Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis can check off the judge’s interview at the Miss America competition.
Lewis spent part of the Labor Day holiday being questioned by the panel of judges Monday afternoon in Atlantic City. Preliminary competition begins Tuesday night.
Contestants will compete through Thursday in Talent, Swimwear, Evening Wear and On Stage Question.
Laura Lee Lewis said, "I'm in the Alpha group and I'm number 11 which is the same number that I was at Miss Mississippi. Tuesday is my talent. Wednesday will be On Stage Question and Thursday will be Swimsuit and Evening Wear."
Miss Mississippi will sing Piece of Sky.
She will also wear a special creation for the Show Us Your Shoes Parade Saturday evening in tribute to Mississippi native Jim Henson and the Muppets. The new Miss America will be crowned September 11th.