PAGEANT IS NINETY-FOUR YEARS OLD

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The annual Miss America beauty pageant originated September 8, 1921 and
is run by the Miss America Organization, a not-for-profit corporation based in 
Linwood, New Jersey. It developed the "Miss America Scholarship Program, 
that awards educational scholarships to successful competitors between the
ages of 17 and 24. 

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Margaret Gorman, of Washington, D.C., was the first
Miss
America Pageant winner in 1921.


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The current title-holder, Miss America 2015, is Miss New York 2014,
Kira Kazantsev
. She is the third consecutive Miss America winner
from the state of New York
.


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