by MIKE CHAIKEN
Tonight, Sunday, Sept. 10 at 9 p.m. on ABC, the new Miss America will be crowned, taking over for the current Miss America Savvy Shields.
On Friday, Sept. 8, the third and last night of the preliminary competitions were held.
And again, the contestants showed their taste, style, and fashion sense in their swimsuits and evening gowns at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, N.J. to help determine who among them would get to continue competing on Sunday night.
This is what the audience saw on Friday night:
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN