Out of the top 15 Miss America 2018 contestants who competed in tonight’s swimsuit competition, only 12 move on to compete in the eveningwear segment. Then, the competition is narrowed down to 10 competitors. Check out the contestants who continue on their journey during tonight’s pageant, as the names are revealed live.
Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis
“Why do you do Bollywood, are you even of the culture”. I get this question all of the time, and my response is, because I LOVE it. The beauty of dance is that no matter where you come from, we can have a common denominator, and that is a love of dance. Besides my love of the culture, I believe that it is important to practice what you preach. Diversity Matters is much more than a platform for me, it is my life. Not only do I come from a diverse background, I have known the joy of embracing another culture fully. With all of that being said, I want to thank Nakul for teaching me, and loving me. It was a joy to bring #Bollywood back to the #missamerica stage as #missmissouri. I encourage you all to go out and embrace a culture different from your own, because your life will be forever enriched.
For Miss Missouri’s talent, she performed a Bollywood dance.
Miss Texas Margana Wood
Miss Texas performed a contemporary dance to Adele’s “When We Were Young”.
Miss Pennsylvania Katie Schreckengast
Miss Pennsylvania played a song from Dream Girls on the saxophone for her talent tonight.
This year’s judges for the 2018 Miss America Pageant include country artist Thomas Rhett, model Molly Sims, TV personality Maria Menounos, Olympian Tara Lipinksi, People’s Jess Cagle, and singer Jordin Sparks.
Last year’s winner of the pageant was Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields and tonight, she relinquishes her crown to a new winner.