Miss America contestants showcase shoes in parade

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Miss New York Kira Kazantsev displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss New York Kira Kazantsev displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Maryland Jade Kenny displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Oregon Rebecca Anderson displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Wisconsin Raeanna Johnson displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Montana Victoria Valentine displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss New Jersey Cierra Kaler-Jones displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Ohio Mackenzie Bart displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Missouri Jessica Hartman displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Massachusetts Lauren Kuhn displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Illinois Marisa Buchheit displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Iowa Aly Olson displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Arizona Alexa Rogers displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Hawaii Stephanie Kainoa Steuri displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Florida Victoria Cowen displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Utah Karlie Major displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Mary Hughes, right, and her daughter Marina Hughes, 6, of Absecon, N.J., use rain gear over their tiaras as they watch the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Members of the All Star One Cheer Academy perform stunts during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Wyoming Jessie Allen poses for photographers during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A convertible vehicle, bottom right, carries Miss New York Kira Kazantsev during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Maine Audrey Thames talks to spectators during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Washington Kailee Dunn waves at spectators during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A member of the Jackson Memorial High School band, left, of Jackson, N.J., serenades Miss Vermont Lucy Edwards during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Cheryl Margen, of Stratford, Conn., wears a head umbrella while watching the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Raindrops are seen on the foot of Miss Alabama Caitlin Brunell during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Mississippi Jasmine Murray watches accumulated rain drip from the roof of a convertible vehicle during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
A spectator holds up a sign during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Supporters of Miss West Virginia Paige Madden hold up signs as her float approaches during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Paige Goodwin, 4, of Galloway, N.J., covers herself from the rain while waiting for the start of the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Wisconsin in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Texas in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Washington in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Tennessee in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss District of Columbia in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Hawaii in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Colorado in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Connecticut in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by by Miss Alaska in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
The shoes to be worn by Miss Alabama in this year's Miss America pageant during the traditional Boardwalk “Show Us Your Shoes” parade on Saturday, Sept. 13 are displayed Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014, in Atlantic City. (AP Photo/Wayne Parry)
FILE - This Sept. 14, 2013 file photo shows Miss Alabama Chandler Champion showing her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. The world-famous pageant that began in Atlantic City as a way to extend the summer tourism season for another weekend is back where it belongs after a brief desert fling in Las Vegas. Though tickets are required for the indoor competition events, the contestants greet the public in a free introductory outdoor event Sept. 3, and can be seen regularly on the Boardwalk during the two-week run-up to the Sept. 14 crowning of the new Miss America. The traditional “show-us-your-shoes” parade on the Boardwalk is adding more free viewing areas this year for the Sept. 13 event. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
Miss South Carolina Brooke Mosteller displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss North Carolina Johna Edmonds displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Oregon Allison Cook displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss New Hampshire Samantha Russo displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Indiana Terrin Thomas displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Arkansas Amy Crain displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Maine Kristin Korda displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss America 2013 Mallory Hagan displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Minnesota Rebecca Yeh displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Mississippi Chelsea Rick displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Montana Shelby Ringdahl displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Nebraska JaCee Pilkington displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss District of Columbia Bindhu Pamarthi displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss New York Nina Davuluri displays her shoes during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss New Jersey Cara McCollum displays her shoes displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Miss Florida Myrrhanda Jones shows her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez,)
Miss Alabama Chandler Champion shows her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez,)
Miss Illinois Brittany Smith displays her shoe during the Miss America Shoe Parade at the Atlantic City boardwalk, Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, in Atlantic City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez,)
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Contestants vying for the Miss America title showed off some fancy footwear along a New Jersey boardwalk.

The traditional "Show Us Your Shoes" parade on Saturday featured 53 Miss America hopefuls riding down Atlantic City's boardwalk in convertibles, each sporting creatively decorated shoes to evoke their home state.

The Press of Atlantic City says Miss Louisiana, Lacey Sanchez, wore feathered magenta and green stilettos and carried a feathery umbrella in a nod to New Orleans' Mardi Gras tradition.

Miss Oregon, Rebecca Anderson, had tiny bicycles on her shoes and wore a bike helmet since Portland is known as a bike-friendly city.

The next Miss America will be crowned during Sunday night's nationally televised finale.


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This is how we do it here at @bucadibeppo! #MissAmerica #missar2014 #brownies #massivespoons
So over boring poses! #MissAmerica #sisterhood in our @josephribkoff #ilovemyjr @missnewyorkmao @missalaska2014
So...clearly the Bucca di Beppo photo shoot went well! #MissAmerica #MissNY #MAO #DinnerTime #TeamKira #Kirasistable #BuccaDiBeppo #Ballys #AtlanticCity @doac @buccadibeppo @missamericaorg
Video shoots are hard work... @misslouisiana2014 and I caught up on our ZZZs today while waiting for filming to start. I've course @missalaska2014 and @missmissouri2014 had to capture the moment.
My love for her is unparalleled... #missamerica
Having a blast at @BallysAC @bucadibeppo! THIS food is AMAZING!!! 👍👍👍
@missco2014 and I on our way for #missamerica dinner with our #sisters
My people. #LaceysWomen #PostUp @misslouisiana2014 @missmd2014 @missdc2014 @missoklahomapageant #MissAmerica #MAO #Sistahs
What diet? #GA girls keeping it sweet :) #missamerica #dc #ga
Great time shooting the parade of states intro today in our Joseph Ribkoff! #ILoveMyJR #MissNY #Kirasistable #TeamKira #AtlanticCity #DoAC @doac
Amazing dinner at @bucadibeppo . Interviews are tomorrow!!! #missamerica #missmaryland
My signature photo finally came into play at Miss America! ;) I love spaghetti and meatballs! #Food #Yummy #MissAmerica #TeamMinnesota #FeelingGood
There is tired... Then there is #MissAmerica tired... #Day3 #MAsisters @missamericaorg 😴💙
And the they gave us personalized cupcakes.... #NoSelfControl #SoYummy #RedVelvet #DOAC #MissAmerica #SwimsuitReady #MissFLlovesMissAR #MAsisters 💗
Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better. So blessed to be surrounded by such incredible women. #MissAmerica #Sisters #laughter #EverydayMoments #DOAC #ILoveMyJR #FilmingDay2 ❤️ @missamericaorg
Yes y'all, my roommate @missohio14 is tonight's prelim talent winner! Best room in #atlanticcity! @missamericaorg #missamerica
Some people make your laugh a little louder, your smile a little brighter, and your life a little better. So blessed to be surrounded by such incredible women. #MissAmerica #Sisters #laughter #EverydayMoments #DOAC #ILoveMyJR #FilmingDay2 ❤️ @missamericaorg
#sorryimnotsorry #imdancinghhere #boogienights #missamerica #dancedancebaby #inthezone #dancezone
I love my roomie! Making so many great memories and beautiful friendships at #missamerica! #missnewmexico2014 #showmeyourpump #planttheseed #atlanticcity #doac @missamericaorg
Having fun shooting commercials :) look for me during the Miss America Pageant! #MissAmerica
"Vogue-ing" with Miss Cali @misscaorg before filming our intros with ABC for the @missamericaorg opening! #missamericasisters #bffls #missamerica #abc #missok2014
#missamerica contestants LOVE @talkingrain and @sparklingice. This is my go to drink on the road!
Love my hotel buddies. I feel so fortunate to know these women, I love my class more everyday! :) #doAC #MissAmerica @missvermont2014 @ashleygmissvi2014 @missdelaware14 @missoklahomapageant @missnewmexico2014 @missamericaorg
Michael Kors, True Religion, Guess, The Body Shop, White Lotus, Renee, Karina Boutique...just a typical day @thepeirshops here in #AC! Thank you all for your support of @missamericaorg. I had so much fun and cannot wait to come back and #DOAC again!
Miss Illinois and I #missamericaserves #missamerica #doac
#boogienights #tropicana #missamerica @boogienightsAC #doac
Beyond thrilled with my onstage question tonight! Swimsuit and evening gown tomorrow! #TeamMinnesota #MissAmerica #MissALovesTony @tonybowls @missamericaorg
So my homegirl @missflorida2014 WON A SWIMSUIT PRELIM AT @missamericaorg!!! I am just a little obsessed with her and our friendship is unbelievably special to me. To have someone who will pray with you pre-show and show Christ's love amidst all the crazy is inspirational. So proud to be the other half of the #FloridaGeorgia line with you! #MissFL #MissGA #MissGeorgia #MissAmerica #GAforMissA
I love this girl! Here's to the comedians in this year'a amazing #missamerica class! Thanks @buccadibeppo for having us for dinner! #MissMEforMissA
Thank you @ballysac @bucadibeppo for a wonderful dinner and amazing fun with amazing friends #missamerica
@bucadibeppo is the best!! Thank you guys for dinner tonight, I was definitely excited to see spaghetti! #MissAmerica #missar2014 #DoAC
Sisters are for life. ❤️#missar2014 #MissAmerica @missco2014 @missarkansas
I think this accurately sums up my Miss America experience! These girls are so much more than friends, they're truly my sisters. This moment was captured during our first day of shooting with ABC! Can't believe it's already Sunday! #missar2014 #MissAmerica #DoAC #visitAC @missarkansas
Surprise!!! I am eating more ice cream.. aka no surprise at all! Am so happy to have this Sundae on a Sunday TWO DAYS before my Miss America cempetitions begin!!! #lifestyle @bucadibeppo
Fun in the sun with some wind also! Today we wrapped up filming for Miss America. Tomorrow I have my Miss America interview at 5:33pm! I'm so blessed for everyone's love and support. #missamerica #dreamscometrue #doac
Look at my twin @missmt2014 rocking the blue ombré dress after the Miss America Arrival Ceremony! #MissAmerica #clambake
We had a very exciting day in #DC. Now all the contestants are headed on a charter plane to @missamerica_ac (Atlantic City!!!)! Here is Miss Ohio, Miss Nevada, and I! #missamerica #missmt2014
#Repost from yesterday - @missamericaorg with @repostapp --- Touring @DoAC and filming the parade of states for the 2015 #MissAmerica Competition!
The other half of my heart. @misscaorg #MissAmerica #sugarcookie #supercute #Tropicana
The vegetarian gets allll the pasta! So much fun at our dinner tonight! Thanks @bucadibeppo! @ballysac @doac #MissAmerica #ACtakesAC #ballys
Day 2 of filming! So much love ❤️ #missar2014 #MissAmerica
Dinner at Bucca di Beppo #missamerica @missamericaorg #missmo #missha #missky
I woke up like this. #flawless @missmd2014
Preliminary competition is officially over! My emotions are mixed, but I had an absolute blast with my amazing sisters. I love you girls! #MissAmerica #competition #pageant #sisters #sisterqueens #ilovethesegirls #selfienation #selfie
Wonderful evening at Resorts in #atlanticcity!!! #misshawaii #misshawaii2014 #missamerica #ma2015 #crownthekauaiqueen #hawaiinokaoi #acpress
I am in LOVE with my Borgata Babes #MissAmerica @misshawaiiorg @misssd2014 @missnc14 @missflorida2014 @missar2014
"Stop photo bombing me Florida!" #BlurryBecauseIPushedHer #MyPhoto #LoveHer #BecauseWeAreSisters #MissAmerica #MissKentucky2014 #MissFlorida2014 @missamericaorg
Dinner at Chickie's and Pete's Tropicana with Miss Kentucky #MissAmerica #HungryHungryHungry
Dinner at the Resorts hotel and casino in Atlantic City with these beautiful ladies! #MissAmerica #MissIndiana14
Love our new shades from the White Lotus Boutique! Thank you:) #MissAmerica #missvajourneytomissamerica
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