New Miss America to be crowned Sunday night in Atlantic City

Miss Tennessee Grace Burgess, left, and Miss District of Columbia Cierra Jackson, right, speak with reporters after winning preliminary competitions in the first night of the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016. Burgess won the talent competition by singing The Eagles' "Desperado." Jackson won the swimsuit competition. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) – The sashes have been steamed, the hair teased and the routines polished.

Now, it’s up to the 52 contestants in the Miss America pageant to win the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City and become Miss America 2017.

The nationally televised finale will be held in Boardwalk Hall. It includes contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

One of them will have their lives changed forever, and receive a $50,000 scholarship.

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