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Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields, walks on the beach for the iconic toe dip. Monday, September 12, 2016. (Viviana Pernot/ Staff Photographer)


Have you ever wanted to be a Miss America judge?

Chances are you won’t be able to live out that dream, but you can at least have a partial hand in who will be selected Miss America 2018 in Atlantic City on Sept. 10.

The Miss America Organization announced Tuesday that voting is open for the “America’s Choice” contestant. The winner of the vote, which is done through the competition’s website at missamerica.org/vote, will be announced during the finals with the Top 15 contestants.

You can also vote through the competition’s Facebook page at facebook.com/missamerica.

You are allowed one vote per day. Voting will close at 9 p.m. Sept. 5. The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America preliminary judges panel. It is possible for America’s Choice to also be among the judges’ selections.

For complete coverage of the Miss America Competition, go to the Press’ website at PressofAC.com/missamerica.

The 2018 Miss America finals start at 9 p.m. Sept. 10, with preliminary competition from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 6, 7 and 8.

All take place at Boardwalk Hall.


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Started at The Press in 1993 as an Ocean County reporter. Moved to the copy desk in 1994 until taking over as editor of At The Shore in 1995. Became deputy sports editor in 2004 and was promoted to sports editor in 2007.