Miss America contestants return to Atlantic City

ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey (AP) The Miss America pageant returns to Atlantic City on Tuesday with a ceremony on its famed boardwalk for all 53 contestants.

The pageant is returning to the New Jersey city where it was founded after a six-year run in Las Vegas.

Each state has a contestant, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The competition will end with the crowning of the next Miss America on Sept. 15.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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