Miss New York, Nia Franklin beat 51 other contestants to be crowned the 92nd Miss America on Saturday. The North Carolina native was a prime example of what a lethal combination looks, brains and talent is.
The Music Composition Master’s Degree holder was crowned during the Miss America beauty pageant hosted by Michael Ross and Carrie Ann Inaba.
During the competition, she talked about the role music played in helping her find her identity.
One of her winning factors was her rendition of a segment from La Boheme a well-known opera.
This year’s pageantry excluded the swimwear competition as organizers wanted to ensure the competition took away all focus from the candidates physical appearance.
Nia Franklin will receive $50,000 scholarship and a year-round job as the new Miss America.
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Me walking down the red carpet when I get my first Grammy nomination… DREAM BIG ⭐️ Tonight, one of my dreams came true. Walking in a gown on the Miss America stage was the most amazing feeling. I shared my passion for the arts and how I will continue my work of advocating for the arts, so that every child in our country can have access to a well-rounded education. 🎨🎺🎭#advocatingforthearts Gown: @jovanifashions Gown Sponsor: @cocoschateau