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    Crowning Miss America 2014

    During the 93rd annual Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, 53 contestants competed in luminous evening gowns and flashy swimsuits. Take a look at this year's winner and the other lovely ladies who vied for the crown.

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    During the 93rd annual Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, 53 contestants competed in luminous evening gowns and flashy swimsuits. Take a look at this year's winner and the other lovely ladies who vied for the crown.

    Miss New York Nina Davuluri walks on the runway after being crowned as Miss America 2014 on Sept. 15 in Atlantic City, N.J.

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    Crowd of contestants -

    Miss New York Nina Davuluri (in yellow) is approached by contestants after being crowned Miss America 2014.

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    Miss New York Nina Davuluri (front) is crowned as Miss America 2014 by Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan.

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    Winner's shock -

    Davuluri (center) reacts after being named Miss America as Miss California Crystal Lee (left) and Miss America 2014 Mallory Hagan celebrate with her.

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    Classical Bollywood fusion -

    Miss New York Nina Davuluri performs a traditional Indian dance during the 2014 Miss America pageant in Atlantic City.

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    Beautiful ballet -

    Miss California Crystal Lee performs a ballet routine en pointe during the Miss America 2014 pageant.

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    Yes! -

    Miss Wisconsin Paula Mae Kuiper (right) reacts after finding out she's advancing beyond the lifestyle round as Miss Texas Ivana Hall congratulates her during the Miss America 2014 pageant.

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    Onto the next round -

    Miss Georgia Carly Mathis acknowledges the crowd after advancing beyond the lifestyle competition during the Miss America 2014 pageant.

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    Dancing down the catwalk -

    Contestants walk on the runway during the Miss America 2014 pageant.

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  • Image: Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail reacts after hearing she will move forward while competing in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey

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    Miss America 2014 contestant, Miss Kansas Theresa Vail reacts after hearing she will move forward while competing in the Miss America Pageant 2014 pageant.

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    Bikini ready -

    Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis, won the preliminary lifestyle and fitness competition in a white Catalina swimsuit at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 12.

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    Stunning swimwear -

    Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick won the preliminary lifestyle and fitness competition.

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    Singing on stage -

    Miss New Hampshire Samantha Russo won the preliminary talent competition for her rendition of "Don't Rain On My Parade."

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    Preliminary winners -

    Miss Florida, Myrrhanda Jones was named Thursday night's preliminary talent winner. Here, she poses with Mallory Hagan, Miss America 2013, and Miss Georgia, Carly Mathis, the lifestyle and fitness winner on Sept. 12, 2013.

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    Violin player -

    Miss Minnesota, Rebecca Yeh, was named Wednesday night's preliminary talent winner for her violin performance on September 11.

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    Baton twirler -

    Miss Florida, Myrrhanda Jones competes in the preliminary talent competition by twirling batons on Sept. 14. Jones suffered injuries to her right knee after falling but returned to compete with a brace on her knee and was named Thursday night's preliminary talent winner.

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    Broadway hopeful -

    Nicole Kelly, Miss Iowa, performs in the talent competition.

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    Woman in uniform -

    Miss Kansas Theresa Vail displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, on Sept. 14. The tattooed Kansas Army National Guard sergeant was one of the competition's most-talked about contestants.

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    Red, white and blue -

    Miss Pennsylvania Annie Rosellini appears in the 2014 Miss America parade at Boardwalk Hall Arena on Sept. 14.

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    Studded out -

    Miss South Dakota Tessa Dee shows off her knee-high boots at the Miss America parade on Sept. 14.

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