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Miss America Buffs Atlantic City's Image



    Miss America Buffs Atlantic City's Image
    Host Mario Lopez watches Miss Virginia Caressa Cameron react after being crowned Miss America by Miss America 2009 Katie Stam, Saturday Jan. 30, 2010 in Las Vegas.

    After months of bad news including casino closings and thousands of laid-off workers, Atlantic City is in for some positive publicity.

    The Miss America pageant aims to polish the image of the struggling seaside resort during its nationally televised finale Sunday night.

    In addition to crowning Miss America 2015, the show will feature iconic Atlantic City visuals including its beach, Boardwalk, the Steel Pier, Black Fish Pier near Brigantine, and the Atlantic City Beach Patrol station.

    Miss America CEO Sam Haskell says the broadcast should generate national publicity for Atlantic City and encourage visitors.

    Contestants from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico are vying for the crown.