Miss America has crowned its new winner. At the end of Sunday evening’s live competition, Cara Mund of North Dakota ended her run as Miss America 2018 when she crowned Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin with the 2019 Miss America tiara.
“It took a lot of perseverance to get here and I just want to thank my beautiful family,” she said.
Co-hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba and Ross Mathews, the pageant featured 51 women competing for the coveted title. Laila Ali, Bobby Jones, Jessie James Decker, Randy Jackson, Soledad O’Brien, Alli Webb and Carnie Wilson served as judges.