While presidential candidates were parading in New Hampshire, 53 contestants for the Miss America Pageant arrived in Las Vegas to compete for the 2012 crown. They have already made a splash on the strip by walking in styles by the pageant’s newest sponsor, Express, at the Fashion Show mall. Check out the 2012 Summer fashions in the video below shot by Sam Haskell, Jr., the son of Miss America Board President Sam Haskell:
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Contestants will go through 3 nights of preliminaries and individual interviews with the judges before the finalists are selected live on national television at 9 PM ET on ABC.
Judges this year are dancer Mark Ballas (Dancing with the Stars), Emmy award-winning TV personality Raúl de Molina (El Gordo y la Flaca), TV and film producer Mike Fleiss (The Bachelor), producer and TV star Kris Jenner (Keeping Up With the Kardashians), actress Teri Polo (Meet the Parents), fitness guru Chris Powell (Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition) and TV news anchor Lara Spencer (Good Morning America).