Mohegan Sun Arena | Uncasville, Connecticut
It’s finally here! The Miss America Organization 100th Anniversary Competition will be held on Thursday, December 16th at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut! Grab your tickets now for the event of the century, come and watch as these empowered young women go head-to-head in the final battle to see which of them is crowned Miss America 2022, this is the final night competition of Miss America, and this is the night you do not want to miss!
Pre-Show starts at 7pm, with live competition at 8pm. You must be in your seats by 7:45pm, as doors will be closed until the first TV break.
The 51 outstanding young women vying for the job of Miss America will begin their competition week on Sunday, December 12th with the first evening of preliminary competition followed by round two of preliminary competition on Monday, December 13th. The week continues with anniversary events on Tuesday and Wednesday and wraps up with the final night of competition on Thursday, December 16.
The Miss America Competition has a 100-year history of looking ahead! As the first competition to offer a talent category and soon after scholarship awards for young women to be able to go to college and further their education. Miss America has evolved in society as women in society have evolved. This past year, candidates were no longer judged on outward appearance. That meant the elimination of the swimsuit competition and additional time and focus on the candidates’ voices to be heard more often. Throughout the competition and in interviews, candidates had additional opportunities to advocate for their social impact initiatives and to demonstrate how they are uniquely qualified for the exciting and challenging 365-day job of being Miss America.
Although this is the 100th year of Miss America, it is only the 94th pageant. Miss America 2021 was initially scheduled for December 2020 at the MSO headquarters in Atlantic City, New Jersey, but it was cancelled on May 8, 2020, due to the onset of the pandemic. The other years the pageant didn’t happen were from 1928 to 1932 and in 1934 because of financial problems of the Great Depression.