ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (August 17, 2021) – Miss’d America LLC is pleased to announce that the 30th Miss’d America Pageant will return to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

This year’s pageant will take place on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 8 p.m. in Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena and will once again feature lavish sets, incredible numbers, a “Queens” night at the opera theme led by the reigning Miss’d America 2020-2021 Sapphira Cristal, along with returning host Carson Kressley and a special performance by Grammy award winner Thelma Houston. 

A portion of the proceeds from the 2021 Miss’d America Pageant will be distributed to various LGBTQ supportive charities. Since its inception, the pageant has donated over $450,000.00 to multiple organizations. 

“We are excited to host the 2021 Miss’d America Pageant in Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena,” said Michael Woodside, Vice President of Entertainment & Marketing Services at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City. “Miss’d America has become an iconic event in the LGBTQ community, drawing thousands of regional visitors to Atlantic City, and we are proud to support the event and its charitable efforts.” 

“We are so thrilled to return to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino with a bigger and better event,” said Gary Hill of Miss’D America. “We are excited to bring the glamour of a pageant back to the Boardwalk and can’t wait to welcome more people than ever to our incredible event.”

Tickets are on sale now and are priced at $25, $45, or $75.00. Purchases can be made by visiting Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City’s website or by visiting Ticketmaster.  

VIP tickets are also available for purchase at $100 per ticket, which includes one complimentary drink and admission to an exclusive post pageant meet and greet reception. A “Diamond Tiara” table for eight is also available for $1,000,whichincludes bottle service, a complimentary bottle of champagne and admission into the post pageant meet and greet reception. VIP and Diamond Tiara purchases are available by calling the group sales office at 609-449-6037.

Contestant Search 

 A contestant search is currently being conducted in New Jersey, New York, Washington DC, Baltimore, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware and many other states. Contestants are being asked to complete a submission form and a three-minute video of their talent for consideration by a very distinguished panel of entertainment industry moguls.

For information on contestant search, contact Mortimer Spreng at

Contestants competing for the title of Miss’d America 2022 will be judged in the categories of swimsuit, talent, evening gown and must complete a Judges’ Interview.  Along with the crown and sash, Miss’d America will receive $5,000.00 in cash and must be available for multiple appearances throughout her reigning year. First runner-up will receive $2,500.00 and second runner-up will receive $1,500.00


Miss’d America LLC

A not-to-be-missed entertainment event, the Miss’d America Pageant started in 1994 at a local Atlantic City club and was created as a spoof of the world-famous Miss America Pageant to raise funds for a local charity.

It took place annually on the night after that famous beauty pageant, the joke being that the drag performers ‘missed’ getting into the real pageant at Boardwalk Hall.  It ended in 2005 and was absent from Atlantic City for nearly five years, before making its triumphant return on January 31, 2010 and has grown larger and more spectacular every year since.

The Miss’d America Organization is an inclusive pageant the welcomes any person assigned male at birth to compete. The use of hormones, silicone or other forms of body augmentation will not preclude participation in the contest. Miss’d America strives to support and celebrate all LGBTQIA+ people and are committed to affirming the identity of every member of this family.

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City

With the legendary Atlantic City Boardwalk as its backdrop, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City has become Atlantic City’s go-to entertainment destination. The property features an award-winning gaming floor that offers 2,250 slots, 120 table games, and dedicated Sportsbook, which has been recognized in Casino Player Magazine’s 2020 Best of Gaming Awards and USA Today’s 10Best Casinos. Boasting more than fifteen food and beverage offerings, guests are able to enjoy fine dining at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood, Kuro, and Il Mulino, to casual fare at Hard Rock Cafe, YOUYU Noodle Bar, Sugar Factory and Fresh Harvest ‘All You Can Eat.’ The music-inspired resort offers guests a glimpse into the world’s most valuable and largest music memorabilia collection, along with services from Rock Spa® & Salon, which offers rhythm and music inspired treatments like the Soul Survivor Massage. With more than 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space, Hard Rock Atlantic City can fit any bill from intimate board meetings to large-scale conferences. For more information including continued updates on the Safe + Sound protocols or to book your stay, please visit