By MIKE CHAIKEN
At Miss America’s preliminaries on Tuesday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, the first group of contestants to compete in Lifestyle and Fitness (swimwear) and Evening Gown took the stage.
The evening gown in particular is a favorite because typically contestants keep their choice of gown a tightly guarded secret until preliminary competitions. Some contestants do very careful shopping to find that “dress.” Others will take the step of having their gowns custom made.
On Tuesday night, there were a lot of whites, nudes, light golds, and silver walking the stage.
This is what the audience got to see at Boardwalk Hall.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN