The 2013 Miss America Pageant will air Saturday January 12 from the Planet Hollywood resort in Las Vegas, featuring 53 beauty queens from across the United States.
During preliminary competitions held this week six of the contestants have won awards in the talent and swimsuit categories: Miss Oklahoma Alicia Clifton, Miss Maryland Joanna Guy and Miss North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau were named preliminary Talent winners while Miss Washington Mandy Schendel, Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers and Miss Illinois Megan Ervin were named preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winners.
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This year's panel of judges includes "Dancing with the Stars" co-host Cheryl Burke, Good Morning America's Sam Champion, Fashion designer Bradley Bayou, "Entertainment Tonight" host Mary Hart, "Shark Tank's" Daymond John, Olympic gymnast McKayla Maroney and Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Irk.
During the main telecast set to air Saturday at 9pm on ABC, all the Miss America contestants will compete in three categories: swimsuit, evening wear and talent. They will also have to answer a question on live TV.
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