Pageant FaceAt the end of the introduction ceremony on Kennedy Plaza, Ms. Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold, center, joking looks up to the statue of a new Ms. America being crowd by the current one. The big Miss America arrival ceremony where all the 53 contestants gather together for the first time in New Jersey, at Kennedy Plaza. Atlantic City, NJ, USA.
Lyla Gant, 3, dances with Ms. Delaware Rebecca Lee Jackson after the clam bake for the contestants. Gant who is from Margate, NJ, was attending the event with her grandparents.
While at the clam bake, Ms. Mississippi Chelsea Rick, left, follows Ms. Massachusetts Amanda Narciso as they get their food.
Ms. New Mexico Alexis Victoria Duprey, left, and Ms. Oregon Allison Elizabeth Cook ride the carousel together. The Ms. America contestants eat dinner at the Hard Rock Cafe and then enjoy the rides at the Steel Pier.
Miss Americas Outstanding Teen from Maine Daphne Ellis, talks to her mother while in the process of trying on different dresses during a trade show event held at a local hotel. They were in town to buy some dresses for her competitions and attend the Miss America Beauty Pageant at Boardwalk Hall.
During the second day of the preliminary competition of Miss America at Boardwalk Hall, Miss Louisiana Jaden Leach naps while other contestants watch others rehearse. It is a demanding two weeks for contestants with numerous events, interviews, rehearsals and preliminary competitions the have to attend to.
Jeanne Seymour and her daughter Ella, 8, watch the second night of competition. They are from Egg Harbor Township and Ella's favorite contestants are Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum and Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones.
Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick dances with others during the start of the evening. The second day of the preliminary competition of Miss America at Boardwalk Hall.
Fans of Miss Ohio Heather Wells cheer for her. The second day of the preliminary competition of Miss America at Boardwalk Hall.
Contestants line the stage in their evening gowns. The third day of the preliminary competition of Miss America at Boardwalk Hall.
Miss New York Nina Davuluri, left, reacts to being named the 2014 Miss America as 2013 Miss Amerca Mallory Hagan congratulates her prior to crowning her.