Sandra Bullock plays an FBI agent who is called in to be a part of the Miss America pageant after a threat had been made by a group who said they were going to bomb the event. This agent is very pretty, but in a tomboy sort of way. She is paired with a gentleman who has dealt with these pageants and making these women pageant queens for a very long time. He feels he has his work cut out for him as he changes her from tomboy to beauty queen. She has to go undercover and befriend everyone.