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I went to Miss America for the first time, and the show felt like a cross between ‘American Idol’ and a job interview

The rebranded Miss America 2.0 had the atmosphere of a basketball game at Madison Square Garden — nachos included.
Miss Virginia Camille Schrier during the talent portion of the Miss America competition.

13 things you didn’t see on TV during the Miss America pageant

Miss America was full of sparkles and explosions — but that's just what happened on TV. There was also plenty that occurred behind-the-scenes.
The newest Miss America.

38 photos of Miss America winners being crowned through the years

We've found the exact moment 38 different Miss Americas were crowned, and the photos will warm your heart. There have been tears, screams, and plenty of smiles through the years.
Miss Virginia 2019 Camille Schrier was crowned Miss America 2020 on Thursday in Uncasville, Connecticut.

People watching the revamped Miss America competition were thoroughly unimpressed

Many viewers seemed to be displeased with the second year of Miss America 2.0, a rebranded, revamped version of the Miss America contest.

26 showstopping looks from the Miss America pageant over the years

From daring gowns with plunging necklines to mindblowing swimsuits, here are some of contestants' best outfits from the past few decades.
Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas celebrates after Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh is named Miss World.

Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas lost to her friend in the Miss World pageant, but her reaction is winning people’s hearts

Miss Nigeria Nyekachi Douglas jumped up and down and yelled in excitement after Miss Jamaica Toni-Ann Singh was named Miss World 2019 on Saturday.
Zozibini Tunzi, of South Africa, is crowned Miss Universe by her predecessor, Catriona Gray of the Philippines, at the 2019 Miss Universe pageant at Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi celebrated her win by eating a steak at her hotel

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi told Insider that she had been craving a steak the whole time she was onstage.
Zozibini Tunzi during the National Costume Contest at Miss Universe 2019.

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi’s national costume contained a powerful message about violence against women in South Africa

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi's national costume had 2,000 letters from men written to the women of South Africa weaved into it.
Miss Universe 2019 Zozibini Tunzi.

People told Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi to wear a wig for the Miss Universe pageant. She won wearing her natural hair.

Miss Universe Zozibini Tunzi told Insider that she wanted to stay true to herself and show that "beauty does not look one certain way."
The 2019 pageant titleholders: Zozibini Tunzi, Miss Universe; Cheslie Kryst, Miss USA; Kaliegh Garris, Miss Teen USA; Nia Franklin, Miss America.

The 2019 titleholders of Miss Universe, Miss USA, Miss Teen USA, and Miss America are all women of color

Miss Universe 2019 is Zozibini Tunzi of South Africa. Tunzi is the fourth woman of color to be a 2019 titleholder for a major pageant.