A soggy Sunday didn't stop hundreds of pageant fans from heading to Boardwalk Hall for the 97th annual Miss America Competition.
The lobby quickly filled with pageant fans and future Miss America hopefuls, ready to see the newly re-vamped competition.
"I"m so excited to see the way the Miss America 2.0 moves and changes to becoming more strong," said Miss California's Outstanding Teen Cameron Doan, 16. "We don't have the swimsuit competition, but we're finding other ways to empower young women."
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Tonight is the first time Andrianna Binetti, 10, from Long Island, New York, gets a glimpse of her dream. "I've been in pageants since I was 3. I really want to be Miss America!"