by MIKE CHAIKEN
Tonight, Jan. 9, the Miss America and Miss America’s Teen competitions begin in earnest.
The candidates from across the country – including Miss Connecticut Gina Carloto and Miss Connecticut’s Teen Emily Anastasio — have gathered in Orlando, Fla. And the teens have the first opportunity to vie for the national crown with preliminaries slated to begin at 7 p.m. from the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center. The Miss America preliminary competition begins tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. from Florida.
For those unable to make it to Florida, the Miss American Organization is selling streams to all of the events. The Miss America finals on Sunday will be streamed for free on YouTube on the @MissAmericaOfficial channel.
The streaming bundle for the entire week costs $99 and includes access to the content live and video on demand to watch later.
The streaming schedule is:
Tuesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m.: Miss America’s Teen Preliminary Competition
Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m.: Miss America Preliminary Competition
Thursday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m.: Miss America’s Got Talent Teen Competition
Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.: Miss America’s Got Talent Competition
Friday, Jan. 12: 7 p.m., Miss America Goes RED Red Carpet. 9 p.m., Miss America Goes RED Fashion Show.
Saturday, Jan. 13 at 7 p.m.: Miss America’s Teen Finals
Sunday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m.: Miss America Finals
For information and to purchase the streams, visit WatchMissAmerica.com.
As the current titleholders take to the national stage this week, the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Organization has announced the new location and dates for this year’s state competition.
The state event will be held at the Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield June 20-22. Last year, the event was held at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville. This will be the first time Miss Connecticut and Miss Connecticut’s Teen will be chosen at the playhouse.
For details on the Miss Connecticut competition, visit MissCT.org