53 Miss America Contestants Get Massive Crush on Award-Winning Las Vegas Blog
It was bound to happen.
On Jan. 3, 2012, Planet Hollywood, America’s de facto beauty pageant headquarters, welcomed 53 Miss America contestants at a special rose ceremony, and according to our estimates, virtually all of them immediately got a crush on this blog.
For a larger version of that group shot, and to confirm we miraculously managed to take a photo of 53 beauty pageant contestants without a single one blinking, click here.
Comedian-juggler and The Quad headliner Jeff Civillico (pictured below) served as emcee for the gathering, and it’s not entirely out of the realm of possibility that Civillico also now has a crush on this blog. We’re just saying.
This is the eighth year the Miss America competition is being held at Planet Hollywood.
Miss America trivia: Why are there 53 contestants? Well, there’s one from each of the 50 states, plus one from the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.) and the U.S. territories of the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Bonus trivia: How do you know they’re the Virgin Islands? They’ve never been to Las Vegas! Moving on.
The contestants will take part in a week’s worth of preliminary competitions leading up to a live telecast on ABC, Jan. 12, 2012. If the contestants seem a little distracted during the Miss America broadcast, at least you’ll know why. We’re just that adorable.
Seriously, though, the Miss America Organization is the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year alone, the organization provided $45 million in scholarship assistance.
Find out more about Miss America on the official site, and tune in on Jan. 12 to see if any of the contestants, during the talent portion of the pageant, paint this blog’s name into a grain of rice as their talent. It could happen.