Carson Kressley

The Miss’d America Pageant, which has been absent from Atlantic City for nearly five years, is making its triumphant return on January 31, 2010. For the first time the pageant comes to historic Boardwalk Hall, a location fit for a queen, and will be hosted by TV personality and “Queer Eye For The Straight Guy” Carson Kressley. Miss’d America was created as a spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant 14 years ago to raise funds for a local charity. It took place annually on the night after the famous beauty pageant was held in Atlantic City. This year, Trump Entertainment Resorts, Harrah’s Entertainment, Inc., and the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance, in association with the Schultz-Hill Foundation, will unveil a pageant starring drag queens strutting down the world's most famous runway. Pomp and circumstance returns in a glorious event as contestants compete in evening wear and talent competitions, as well as a swimwear segment. Keeping with tradition, the event is being written and directed by Robert "Sandy Beach" Hitchen as it has since its inception. While the main event will take place on stage in Boardwalk Hall’s Ballroom, presenting sponsors will keep the excitement going with various parties, including a pre-party at Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino, and a post-party at DUSK nightclub inside Caesars Atlantic City. Both hotels are the official hotels for Miss’d America 2010. For more information on Miss’d America room packages, visit www.caesarsac.com or www.trumpplaza.com. All tickets are available for purchase at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office and all Ticketmaster Outlets.
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