on stage to introduce themselves.
Here is an early look at the women who will be vying for the Miss America crown in Atlantic City, N.J. on Sept. 11.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN