Miss America Talents

Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart performing with her dummy Roxy in undated photo. She is the only ventriloquist at Miss America this year.

Sylvart Studios

Atlantic City will be the site of the longtime tradition this weekend, hosting the Miss America competition.

With the Miss America preliminary competitions already underway this week, the Show Us Your Shoes parade coming up at 5 p.m. Saturday on the Boardwalk, and the competition at 9 p.m. on Sunday in Boardwalk Hall, the contestants — and the city — have been preparing.

Atlantic City Story: There she is, Miss America

On this week's Atlantic City Story podcast, Nicholas Huba and Erin Serpico are joined by Lauren Carroll, who has been covering the Miss America competition, to discuss its prominence and fate in the city.

During the show, the three talk about the competition and the 51 contestants, its impact on the city and the area, and what covering the competition entails.

A new episode of The Atlantic City Story podcast is available every Saturday morning. The podcast and previous episodes are available on iTunes, SoundCloud, and Stitcher.

Never miss breaking news as it happens! Sign up now to receive alerts delivered to your inbox.

Contact: 609-272-7239


Twitter @ACPressSerpico

Covering breaking news for The Press of Atlantic City since September 2016. Graduate of the University of Maryland, Central Jersey native.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.