For the seventh consecutive year, 53 of the most talented, intelligent and beautiful women in the nation arrived in Las Vegas for the 2012 Miss America Pageant (Photo: © Scott Harrison / RETNA/ www.harrisonphotos.com).
Returning to Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, the contestants’ arrival kicks-off a week of preliminary competitions (interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent and evening wear), culminating in the live telecast from the Theatre for the Performing Arts on ABC, Saturday, Jan. 14 at 9 p.m. EST.
The stunning arrival ceremony was hosted by Josh Strickland, E! reality television star and one of the stars featured at Planet Hollywood. Each contestant debuted their personal fashion sensibility from the pageant’s newest sponsor, Express.