The 53 Miss America contestants will try to look their best as they walk down the runway for the first of three preliminary nights of competition tonight at Boardwalk Hall.

The first night of Preliminary Competition will begin tonight at 8 at Boardwalk Hall.

Tighter security has begun.   No public parking will be allowed in the Boardwalk Hall Parking Lot. All tote bags must be clear plastic and no larger than 12-by-6-by-12 inches. Give yourself some extra time if you're going tonight because of security measures including bag checks...