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Miss America Pageant 2016

Miss America Organization

There she is, Miss America!

Get ready to meet all of the contestants in the 2016 Miss America Pageant. Representatives from all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico and District of Columbia, will contend to receive the crown from Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev.

The Bachelor's Chris Harrison is returning for his seventh time as host, and this year's panel of judges includes Zendaya, country singer Brett Eldredge, Paralympic snowboarder Amy Purdy, Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary and American Wife author and advocate Taya Kyle.

PHOTOS: Miss America, 90 years of winners

The last three winners have all been Miss New Yorks, and New York is tied with Oklahoma, California and Ohio for most Miss America winners with six. 

So the pressure is on for Miss New York 2016 Jamie Lynn Macchia to make the Big Apple the winningest state in Miss America history and also to achieve the first four-peat in the pageant's history. 

Miss New York, Miss America Pageant 2016

Miss America Organization

The 2016 Miss America Pageant will air on ABC Sept. 13.

Now, Chris Harrison knows a thing or two about competitive women. Watch the clip below!