"Miss America represents the highest ideals. She is a real combination of beauty, grace, and intelligence, artistic and refined. She is a type which the American Girl might well emulate."
Those words were spoken by Atlantic City Chamber of Commerce President Frederick Hickman more than 75 years ago, and they still ring true today. Miss America is a role model to young and old alike, and a spokesperson, using her title to educate millions of Americans on an issue of importance to herself and society at large.
Today, Miss America travels approximately 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 18 to 36 hours. She tours the nation reaching out to support her ideals, committed to helping others. Miss America is more than just a title. She is a woman who reflects a tradition of style, sophistication and service.
Fans who wish to experience their own crowning moment may wish to enter our new social media contest: #ThatCrowningMoment
running now through September 22, 2014. Fans in Atlantic City can visit the Miss America statue at Kennedy Plaza and the Boardwalk, stand beneath the crown and snap a photo of their best reaction as if they were crowned Miss America.
Can’t make it to the statue or to Atlantic City? Just snap a photo of yourself wherever you are with your best “OMG, I won!” look. To enter the #ThatCrowningMoment
contest, simply upload your photo via Atlantic City’s Facebook page
, Twitter or Instagram pages using the hasthtag, #ThatCrowningMoment. Entrants may win prizes including tickets to the Miss America
Competition, the Show Us Your Shoes Parade, an overnight stay at the Tropicana, and more. Entries must be received no later than midnight Eastern Time on September 22, 2014.