Miss America 2015: See All The Swimsuit Competition Photos

The swimsuit competition is one of the biggest reasons why so many people tune in to Miss America and it's obvious why! Check out our huge gallery of swimsuit pics, straight from the show at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sept. 14! Admit it -- you know why you're really watching the 2015 Miss America Competition, and it's for the Lifestyle & Fitness competition. Unofficially known as the swimsuit competition, it's where each of the lovely ladies nominated to represent their states from across America strut their stuff in swimsuits on live TV for a panel of judges in hopes of taking home the crown. Check out the full gallery of pics right here!

Miss America 2015 Swimsuit Competition
Image Credit: Courtesy of ABC

Miss America 2015 Swimsuit Competition: See All The Pageant Photos

Sixteen lovely ladies strutted down the runway to the sounds of “Love Runs Out” by One Republic, wearing sexy high heels and black, hot pink and teal bikinis.

Miss Mississippi looked amazing, as did Miss Alabama! Both ladies were the first two of twelve contestants to make the cut in the swimsuit competition. Miss FloridaMiss Virginia, Miss New York, Miss Kentucky, Miss Ohio, Miss Oklahoma, Miss Tennessee, Miss Iowa, Miss Massachusetts and Miss Arkansas also made it to the next round — the fabulous evening wear portion of the show.

Sadly, Miss Idaho, Miss Texas, Miss Connecticut, and Miss North Dakota were sent home.

In the preliminary competitions in the week leading up the the live event on ABC, some awards have already been handed out to America’s most beautiful and talented women. Namely, Florida’s Victoria Cowen, Oklahoma’s Alexandra Eppler, and Maryland’s Jade Kenny. Do you agree with their preliminary wins?

Miss America 2014 Nina Davaluri The Victim Of Xenophobia & Racism After Her Win

Hosted by The Bachelor‘s Chris Harrison, 43, and Good Morning America‘s Lara Spencer, 45, the evening is one of the most highly anticipated of the year.

Miss America 2014, Nina Davaluri, was the first Indian-American (and second Asian-American) to win the title, and the first to choose a Bollywood dance during the talent competition on the Miss America stage.

Due to her heritage, she was the victim of a lot of xenophobia and racism after her win; thankfully, however, she received a huge amount of public support.

HollywoodLifers, did you tune in to the Miss America Competition on Sept. 14? Who did you think would take home the crown? Let us know!

— Amanda Michelle Steiner

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