CMT Goes Behind the Scenes of Miss America

NASHVILLE, June 13: The Miss America Foundation is working
on a documentary series with the Viacom-owned cable network CMT, following
contestants for next year’s pageant as they go through the preliminaries this

Finding Miss America
will be shot September 5 to 13 in Los Angeles. “We plan to produce the pageant
preliminaries like never before, with a keen eye towards showcasing the hard
work and dedication of these accomplished young women,” commented Paul
Villadolid, the VP of programming and development at CMT.

The seven-episode production follows the 52 Miss America
finalists through the preliminary competitions prior to the 2007 Miss America
Pageant. The series will air in the days leading up to the two hour Pageant
Finals, which are scheduled to air live in first quarter of 2007 on CMT.

The 2006 Miss America Pageant ranks as the most-watched
telecast in CMT’s history in total viewers.