A majorette, a salsa dancer, an acrobat and a concert pianist walk into a bar. Â Oh, you’re not familiar with that old joke? Â That’s because it’s not a joke, it was an actual scenario that played out at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas last night. Â Yes, the Miss America lovelies are gearing up to perform live tonight for the Miss America pageant, and I happened to stumble across their rehearsal photos. Â And boy am I glad I did.
How many baton twirlers does it take to win a pageant? Â Well, based on these photos and everything I learned fromÂ Miss Congeniality, at least two! Â And she is SERIOUS. Â They all are. Â It’s amazing. Â Look, I know this is a “scholarship program” for impossibly beautiful, impossibly smart young women. Â I don’t know about you, but when I was applying for scholarships and ways to further my education, I never had to break out my best cheerleading stunts or belt out a number fromÂ Madame Butterfly.Â
Here are the cheesiest talent competition to get you pumped up for tonight’s pageant and tomorrow’s ridicule. Â Bonus: if anyone guesses the correct amount of jazz shoes in this gallery, you get to be my new best friend.
(Lead Photo: Tumblr)