The countdown is on until Miss America 2010 is crowned.
In the meantime, here’s your chance to meet the contestants!
RadarOnline.com has assembled this photo gallery, showcasing some of the early standouts from the 53 beauty queens, picked from every corner of the country.
The winner, crowned by the newly engaged reigning Miss America Katie Stam, gets a $50,000 scholarship and embarks on a yearlong run with the title to represent the organization and raise awareness for her chosen platform.
The 89-year-old pageant will be shown live on cable network TLC from 8/7c.