I am so excited to announce that I will be hosting the 2019 Miss America Competition on Sunday, September 9th on ABC! Co-hosting and joining me throughout the evening will be the hilarious Ross Matthews.
I was a part of the choreography team (under Barry Lather) for the Miss America Competition for years, and am thrilled to be this year’s host. I’m humbled to have the chance to be a part of an evening that will give young women the opportunity to further their education and crown a new Miss America.
I have always been a fan of the Miss America Organization that consistently encourages women to be strong, intelligent and radiant women in the world. ✨💃🏻🙌🏻 See you live from Atlantic City on Sunday September 9th at 9:00 PM ET/PT on ABC!
Carrie Ann Inaba will host The 2019 Miss America Competition it was announced by The Miss America Organization and ABC on Wednesday.
The Dancing With The Stars vet, 50, will work with television personality Ross Mathews.
The competition airs live on ABC from Atlantic City's Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall on September 9.
'I am honored to be invited to host The 2019 Miss America Competition,' said Inaba.
'I choreographed the Miss America Competition for years and am thrilled to be this year's host.
'I'm humbled to have the chance to be part of an evening that will give young women the opportunity to further their education and crown a new Miss America.
'I have always been a fan of the Miss America Organization that consistently encourages women to be strong, intelligent and radiant women in the world,' she added.
Inaba has also worked on American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, Dance Wars: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann, American Juniors, Dance Fever, The TV Land Awards and The Kids Choice Awards.
Inaba hosts this year's competition where 51 women from around the country will take center stage competing for the job and scholarship dollars that come with the crown of Miss America 2019.
Mathews will join Inaba and anchor reports throughout the evening from backstage.
'Since I'll never get to compete for the Miss America crown, this is the next best thing,' said Mathews.
I feel like a lucky fan who won a golden ticket and gets to stand on stage alongside the gorgeous Carrie Ann Inaba and 51 incredible women knowing that one will be officially crowned the new Miss America. It's a dream to be asked and I am beyond excited to get to Atlantic City. Who knows? Maybe the winner will even let me try on the crown!'
The Miss America Organization is comprised of 51 licensed state organizations, including all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Miss America candidates contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $17 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.