In the wake of a suspected bias attack on a Columbia University professor earlier this month, state Assemblyman David Weprin (D-Queens) joined members of the Sikh Cultural Society Sunday in a rally against hate crimes.
The 24-year-old Miss New York is the first contestant of Indian heritage to become Miss America; her talent routine was a Bollywood fusion dance.
The Miss America pageant returned Sunday night to the place where it all started: Atlantic City.
Some contestants will sport footwear that reflects their state. Miss Florida’s shoes depict alligators, Miss Indiana’s have basketballs and hoops, Miss New Jersey will sport sea shells and Miss Arizona’s have a cactus.
The 53 contestants — one from each state, plus the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands — will gather across from Boardwalk Hall for the welcoming ceremony Tuesday afternoon.
Former ‘N Sync singer Lance Bass and New York Knicks forward Amar’e Stoudemire highlight the list of judges for next month’s Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.
Cara McCollum, 20, captured the title Saturday night in Ocean City. She was competing as Miss Island Resort.
In an effort to increase awareness of childhood sex abuse, the former Miss Brooklyn is recording public service announcements that will air on radio and television.
The pageant, a staple in Atlantic City for decades before it was moved to Las Vegas in 2006, is making a return.
Brooklyn resident Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America this past Saturday. But she is actually a native of Alabama.
Brooklyn resident Mallory Hagan was crowned Miss America on Saturday night.