I'm not usually a fan of the Miss America pageant, but this year there are two reasons I'll be tuned in: Jennifer Hepner (Miss Montana) and Danijela Krstic (Miss Oregon). Both are contestants and both belly dance as their talent. I did a little research, and it seems belly dance hasn't been a contestant's talent in 30 years -- and now we have two!
The pageant will air Saturday, Jan. 24 on TLC, but you can see the contestants on the reality show "Miss America: Countdown to the Crown," beginning tonight (Jan. 2) at 10 p.m. on TLC.
In the first episode, all 52 contestants will move onto the Queen Mary in Long Beach, Calif., to begin a series of challenges that will determine the final 15.