Miss America 2019 is New York’s Nia Imani Franklin

September 10, 2018

Nia Imani Franklin, the 23-year-old Miss New York, won the title of Miss America 2019 — which comes with $50,000 in college scholarships — on Sunday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, NJ.

The 2017 titleholder, Cara Mund, who stirred serious controversy in the pageant world after publicly accusing Miss America organization leadership of “silencing” and “bullying” her during her reign, got a standing ovation from the live audience as she took her final walk in a gorgeous emerald Sherri Hill gown. She then crowned Franklin, who took the traditional first walk in a white gown.

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