With Miss America out of town, a special event spoofing the competition will take place in the resort Saturday night.
The 2013 Miss'd America competition will be held at 8 p.m. at the House of the Blues at Showboat Casino Hotel. This year's event, which has a circus theme, is presented by the Greater Atlantic City Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Alliance and the Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation.
The event draws female and celebrity impersonators from throughout the country to compete in a night designed for fun and to raise money for local charitable organizations, Miss'd America co-founder Gary Hill said.
A panel selected the 14 contestants, who each submitted a video and resume showcasing their performances at various venues, Hill said. They also have demonstrated charity work and accomplishments in various art media, he said.
"It's a different kind of venue and show," Hill said. "It's a lot of fun and has a lot of energy. It works with the Do AC (promotion) of having something different in Atlantic City during the off- season."
The winner will attend GLBT events throughout the region for the next year, Hill said.
Proceeds from the pageant will be equally divided between the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and the Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation, and then split among various charities. Since its inception, the pageant has donated more than $200,000.
The evening will feature an appearance and performance from singer CeCe Peniston, a former beauty queen best known for her 1990s club hit "Finally." The event will be hosted by Michelle Visage, a judge on the LOGO Network series "Drag Race" featuring RuPaul.
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The 2013 Miss'd America competition will be held at 8 p.m. at the House of the Blues at Showboat Casino Hotel. Tickets are $45, $65 and $100, and can be purchased at Ticketmaster.com and at the House of Blues box office. All tickets include admission to the pre- and post-parties throughout the weekend. For more information, visit www.ACGLBT.org