Miss America returns to Connecticut Dec. 12-16

Sapna Raghavan, Miss Connecticut, during the Show Me Your Shoes Parade in Mystic, Conn. on Labor Day. The Miss America Organization has announced the Miss America finals will be held Dec. 16 at the Mohegan Sun. MIKE CHAIKEN PHOTO

The date has finally been decided for the finals of the next Miss America competition to be held at the Mohegan Sun: Thursday, Dec. 16.

The Miss America Organization released the date in a recent press release.

The organization will be celebrating its 100th anniversary during the Connecticut competition.

“We’re thrilled to be back at our glamorous new home at Mohegan Sun”, said MAO CEO Shantel Krebs in a written statement. “As Miss America begins her second century of empowering women through scholarships and opportunities, we’re looking forward to showcasing that this program is more important and relevant than it ever has been.”

This will be the second time Uncasville has hosted the competition. The event was held there in 2019. In 2020, the competition was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This year, Sapna Raghavan, the current Miss Connecticut, will represent the Nutmeg State.

The 51 women vying for the job of Miss America will begin their competition week on Sunday, Dec. 12 with the first evening of preliminary competition followed by round two of preliminary competition on Monday, Dec. 13.

“Besides the competitive events, there are lots of events being planned to honor Miss America’s tremendous impact of preparing great women for the world and preparing the world for great women,” said Krebs in the release.  “Miss America has broken barriers and truly made a difference in our home towns, states, and our nation.”

The week continues with anniversary events on Tuesday and Wednesday, December 13-14 and wraps up with the final night of competition on Thursday, December 16.

Events and tickets will be updated at www.missamerica.org as they are announced.