Today’s the day that Miss America officials and many of the 52 contestants arrive on the Strip to call Planet Hollywood home for the next 10 days leading up to the crowning of the 2009 Miss America on the global telecast Jan. 24.
Tomorrow our Merry Mayor of Mirth Oscar Goodman will welcome all 52 beauties at an official 2 p.m. arrival ceremony outside Planet Hollywood. Oscar will present each state’s winner with a long-stemmed red rose.
Former Dancing With the Stars heartthrob Mario Lopez hosts the 2009 pageant, which will be broadcast on TLC. He’s all set for the event with this year’s judges Paige Adams-Geller, Laura Bell Bundy, Nicole Johnson, Cullen Jones, Beth Klein, Ken Paves and Jim Moret.
Remember your best source for daily and breaking coverage of all the Miss America events in Las Vegas will be right here at Vegas DeLuxe!