The 2019 Miss America competition takes place this Sunday. Fans can watch these 51 individuals from every state compete live at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Before the 98th annual competition, get to know the 51 women competing for the crown.
Here are this year’s 51 competitors— and a fun fact about each of them.
Miss Alabama is a lifelong dancer.
Callie Walker is the daughter of Miss Alabama 1985, and hopes to begin a career on Broadway following her Miss America candidacy. She’s also particularly interested in environmental issues, and dedicated to fighting climate change.
Miss Alaska wants to help the next generation of Americans.
Courtney Anne Schuman’s goal is to help young people reach their full potential and to reduce rates of suicide and depression across the country. She hopes to do so by working with her chosen initiative, Empowering Youth for a Brighter Tomorrow.
Miss Arizona has collected more than 3,000 eyeglasses for low-income families.
Isabel Ticlo is proud of her her half-Thai, half-Indian heritage. She has considerable dance training and performed an impressive Bollywood dance routine for the preliminary pageant’s talent portion. She also works to help the blind and visually impaired in Arizona.
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