Beauty pageants

Battling beauties: Miss America winners through the years

Sep. 13, 2013 at 11:35 AM ET

As 53 young women prepare to take the Atlantic City stage on Sunday night to vie for the Miss America crown, take a look at past winners, from a 15-year-old who earned the first-ever title to a deaf woman who went on to help others identify early hearing loss. 

Image: Nina Davuluri, Kira Kazantsev
Mel Evans
In honor of the upcoming 93rd annual Miss America pageant, take a look at the lovely ladies who have seized the coveted crown since the competition’s start in 1921.