Since , the pageant is held concurrently with its sister Miss USA pageant in a single city a few days before the start of Miss USA final competition. Prior to the final telecast the delegates compete in the preliminary competition, which involves private interviews with the judges and a presentation show where they compete in swimsuit and evening gown. During the final competition, the semi-finalists are announced and go on to compete in swimsuit and evening gown. From to all semi-finalists also competed in an interview competition as well as both swimsuit and evening gown, followed by one or two final interview questions. In , a new format was introduced where the top fifteen competed in evening gown, the top ten competed in swimsuit and the top five competed in the final question. In , the order of competition was changed where the top fifteen competed in swimsuit and the top ten in evening gown.
The Miss Michigan competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Michigan in the Miss America pageant. Michigan has won the Miss America crown on five occasions. She will compete for the title of Miss America From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ferrysburg, Michigan. Ashlee Baracy, Miss Michigan
Love them or hate them, beauty pageants are just as much a part of American culture as football players and Homecoming queens. Every year, countless pageants take place at the city, county and state levels before culminating in the two major national competitions -- Miss USA and Miss America. Miss USA:. Miss Teen USA:. The Miss USA pageant is televised nationally and gained a heavy dose of publicity last May after Miss California Carrie Prejean made a controversial remark about same-sex marriage during her onstage interview.
Jessica Partain doesn't see her fellow Miss Michigan USA contestants as competition — she sees them as potential new friends. This is the year-old's first time participating in a pageant. She took the stage as Miss Marysville with 83 other women Friday during the preliminary competition at McMorran Theater. The women competed in the swimsuit and evening gown portions of the competition Friday night, with interviews conducted earlier in the day. The top 15 contestants will be announced at 5 p.