Miss Louisiana places top 7 in Miss America

Miss Louisiana places top 7 in Miss America

Miss Louisiana places top 7 in Miss America

Before the preliminary competition, Mund said she wants to become the first elected woman governor of her state.

An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the almost 100-year-old contest.

Newly-crowned Miss America didn't mince words when she was asked about President Donald Trump's decision to back out from the Paris climate agreement.

Exclamations of "booootiful!" and "gorrree-gus!" followed Mund as she posed with her real crown underneath the crown-bestowing arms of the Boardwalk's Miss America statue.

Along with the crown, the new Miss America won a $50,000 (£37000) scholarship, a six-figure salary for the next one year and a contract with Dick Clark Productions. For her talent portion, Mund performed a jazz dance to "The Way You Make Me Feel" that wowed the audience and judges.

Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey, the 3rd runner up, was the only contestant who was not asked a question that centered on the president's policies or comments.

Cara Mund is an Ivy League Honors Graduate from Brown University where she earned her degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

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"It's important to have a woman's perspective", Cara told AP.

"It was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack", Wood said. "She's been diagnosed with cancer three times". And that's something that we really need to keep in mind. Miss North Dakota's compassionate attitude is reflected in her pageant platform: "A Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion". 'In health care and on reproductive rights, it's predominantly men making those decisions'.

"There is evidence that climate change is existing", Mund said.

As judges were narrowing the field of 51 contestants (each state plus the District of Columbia), they interviewed Zeng, a 22-year-old from Palm Coast, Florida, who noted that her family is safe.

Last night was the final night of the Miss America pageant, and like any event in 2017, the evening was full of surprises.

The victor will take over for the current titleholder, Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields of Arkansas.

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