Ms. Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold, Atlantic City Boardwalk. 2014 Miss America Pageant Returns To Atlantic City - After 6 years in Las Vegas the Miss America Pageant returns to its original home of Atlantic City, NJ. Pageant Face At the end of the introduction ceremony on Kennedy Plaza, Ms. Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold, center, joking looks up to the statue of a new Ms. America being crowd by the current one. The big Miss America arrival ceremony where all the 53 contestants gather together for the first time in New Jersey, at Kennedy Plaza in Atlantic City. Tuesday September 3, 2013. Atlantic City, NJ, USA.