by MIKE CHAIKEN
Style has always been a hallmark of the contestants at Miss America.
The evening gowns were always the contestants’ choice. This year, after some time where contestants were tied to a specific brand swimsuit, the contestants were able to pick the suit of their choice.
This is what the contestants wore on the first night of preliminary competition at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. on Sept. 6.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN