Parade of Miss America Contestants in Las Vegas

Although only one lucky lady will walk the runway as Miss America 2011, each of the 53 contestants who hope to claim the coveted crown enjoyed a Cinderella moment during the DSW Show Us Your Shoes parade. More than 10,000 spectators gathered at the Arc de Triomphe outside of Paris Las Vegas to witness the pageant princesses promenade in apparel themed after the state they represent, with Miss Nevada Cris Crotz donning a sparkle-sprinkled showgirl costume for the occasion.

Celebrating 90 years of beauty pageant history, several former Miss Americas were also in attendance to support the new generation of contestants who will vie for victory when Miss America 2011 airs live from Planet Hollywood Hotel and Casino on ABC at 9 pm ET.

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Photo Credit: Erik Kabik

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