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2010 Miss America Pageant Preliminary Competition

Here are Miss America 2010 contestants photos and video. The 89th annual pageant takes place Sat. Jan. 30, 2010 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on TLC, broadcast live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas with host Mario Lopez of ‘Extra,’ with Clinton Kelly, co-host of TLC’s What Not To Wear, serving as special correspondent. Pictures, video and more info on the contestants and beauty competition below after the jump.

Pageant judges include radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, actress Vivica Fox and Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Grammy-nominated jazz musician Dave Koz, singer-songwriter Brooke White, actor Paul Rodriguez, and Miss America 2002 Katie Harman.

There are 53 contestants representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. Miss America 2009 is Katie R. Stam (picture above left, with Alyse Zwick, Miss New York, Lifestyle & Fitness Winner) who will relinquish her crown to the 2010 winner.

While keeping the traditional beauty contest elements of talent, evening gown and swimsuit competition, the Miss America Organization is also a source of scholarship assistance; according to the official Web site, the organization offered in 2009 more than $45 million in scholarships through state and local organizations.

Source: Mario Lopez, Clinton Kelly, Rush Limbaugh on Miss America Sat. Jan. 30

Here are the official photos of all 51 contestants

Miss America 2010 Preliminary winners were chosen during the course of three nights of competition. Links to photos are below