UPDATE (11 p.m): Miss New York has been crowned Miss America.
UPDATE (10:45 p.m): The Final 5 contestants have been announced, and Tarpey didn’t make the cut. Miss Florida and Miss New York are among those advancing.
UPDATE (10:25 p.m): Tarpey made the next cut, which means America got to hear her say “Chin up, boobs up and rock it,” before she performed an Irish step dance routine.
UPDATE (9:52 p.m): Tarpey has advanced to the Final 12.
Back in June, Miss Connecticut Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA. Now a different Miss Connecticut is competing for the Miss America crown.
Kaitlyn Tarpey, of Stamford, has made the Final 15 of Sunday night’s pageant in Atlantic City.
Among those joining Tarpey in the Final 15 is Miss Kansas, a tattooed Army sergeant, and Miss Florida, who injured her knee during rehearsals on Thursday.
You can read more about Tarpey here.
Take a look back at previous winners of the competition here.
*The hedline of this post has been changed to reflect the latest from the pageant