Miss America 2011, will be the 86th Miss America pageant. It will kick off tonight, Saturday, January 15, 2011 airing live from the Las Vegas Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, starting at 8:00 p.m. EASTERN on ABC television. This will be the first pageant telecast on ABC since Miss America 2005.
Miss America 2010, Caressa Cameron from Virginia, will crown her successor at the end of this event. Delegates from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will compete for the title of Miss America 2011.
The judges will be Joy Behar from ABC’s The View, Miss America 1990 Debbye Turner Bell, television executive producer Mark Cherry, dancer Tony Dovolani from Dancing with the Stars, actress Marilu Henner, orthopedic surgeon-and shoe designer Taryn Rose, and country singer Mark Wills.
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