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January 6, 2011
Las Vegas officials welcome the 53 contestants in the 2011 Miss America contestants. The event at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino kicked off a week of preliminary competitions (interview, lifestyle and fitness, talent and evening wear), culminating in the live telecast from Planet Hollywood presented by DSW on Saturday, Jan,15. The pageant is celebrating its 90th anniversary this year.