Miss America 2018 Crowned

SEEN at the autograph

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

Wentz went to the same high school as 23-year-old Cara Mund, who on Sunday night beat out 50 competitors to be named Miss America 2018.

Mund, who adopted the Make-a-Wish foundation which benefits children with life-threatening conditions as her platform for the competition, performed a jazz dance to "The Way You Make Me Feel" for the contest's talent portion, wearing a double-breasted black mini-dress with a matching fedora-type hat. That's the fear of some on the right in response to how Cara Mund, the new Miss America, and some pageant participants answered questions. She said she believed leaving the agreement was the wrong decision. "So whether you believe it or not, we need to be at that table".

Mund was set to take the traditional winner's morning-after dip in the Atlantic City ocean Monday morning outside Boardwalk Hall, where she won the crown.

As if being a future lawyer isn't enough, Mund is socially aware and conscious of the many problems facing the U.S. The Miss America champion wowed during the Q&A round, a segment in which contestants have only 20 seconds to answer a multi-faceted opinion question. She said the importance of being a part of the climate talks was not about whether "climate change exists or not". Incidentally, she is a descendant of Victoria Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for president of the United States, in 1872.

"It was very obvious that it was a terrorist attack", Wood said.

As judges were narrowing the field of 51 contestants (each state plus the District of Columbia), they interviewed Zeng, 22, of Palm Coast, who noted that her family was safe. "I'm thinking about everyone in Florida every single day", Miss Florida, Sara Zeng, said early in the broadcast.

Fifty-one young women are in Atlantic City tonight for the 2018 Miss America Pageant.

Miss Texas Margana Wood gave a shout-out to her flooded hometown, Houston; she won Wednesday night's swimsuit preliminary.

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