Miss New York, Nia Franklin, was crowned Miss America on Sunday night after a tumultuous year that saw the pageant rebrand itself as a competition and drop its famous swimsuit segment.
Franklin was crowned from among the five finalists after a final interview question. The other finalists were Miss Louisiana, Holli’ Conway; Miss Massachusetts, Gabriela Taveras; Miss Florida, Taylor Tyson; and Miss Connecticut, Bridget Oei.
The swimsuit competition was replaced by onstage interviews, which generated attention-grabbing remarks from contestants regarding President Donald Trump and NFL player protests, among other topics.
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