Miss America 2018 competition

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Women from each of the 50 states and District of Columbia competed for the coveted title of Miss America 2018 as "Bachelor" host Chris Harrison and ESPN host/commentator Sage Steele co-hosted the show, which aired live on ABC from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, Sept. 10.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund

Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund performs a
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Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund performs a jazz dance in the talent showcase during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund

Miss North Dakota 2017, Cara Mund, celebrates after
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Miss North Dakota 2017, Cara Mund, celebrates after being crowned Miss America 2018 at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund

Miss North Dakota 2017, Cara Mund, celebrates after
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Miss North Dakota 2017, Cara Mund, celebrates after being crowned Miss America 2018 at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

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Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel

Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel dances in
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Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel dances in the talent showcase during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund

Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund participates in
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Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund participates in the evening wear challenge during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Texas Margana Wood

Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood participates in the
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Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood participates in the evening wear challenge during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss New Mexico Taylor Rey

Miss New Mexico 2017 Taylor Rey participates in
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Miss New Mexico 2017 Taylor Rey participates in the swimsuit contest during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis

Miss Missouri 2017 Jennifer Davis participates in the
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Miss Missouri 2017 Jennifer Davis participates in the talent showcase during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

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Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey

Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey sings
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Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey sings during the talent showcase during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Illinois Abby Foster

Miss Illinois 2017 Abby Foster participates during the
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Miss Illinois 2017 Abby Foster participates during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey

Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey participates
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Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey participates in swimsuit competition during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Texas Margana Wood

Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood dances during talent
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Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood dances during talent showcase during the 2018 Miss America Competition Show at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss South Carolina Suzi Roberts

Miss South Carolina 2017 Suzi Roberts participates in
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Miss South Carolina 2017 Suzi Roberts participates in the swimsuit competition during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena on Sept. 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

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Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel

Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel participates in
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Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel participates in the swimsuit challenge during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena on Sept.10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Miss American Teen competition winners look on at
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Miss American Teen competition winners look on at the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena on Sept. 10, 2017, in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Miss Virginia Cecili Weber

Miss Virginia 2017 Cecili Weber is selected to
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Miss Virginia 2017 Cecili Weber is selected to advance during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Alaska Angelina Klapperich

Miss Alaska 2017 Angelina Klapperich participates in the
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Miss Alaska 2017 Angelina Klapperich participates in the swimsuit challenge during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept.10, 2017.

Miss New Mexico Taylor Rey

Miss New Mexico 2017 Taylor Rey is selected
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Miss New Mexico 2017 Taylor Rey is selected to advance during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Texas Margana Wood

Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood is selected to
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Miss Texas 2017 Margana Wood is selected to advance during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Tennessee Caty Davis

Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis is selected to
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Miss Tennessee 2017 Caty Davis is selected to advance during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sept. 10, 2017.

Host Sage Steele and contestants are seen on
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Host Sage Steele and contestants are seen on stage during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Pennsylvania Katie Schreckengast

Miss Pennsylvania 2017 Katie Schreckengast is selected to
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Miss Pennsylvania 2017 Katie Schreckengast is selected to advance at the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel

Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel is selected
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Miss New Jersey 2017 Kaitlyn Schoeffel is selected to be one of the final 15 contestants during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Alabama Jessica Procter

Miss Alabama 2017 Jessica Procter is chosen to
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Miss Alabama 2017 Jessica Procter is chosen to join the final 15 contestants at the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti

Miss Louisiana 2017 Laryssa Bonacquisti is selected to
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Miss Louisiana 2017 Laryssa Bonacquisti is selected to be one of the final 15 contestants at the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund

Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund is selected
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Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund is selected to be one of the final 15 contestants during the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey

Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey is
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Miss District of Columbia 2017 Briana Kinsey is among the final 15 contestants at the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis

Miss Missouri 2017 Jennifer Davis makes the final
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Miss Missouri 2017 Jennifer Davis makes the final 15 at the 2018 Miss America pageant at Boardwalk Hall Arena in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2017.

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