Miss America ‘2.0’ will be crowned tonight in Atlantic City

September 9, 2018

Miss America board chair Gretchen Carlson (left) is seated a row behind Miss America 2018 Cara Mund (right) during ceremonies as the Miss America contestants arrive on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City to kick off the 2019 pageant August 30, 2018. Earlier this month, Mund wrote a public letter criticizing Carleson and the Miss America organization. The two did not interact during the event. TOM GRALISH / Staff Photographer

By Staff

Yes, there’s been in-fighting and back-stabbing, scandalous emails and defaced statues, but the show must go on and tonight one woman will be named Miss America 2.0.

She’ll take the 91st crown _ without first strutting around in a bikini _ at a re-branded pageant meant to showcase brains more than beauty, all the better aligned with the #metoo era.

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