by MIKE CHAIKEN
When Miss America comes to the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut on Dec. 19, for the second time, the latest class of contestants for the national crown will be gathered together under the same roof.
The first time where all 51 contestants were gathered together, however, happened at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contest July 23-27.
One evening, all of the contestants stood in line by the stage where each was introduced to the crowd at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
On the night of the finals, the Miss America contestants gathered at tables in the lobby where they were able to have a meet-and-greet and autograph session with fans.
PHOTOS by MIKE CHAIKEN