The 51 women were vying to succeed the outgoing Miss America, Savvy Shields, who won the title last September as Miss Arkansas. According to her bio on the Miss America website, she is related to Victoria Clafin Woodhull - the first woman to run for U.S President, the fist woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and one of the first women to start a newspaper.
Is it now "Miss Liberal America"?
Every year Miss America Selections happens in U.S. However, this year also Final Competitions happened at the Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey On Sep 10th, 2017. It's the first time a Miss North Dakota has taken the crown. "To me, Miss America is a female representative, a goodwill ambassador, of our unbelievable country".
This feat has left a mark in the pageant's history, as the new Miss America is the first victor from the Rough Rider State.
The contestants will now compete in swimsuit and health and fitness, which counts for 10 percent of contestant's scores.
Miss Texas, Margana Wood, also sent love to the people in her home state, who are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey.
In the talent section she performed a jazz dance to "The Way You Make Me Feel" for the contest's talent portion. And that's not even mentioning Miss Louisiana, who yodeled with TWO ventriloquist dummies and was ousted one round later.
Mund created history on Sunday by becoming the first woman ever from North Dakota to win the Miss America beauty pageant.
Before that, in a ceremony that TV viewers did not see, 12 Gold Star mothers were honored onstage as honorary Miss Americas for life, and spoke about their sons who were killed while serving in the military.
"I think that the white supremacist issue, it was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack", she said. And whether you agree with that or not, Cara just earned herself a crown.