Miss West Virginia, Chelsea Malone, is in Atlantic City this weekend for the annual “Miss America Show us Your Shoes Parade”. Malone is from Morgantown and is a graduate from West Virginia University. Malone rocked a mountaineer costume to show her state pride.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.(AP) Contestants in the 2016 Miss America pageant will sport butterflies, snowflakes, dice, potatoes and dinosaurs on their shoes when they hit the Atlantic City Boardwalk Saturday evening.
The Miss America Organization earlier this week unveiled the footwear that each of the 52 contestants will wear in the “Show Us Your Shoes” parade.Most of the shoes have designs specific to their contestant’s home state. Miss New Jersey, for instance, has dice and Monopoly money on her shoes, in a nod to the pageant’s Atlantic City history.
Miss Idaho has a potato, Miss District of Columbia honors the U.S. Marine Corps, Miss Florida has the Gators logo on her shoes and Miss Kansas has wheat on hers.
The most unusual design belongs to Miss Montana, whose shoes feature green dinosaurs.