The preliminary ceremony starts tonight at 7pm at the Pinkerton Academy Stockbridge Theatre. If you aren't able to get there in person, there is a live stream available.

Here are the beauties competing for this year's crown:

The current Miss Massachusetts is a former co-worker of mine and it is so great to see someone I know flourish and represent the state with such grace. If you know any of the women competing tonight, good luck to them!