Miss’d America Pageant moves to the Hard Rock Casino for 2019

The new Miss'd America 2019, Adriana Trenta
Miss'd America 2019, Adriana Trenta , performs at Borgata.

The “other” yearly Atlantic City Pageant has a new runway home

The Miss’d America Pageant 2020 has selected a new home at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City for the annual Atlantic City signature drag event, Miss’d America. This year’s pageant will take place September 21, 2019. The show will include more lavish sets, incredible numbers, and a super hero theme led by the reigning wonder woman Miss’d America 2019 Andriana Trenta.

Carson Kressley
Carson Kressley will once again host the Miss’d America Pageant in 2019.

The host will be Carson Kressley with a guest performance by Frankie Z. Organizers say it will make this year’s show one of the hottest tickets in one of the hottest properties in Atlantic City.

The annual pageant in in its 28th year. It is a long-standing tradition for the LGBTQ and allied and supportive communities of south Jersey. “We are so excited to be opening a new chapter in Miss’d America history at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City,” said Richard Helfant, President of the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and Executive Producer of the pageant. “It will be fabulous to be back on the Boardwalk.”

A portion of the proceeds from the 2019 Miss’d America Pageant will go to the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance who will distribute funds to various LGBTQ supportive charities. Since its inception, the pageant has donated over $400,000.

“We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to present Miss’d America, which has become such a long running popular event in the Atlantic City community impacting the LGBTQ community,” said Joe Lupo, President of Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. “One of Hard Rock’s core motto’s is “All Is One” and we could not be more proud to come together to support our LGBTQ community and supporters and truly demonstrate we are all one community.”

Tickets prices start at $35 and will be available for purchase at Ticketmaster or through Hard Rock Hotel & Casino beginning Monday, July 22, 2019. The Miss’d America Pageant will be on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 8 pm in Sound Waves at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

“Wanna Be A Super Queen”

Contestants await the judges decision at the Miss'd America Pageant in Atlantic City in 2018
Contestants await the judges decision at the Miss’d America Pageant in Atlantic City in 2018

A contestant search is currently being conducted in New Jersey, New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and many other states. Contestants are being asked to complete a submission form and submit a three-minute video of their talent for consideration by a very distinguished panel of entertainment industry moguls.

Contestants competing for the title of Miss’d America 2020 will be judged in the categories of swimsuit, talent, evening gown and must complete a Judges’ Interview. Along with the crown and sash, Miss’d America will receive $5,000 in cash and must be available for multiple appearances throughout her reigning year. First runner-up will receive $2,500, and the second runner-up will receive $1,500.

For information on contestant search, contact Mortimer Spreng at missdamericasearch@gmail.com.