ATLANTIC CITY – The Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance is pleased to announce that theMiss’d America Pageant has selected a new home at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City for the 2019 Atlantic City signature drag event, Miss’d America. This year’s pageant will take place 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 in Sound Waves at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City and will feature lavish sets, incredible numbers, a super hero theme lead by the reigning Miss’d America 2019 Andriana Trenta along with returning host Carson Kressley, with special guest performer Frankie Z.

Carson Kressley

The annual pageant has been a 28-year long-standing tradition for the LGBTQ and LGBTQ-supportive community in the seaside resort.

“We are so excited to be opening a new chapter in Miss’d America history at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City,” said Richard Helfant, president of the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and the pageant’s executive producer. “It will be fabulous to be back on the Boardwalk.”

A portion of the proceeds from the 2019 Miss’d America Pageant will go to the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and supportive charities. Since its inception, the pageant
has raised and donated more than $400,000, according to a release.

“We feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to present Miss’d America, which has become such a long running popular event in the Atlantic City community impacting the LGBTQ community,” Hard Rock President Joe Lupo said. “One of Hard Rock’s core motto’s is “All Is One” and we could not be more proud to come together to support our LGBTQ community and supporters and truly demonstrate we are all one community.”

Tickets are available for purchase beginning Monday, July 22 and are priced at $35 or $65. Purchases can be made by visiting Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s website or Ticketmaster.

VIP tickets are also available for purchase at $100 per ticket, which includes one complimentary drink and admission to an exclusive post-pageant meet and greet reception. A “Diamond Tiara” table for eight is also available for $1,200, which includes bottle service, complimentary bottle of champagne and admission to the post-pageant reception. VIP and Diamond Tiara purchases are available by calling the
group sales office at 609-449-6037.

A contestant search is currently being conducted in New Jersey, New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and many other states. Contestants are being asked to complete a submission form and submit a three-minute video of their talent for consideration by a very distinguished panel of entertainment industry moguls.

Contestants competing for the title of Miss’d America 2020 will be judged in the categories of swimsuit, talent, evening gown and must complete a judges’ interview. Along with the crown and sash, Miss’d America will receive $5,000 in cash and must be available for multiple appearances throughout her reigning year. First runner-up will receive $2,500 and second runner-up will receive $1,500.

For information on contestant search, contact Mortimer Spreng at

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