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3rd Night of Miss America Preliminaries Set for Friday

by Wayne Parry
Friday Sep 8, 2017
Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow, left, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, right, meet reporters after winning preliminary competitions.
Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow, left, and Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti, right, meet reporters after winning preliminary competitions.  (Source:AP Photo/Wayne Parry)

The third night of the Miss America competition gets underway Friday as contestants have one last chance to impress the judges and score points before Sunday's nationally televised finale.

Miss Texas Margana Wood won the swimsuit competition Wednesday, and Miss Utah JessiKate Riley won the talent portion with a classical violin performance on a 115-year-old instrument she has named "Sam."

On Thursday, Miss Louisiana Laryssa Bonacquisti won the swimsuit competition, while Miss Minnesota Brianna Drevlow won the talent portion, playing "Rhapsody In Blue" on the piano.

On Saturday, contestants will show off their state-specific footwear in the annual "Show Us Your Shoes" parade on the Atlantic City Boardwalk.

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