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Miss America 2019: New York's Nia Franklin wins coveted crown

AP

Published : Sep 10, 2018, 12:11 pm IST
Updated : Sep 24, 2018, 8:00 pm IST
A classical vocalist whose pageant platform is "advocating for the arts," Franklin sang an operatic selection from the opera La Boheme on Sunday night. (Photos: AP)
A classical vocalist whose pageant platform is
Miss California MacKenzie Freed introduces herself at the start of the third and final; night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City.
Miss California MacKenzie Freed introduces herself at the start of the third and final; night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City.
Miss Nebraska Jessica Lynn Shultis introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City N.J.
Miss Nebraska Jessica Lynn Shultis introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City N.J.
Miss Minnesota Michaelene Karlen introduces herself at the Miss America competition.
Miss Minnesota Michaelene Karlen introduces herself at the Miss America competition.
Miss Ohio Matti-Lynn Chrisman introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, N.J.
Miss Ohio Matti-Lynn Chrisman introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition in Atlantic City, N.J.
Miss Oregon Taylor Lee Ballard introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition.
Miss Oregon Taylor Lee Ballard introduces herself at the start of the third and final night of preliminary competition at the Miss America competition.
Miss Washington state Danamarie McNicholl introduces herself at the pageant.
Miss Washington state Danamarie McNicholl introduces herself at the pageant.
Miss West Virginia Madeline Collins introduces herself during the third and final night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant. Later in the night, during her onstage interview, Collins said President Trump "has created a lot of division in this country."
Miss West Virginia Madeline Collins introduces herself during the third and final night of preliminary competition in the Miss America pageant. Later in the night, during her onstage interview, Collins said President Trump
Miss Connecticut Bridget Mary Oei performs during the talent competition at the Miss America pageant.
Miss Connecticut Bridget Mary Oei performs during the talent competition at the Miss America pageant.
Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund.
Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund.
Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacts after being named Miss America 2019.
Miss New York Nia Franklin, center, reacts after being named Miss America 2019.

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