Ivy League graduate and dance champion crowned Miss America

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

Cara Mund, from Bismarck, North Dakota, an alum of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been acknowledged to Notre Dame’s graduate school, prepared for a few summers with the world-popular Rockettes. Mund, 23, was one of 51 competitors in the show, speaking to the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.

Mund, who adopted the Make-a-Wish establishment which benefits kids with perilous conditions as her stage for the opposition, performed a jazz move dance to “The Way You Make Me Feel” for the challenge’s ability parcel, wearing a double breasted dark mini dress with a coordinating fedora-sort cap.

In an inquiry and-answer session, Mund said something regarding the United States’ current withdrawal from the Paris atmosphere accord, saying she thought it was a “terrible choice.”

“Regardless of whether you trust it (environmental change) or not, we should be at that table,” she included.

The runner up was Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis, who contended on a stage of assorted variety.

She was trailed by contenders from New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeffel, District of Columbia, Briana Kinsey and Texas, Margana Wood.

The expo was communicated live on ABC from Atlantic City, New Jersey. The challenge came back to the shoreline betting resort a couple of years prior after about 10 years in Las Vegas. It was dropped by ABC in 2004 after a precarious evaluations decay, however returned after years on link.

Judges scored challengers, who extended from adolescents to the cut-off age of 24, in view of ability, the live inquiry fragment, an individual meeting and appearances in outfits and bathing suits. A significant number of the contestants drew on music or move for the talent portion. The champ gets a six-figure pay, costs for the year and a $50,000 scholarship.