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Miss America Pageant contestants meet The Phantom

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The contestants of the 2010 Miss America Pageant surround Phantom cast member Anthony Crivello at The Venetian on Jan. 25, 2010.

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2010 Miss America Pageant: Phantom

The contestants of the 2010 Miss America Pageant with Phantom cast members Andrew Ragone, Kristi Holden and Anthony Crivello at The Venetian on Jan. 25, 2010. Launch slideshow »

Anthony Crivello (The Phantom of the Opera), Kristi Holden (Christine Daae) and Andrew Ragone (Raoul) joined the 2010 Miss America Pageant contestants for a group photo after last night’s performance at The Venetian.

The popular Strip musical’s stars also posed for our contributing photographer Tom Donoghue with their home state princesses. Anthony was joined by Miss Illinois Erin O’Connor and Miss Wisconsin Kristina Smaby, Kristi with Miss Colorado Katie Lucille Layman and Miss Maryland Brooke Poklemba and Andrew with Miss California Kristy Cavinder and Miss Florida Rachael Todd.

Tonight is the first evening of preliminary competition at Planet Hollywood’s Theater for the Performing Arts. The Evening of Dreams dinner on Friday night at Planet Hollywood will be hosted by yours truly. The pageant, hosted by Mario Lopez, is Saturday at 5 p.m. at Planet Hollywood and airs on TLC.

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