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Every Question You've Had About the Miss America Pageant Answered

By Gabrielle Bernardini

Get ready to fix your crown because the 2019 Miss America pageant is upon us! The iconic competition is in its 97th year, and 51 women have their spray tans and hairspray ready as they're about to hit the stage for the live show on Sept. 9 airing on ABC. 

Though this nearly 100-year-old beauty competition has been a staple in American television for generations, many people still have unanswered questions regarding the pageant. Well, don't fret and ruin your makeup because we've got you covered. 

 Find out below the answers to a few of your burning questions.