UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The Miss America organization says it plans to crown its 100th winner in December before a live audience at the Mohegan Sun casino’s arena in Connecticut. The announcement Thursday was made after a year of virtual appearances and delayed competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Miss America and Mohegan Sun announced a three-year partnership to hold the finale and associated events at the southeastern Connecticut facility. The competition and broadcast are to be held sometime in December. COVID-19 forced organizers to postpone the 2020 competitions and extend the reign of 2019 Miss America, Camille Schrier, for a second year. Schrier represented Virginia.
Photo: FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2019, file photo, Camille Schrier, of Virginia, reacts as she is crowned by 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin after winning the Miss America competition at the Mohegan Sun casino in Uncasville, Conn. The 100th Miss America will be crowned before a live audience at the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut following a year of virtual appearances and postponed competitions due to the pandemic, organizers announced Thursday, April 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)