Every Bombshell From Secrets of Miss America

A&E's new documentary series Secrets of Miss America digs into the dark side of the inner workings behind the century-old pageant.

Tiaras, sashes, swimsuits, awkward Q&As: All things the mention of a pageant might bring to mind.

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And in the United States, no pageant is more firmly rooted in popular culture than Miss America,

which was founded in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue" based in Atlantic City, N.J.

They've long since leaned into the scholarship side of the proceedings—in 1945,

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