Miss America: Countdown To The Crown premiered on TLC on January 4, 2008. For the first time in history, Miss America: Reality Check brings all 52 contestants together to live under one roof to undo everything they have learned about pageant basics and determine if their smarts, attitudes and looks hold up in contemporary society. The girls participate in an intense set of events and challenges designed to prepare them for the finale event, a renewed competition that will redefine what it takes to be Miss America, a relatable and individual 'it girl' who can connect with today's modern woman. The show calls on tastemakers to lead the hopefuls through their journey as they learn the latest trends, newest hairstyles and how to represent themselves as role models in today's modern world. Throughout the series, the girls will be critiqued on their progress by an elite advisory board. The first season was called Miss America: Reality Check.