Choreographer and Dancer Carrie Ann Inaba Hosts "The 2019 Miss America Competition"
"The 2019 Miss America Competition"
Sunday, September 9 LIVE at 9 PM ET on ABC
"The 2019 Miss America Competition" marks the dawning of a new day for the Miss America Organization. This year's show will highlight women from all walks of life who are advancing the message of female empowerment through their efforts in the areas of scholarship, talent and social impact. Choreographer, host and dancer Carrie Ann Inaba will host the competition.
Joining Inaba as co-host for the evening is television personality Ross Mathews. Inaba, a judge on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars,” hosts this year’s historic competition where 51 women from around the country will take center stage competing for the job and scholarship dollars that come with the crown of Miss America 2019. Mathews will join Inaba and anchor reports throughout the evening from backstage, sharing all of the glitz, glam and candidate activities, while also providing commentary and updates from the arena floor and a skybox position at Boardwalk Hall.
Carrie Ann Inaba / Photo: Courtesy of ABC
This year’s panel of judges includes a diverse group of artists and entrepreneurs from various fields, including music, television, radio, and health and wellness. Featuring former boxer, author and television personality Laila Ali; nationally syndicated on-air personality and author Bobby Bones; country music singer/songwriter Jessie James Decker; award-winning music producer and television host Randy Jackson; news anchor Soledad O’Brien; entrepreneur and founder of Dry Bar Alli Webb and singer, songwriter, author and television host Carnie Wilson, these judges will evaluate the candidates, who will take center stage showcasing intellect and talent while representing their home states (and District of Columbia) all competing for the job and coveted title of Miss America 2019.
“I am honored to be invited to host ‘The 2019 Miss America Competition,’” said Inaba. “I choreographed the Miss America Competition for years and am thrilled to be this year’s host. I’m humbled to have the chance to be part of an evening that will give young women the opportunity to further their education and crown a new Miss America. I have always been a fan of the Miss America Organization that consistently encourages women to be strong, intelligent and radiant women in the world,” she added.