The new Miss America will be crowned in front of a national audience on Sunday night. And it’s been a long road for the future title holder, including this past week of preliminaries, parties, meet-and-greets and endless preparation for what each of these 53 women hope will be their crowning moment.
Mac Duggal has played a prominent role in the Road to the Crown, as the choice of several of these talented women for what to wear to represent themselves and their state in this 92-year-old tradition of pageantry, scholarship, and female empowerment all rolled into one.
These women took to the stage in Mac Duggal creations during this week’s preliminaries:
Miss Illinois, Brittany Smith
Miss Iowa, Nicole Kelly
Making national news, Nicole is the first Miss America contestant born missing part of a limb. Nicole’s platform is to aid and support children with disabilities, and we’re proud she chose as her Evening Gown choice, style 61359P from Mac Duggal Pageant.
Miss Kansas,Theresa Vail
Theresa made waves during the preliminaries as well, as this National Guard Sergeant and expert marksman took to the stage in the swimsuit competition showing off her two tattoos. Theresa picked Mac Duggal Couture for her Evening Gown choice, style 61566D.
Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh
Rebecca double-dipped in Mac Duggal at preliminaries, and we couldn’t be happier. The violinist chose a red peplum creation from the Spring 2014 Mac Duggal Black White Red Collection, style 61726R, to wear during her Talent preliminary, which she won!
Rebecca also looks picture perfect in purple in her Evening Gown choice, style 43003P from Mac Duggal Pageant.
Miss South Carolina, Brooke Mosteller
Miss North Dakota, Laura Harmon
Laura looked like the picture of style and grace when she took to the stage to sing during the Talent preliminary, dressed in the fabulous taffeta and lace creation from the Black White Red Collection, style 61393R.
Miss Rhode Island, Jessica Marfeo
With sizzle and style, Jessica took to the stage during the Talent preliminary in a fringe and lace Mac Duggal custom creation.
Jessica took to the stage in the Evening Gown preliminary in a Mac as well, picking this fabulous vintage-inspired mermaid gown from the Black White Red Collection. The taffeta gown with lace and illusion top is Mac Duggal style 61391R.
Miss Maryland, Christina Denny
Miss Puerto Rico, Shenti Lauren
With style and sparkle, Shenti grabbed attention in a sparkling Mac Duggal Pageant gown that glittered with golden embellishments, style 50080P. Between her gown and smile, Shenti was all shine during the Evening Gown preliminary.
Miss Utah, Ciera Pekarcik
Miss West Virginia, Miranda Harrison
Miss Michigan, Haley Williams
Miss Wisconsin, Paula Mae Kuiper
Miss Hawaii, Crystal Lee
Crystal took to the stage of the Evening Gown preliminary looking graceful in red in this wonderful Mac Duggal Custom gown.
Miss Massachusetts, Amanda Narciso
Amanda struck gold in a shimmering body hugging halter top gown during the Evening Gown prelim, a custom creation by Mac Duggal!
Miss Texas, Ivana Hall
Miss America 2014 will be crowned at the conclusion of the live Miss America Finals, Sunday, Sept. 15, at 9 p.m. Eastern on ABC.