There’s one group that’s definitely excited the Miss America beauty pageant is returning to Atlantic City, N.J. The Miss’d America pageant is a lot like the long-running beauty contest, but with drag queens.
Organizers for the event say they are excited that Miss America will be returning to its home state, the Associated Press reports. The attention the beauty contest brings to Atlantic City certainly couldn’t hurt Miss’d America. The drag queen pageant, which judges entrants on swimsuits, talent, evening gowns and the interviews raises money for local charities and also hopes to boost gay and lesbian tourism to the city.
It was announced in February that the Miss America pageant would be leaving Las Vegas to return to Atlantic City, after relocating to Nevada in 2006. Miss America takes place September 15, while Miss’d America happens less than a week later on September 15.