has set the air date for “The 2020 Miss America Competition,” which will be telecast live from the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn., the network said Tuesday.
The competition, which “follows 51 compelling candidates as they compete for life-changing scholarships to be used to continue their efforts toward community service and education,” will air Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019 from 8-10 p.m. Et/Pt.
At the end of the night, one candidate will be crowned Miss America 2020 and given the task of taking over for Miss America 2019, Nia Franklin
, who has been promoting her social impact initiative “Advocating for the Arts” over the past year.
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“The show will continue to highlight a diverse group of young students and professionals who are advancing the message of female strength, independence and empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact,