Preliminary competitions in the 2016 Miss America pageant are under way, with the national broadcast of the 95th competition on Sunday night, live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall.

Wondering who each state sent as its representative? You can meet each of the 52 contestants in the photo gallery above. To learn about each contestant's platform and talent, click hereMiss New Jersey is being represented by Lindsey Giannini of Hammonton.

Thursday is the last day of competition for the ladies until the big pageant finale on Sunday. The 2016 Miss America competition airs Sunday live from Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Louis C. Hochman is digital managing editor for NJ1015.com. Reach him at louis.hochman@townsquaremedia.com or on Twitter @LouisCHochman.