America will once again help choose a constant in the Top 15 at theÂ 2017 Miss America CompetitionÂ this September.
Voting is now open for the â€œAmericaâ€™s Choiceâ€ contestant. The public can vote atÂ missamerica.org/voteÂ andÂ facebook.com/missamericaÂ and are permitted one vote per day, per user. Voting will close Monday, September 5thÂ at 11:59:59pm ET, and the chosen contestant will be announced during the 2017 Miss America Competition live broadcast with the Top 15.
The remaining contestants in the Top 15 are selected by the Miss America Preliminary Judges Panel.Â It is possible for Americaâ€™s Choice to also be among the judges selection.
As previously announced, Chris Harrison (ABCâ€™s â€œThe Bachelorâ€ and â€œWho Wants To Be A Millionaireâ€) returns to host the legendary competition, with Sage Steele (ABCâ€™s and ESPNâ€™s â€œNBA Countdownâ€) joining as co-host. Entrepreneur Mark Cuban, actress Sara Foster (VH1â€™s â€œBarely Famousâ€), singer-songwriter Cole Swindell and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes will serve as celebrity judges for the annual pageant.
The panel of celebrity judges will evaluate the contestantsâ€™ performances in the following categories during the live broadcast: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit, Evening Wear, Talent, Interview and On-Stage questions.Â These young women will showcase their incredible blend of intelligence, leadership, talent, physical fitness and dedication to community service as they compete for the title of Miss America 2017.
TheÂ 2017 Miss America CompetitionÂ airs Sunday, September 11th @ 9PM ET/PT on ABC.