Miss North Dakota claims Miss America crown

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

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund took out the 2018 crown for Miss America in Atlantic City on Sunday.

"Honestly? It was to get to Miss America and make it past the Top 10", Mund said.

She's beauty and she's grace, she's Miss America!

Cara Mund, this year's Miss Dakota, won the pageant after saying that the United States should have remained in the Paris climate agreement and that President Donald Trump was wrong for leaving it.

"I do believe it's a bad decision", Mund said.

"Whether you believe it (climate change) or not, we need to be at that table", she added. Once we reject that, we take ourselves out of the negotiation table.


President Trump is a former owner of the Miss Universe franchise, which owns Miss USA, a competing beauty pageant to Miss America.

The Chain Gang, a group of women cyclists who turn up each year to see the toe dip, wore T-shirts printed with bikini bodies, platinum wigs and crowns to see Mund off on her "year of service". The Ivy League honors graduate, who has a business degree from Brown University, has worked in the U.S. Senate as an internee.

Miss Texas, Margana Wood, also sent love to the people in her home state, who are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey. I think the answer is to relocate them into museums, because we are truly defined by our country's history, and I don't think it's something we need to forget.

'I wasn't really afraid if my opinion wasn't the opinion of my judges, ' she said.

Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis, who was later revealed to be the 1st runner up, was asked: "There are multiple investigations into whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation on the election". She said, focusing on the importance of women in government jobs, "It's important to have a woman's perspective".

Miss Alaska, Angela Klapperich, 23, who hails from Wasilla, the same town where Sarah Palin was mayor (she was also Miss Wasilla), ventured onto the Boardwalk, sans makeup, to wish Mund well.


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