Miss Iowa and Miss South Carolina Win Preliminary Titles at Miss America 2016 – Get the Scoop! (@MissAmericaOrg)

Courtesy of the Miss America Organization

The 2016 Miss America Competition has been in full swing since the 52 hopefuls arrived in Atlantic City last weekend.

During the first of three preliminary nights for the 2016 Miss America Competition in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Iowa, Taylor Wiebers, was named Tuesday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her vocal performance of “Don’t Forget Me” from the musical TV series “Smash.” Taylor will receive a $2,000 scholarship.

Also capturing the spotlight was Miss South Carolina, Daja Dial, who was the preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness winner in a turquoise swimsuit. Daja will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

The national broadcast of the 95th anniversary of the 2016 Miss America Competition will take place on Sunday, September 13 (9:00 -11:00 p.m. ET live/PT tape-delayed), live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on the ABC Television Network.

Tickets for “The 2016 Miss America Competition” are now on sale and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com. For more information on “The 2016 Miss America Competition,” please visit Miss America Organization’s website at www.missamerica.org.

Written by Juliet Schroder

Juliet is the founder and executive producer/host of Celeb Secrets and Celeb Secrets Country. When not reporting on the latest news in pop culture and country music, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends and family, and exploring the latest fashion trends.

Juliet holds a B.S. in marketing from St. John's University.