(LAS VEGAS) — A new Miss America will be crowned on Saturday night in a live ABC telecast.
Contestants from the 50 states and the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands will compete for the crown.
Outgoing Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will pass the crown to the new pageant winner chosen by a panel of seven judges including Mark Ballas from Dancing With The Stars, Kris Jenner from Keeping Up With The Kardashians and Lara Spencer from Good Morning America.
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