Miss America 2017 is underway! Miss District of Columbia was crowned the winner of the swimwear competition September 6 during the preliminary portion of the three-night event, leading up to the finale! She stunned in a fluorescent pink bikini! See more sexy pics from the swimwear portion!
Cierra Jackson, 24, Miss District of Columbia, swept the swimwear competition at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ, in a gorgeous orchid, two-piece as she crushed the catwalk to “Me Too” by Meghan Trainor, 24! As the lucky winner, she walked away with a $1,000 scholarship for “Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit.”
The beautiful DC native is an alumna of Spelman College, according to the NJ.com. With a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, she has an interest in environmental law and she’s even worked in the White House! The site mentions that she was a Communications Intern in the office of the chief of staff. “You let your light shine and then other people are able to see that,” Cierra said after her victory in the swimwear competition. Her platform is celebrating military families.
Another big winner from the eventful night was Miss. Tennessee, Grace Burgess, who won the talent portion of the preliminaries with an amazing rendition of “Desperado” by the Eagles (1973)!
Check out our gallery above to see the rest of the swimwear competition photos so far from Miss America 2017! You can catch all of the news and up-to-date coverage on the pageant right here at HollywoodLife.com! With more epic events planned, don’t forget to catch the finale Sunday, September 11. It will broadcast on ABC at 9/8 C.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Miss America 2017 preliminaries so far? Who’s your pick to win? Tell us in the comments below!