Miss America online

Miss America 2023 will air on Thursday, December 15 at 8 PM EST (5 PM PST). This will be the 95th edition of the pageant which takes place in Mohegan Sun, Uncasville, Connecticut. However, you won’t be able to watch via mainstream TV. Instead, it will be available to stream but you may need a VPN to watch from abroad . Below, we’ll explain how you can live stream Miss America 2023 online anywhere.

Please note that we’ll only be recommending official sources for watching Miss America 2023. While there will likely be unlicensed streams, expect these to offer poor video quality. Low-resolution video and excessively amounts of lag and buffering are common. Worse still, unofficial sources can also be taken offline for copyright violation, leaving you without a live stream of the event.

Depending on your location you may find the Miss America stream to be region-locked. If you’re traveling outside the US, you may need a VPN to access the stream as normal.

How to live stream Miss America online with a VPN

By using a VPN, you can change your IP address and make it look like you’re browsing from another location. This tricks region-locked services into letting you use them abroad. The good news is that this isn’t complicated at all.

Here’s how to live stream Miss America 2023 abroad (outside US):

  1. First, sign up with a reputable VPN provider. We recommend NordVPN although Surfshark and ExpressVPN and are two great value alternatives.
  2. Next, download and install the appropriate VPN app or browser extension for the device you’d like to use to live stream Miss America 2023.
  3. Log in to your VPN and connect to a server in the US. This will provide you with a US IP address and allow you to watch Miss America from anywhere.
  4. Go to Pageants Live via its website or official app and sign up for a subscription if you haven’t already.
  5. Finally, select the live stream which should load and play without restriction. If the content is still blocked, try clearing your browser’s cache and cookies.

It’s worth checking your VPN works with Pageants Live in advance of the Miss America 2023 competition. You’ll then have enough time to contact your VPN’s customer support if there are any unexpected technical issues.

How to watch Miss America on US TV

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Miss America 2023 won’t air on mainstream television. Instead, it will be available to stream on Pageants Live. This requires a paid subscription which is priced at $32.99 a month or $349.00 a year. You can then watch online via PageantsLive.com or with the PageantsLive app which is available for various devices including Android and iOS.

Pageants Live isn’t clear about in which countries it’s available. In the Terms & Conditions, it says “Access to the Services may not be legal by certain persons or in certain states or certain countries”. So if you’re traveling outside the US, you may need a VPN in order to watch depending on your physical location.

By connecting to a VPN server in the US, you can get a US IP address to unblock Pageants Live from any country. NordVPN includes a 30-day money-back guarantee which means you can use it to watch Miss America 2023 and claim a full refund if it doesn’t meet expectations.

What should I know about the Miss America Competition?

Miss America 2023 will be the 95th Miss America competition. It will be held for the third consecutive time at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. It’s open to women from the US between the ages of 18 and 26. There are 51 entrants in total, 50 of which represent the 50 US states with the other candidate coming from the District of Columbia, USA.

The winner of Miss America 2023 will be crowned by Emma Broyles, winner of Miss America 2022. There’s over $500,000 in scholarships to be won. Furthermore, the winner of the pageant becomes a full-time employee of the Miss America Organization. She travels extensively throughout the US for a full year, promoting the program while raising awareness of her own social impact initiative.

How is the Miss America Competition scored?

The preliminary competition involves private interviews with judges (20% of preliminary score), an on-stage interview (15%), talent competition (50%), and “social impact pitch” (15%).

The 15 highest scoring candidates then progress to the final where they compete in an on-stage interview (25%), perform in a talent competition (30%), and present their “social impact pitch” (20%), with the remaining 25% made up of their score from the preliminaries.