updated 01/14/2012 AT 10:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/14/2012 AT 8:00 PM ET
It will be football pads vs. evening gowns. Tim Tebow and Tom Brady vs. Miss Colorado and Miss Massachusetts.
As it did last year, the famed Miss America pageant will be going head to head with the mighty NFL on network television in prime time.
Here are five reasons (aside from 53 stunning women in bathing suits!) to tune into the 2012 Miss America Pageant at 9 p.m. on ABC.