It's a pageant like no other, tonight contestants take the stage in the Missed Pleasure Island Pageant.
The 2017 Miss America pageant is underway in Atlantic City.
A former Miss Florida USA winner is suing the pageant after organizers took her crown and accused her of cheating.
Miss Wilmington Victoria Huggins was named third runner-up in the Miss North Carolina pageant Saturday night.
Jessie Guillaume, a Laney High School senior, was crowned homecoming queen this fall and now she has the chance to compete against other queens on a national level.
HAPPENING NOW: Young women in Wilmington can enter the Juneteenth Pageant. It focuses on education, economics, moral excellence and family unity. Find out how to participate.
One of Wilmington's own has high hopes as she heads to the Miss USA Pageant June 3. Miss North Carolina USA Sydney Perry is a UNCW student.