ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The next Miss America will soon be crowned, just as a deadly hurricane slams into Florida and not long after another one inundated Texas.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have been a backdrop to the Miss America preliminary competition this week, with contestants from storm-tossed or threatened states sending messages of support and promises of prayers to those in harm’s way.
Contestants from Texas and Florida have each won a preliminary competition leading into the nationally televised finale.
The winner will be crowned in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall at around 11 p.m. EDT Sunday.
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