Miss America

FILE - In this Thursday, May 2, 2019 file photo, Miss North Carolina Cheslie Kryst wins the 2019 Miss USA final competition in the Grand Theatre in the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nev.
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May 03, 2019 - 4:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When Cheslie Kryst won the Miss USA crown, it marked more than a personal triumph: It meant that for the first time, three black women are the reigning Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss America. The North Carolina lawyer completed the historic triple Thursday with pageant winners...
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Sept 9, 2018; Atlantic City, NJ, USA; Miss America 2019 Nia Imani Franklin is mobbed from after she was crowned at Boardwalk Hall.
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David Madden
December 27, 2018 - 6:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — After this fall’s troubles within the Miss America Organization, some changes have been approved for operations in several states, including New Jersey and Pennsylvania. But there are still some critical questions left to be answered within the embattled organization...
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December 06, 2018 - 10:01 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — There they go. Miss America state groups in three more states have had their licenses revoked by the Miss America Organization following a bitter, high-stakes clash between state pageants and the national leadership headed by former Fox...
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2018 Thanksgiving Parade cast of character balloons
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Tim Jimenez
November 22, 2018 - 7:26 am
UPDATED: 10:57 a.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands braved the bitter cold Thursday to keep a tradition alive — the 99th annual Thanksgiving Day Parade in Philadelphia. A windy Thanksgiving morning meant most of the big cartoon character balloons had to stay grounded. But the marching...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J.
AP Photo/Noah K. Murray
September 10, 2018 - 3:42 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Hours after a new Miss America was crowned, the Miss America Organization released a report Monday denying the outgoing one had been bullied by pageant leaders including chairwoman Gretchen Carlson. The lawyer for former Miss America Cara Mund called the report,...
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Miss New York Nia Franklin reacts after being named Miss America 2019, as she is crowned by last year's winner Cara Mund, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in Atlantic City, N.J.
AP Photo/Noah K. Murray
September 10, 2018 - 9:51 am
By Wayne Parry, Associated Press ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The first woman to win the Miss America crown without having to don a swimsuit says she's glad she didn't have to. Nia Imani Franklin, who won the title Sunday night in Atlantic City while competing as Miss New York, said the changes in...
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September 10, 2018 - 12:14 am
By Chloe Melas (CNN) - - The new Miss America is Nia Franklin. Franklin was crowned Sunday night during the 92nd Miss America pageant held in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Last year's Miss America, Cara Mund of North Dakota, took the stage to pass the crown to Franklin, who hails from New York. Miss...
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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., on Friday Sept. 7, 2018.
AP Photo/Wayne Parry
September 09, 2018 - 9:17 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The swimsuits are gone, but there has been plenty of controversy surrounding this year's Miss America competition that could keep viewers tuning in. The next Miss America will be crowned around 11 p.m. Sunday on a nationally televised broadcast on ABC from Atlantic City...
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Miss West Virginia, Madeline Collins
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September 08, 2018 - 11:04 am
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A contestant in the Miss America pageant says President Trump "has caused a lot of division" in the nation. Madeline Collins, Miss West Virginia, was asked an onstage question Friday night about what she feels is the most serious issue facing the nation. She replied "...
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Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields places the sash on Miss North Dakota Cara Mund after she was named Miss America 2018 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.
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August 30, 2018 - 1:18 pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The 51 hopefuls vying for the title of Miss America are set to arrive in Atlantic City on Thursday amid changes and internal dissension for the pageant. Pageant Chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has feuded on Twitter with reigning Miss America Cara Mund after Mund said she'd...
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