Here's the controversial answer that won Miss America the crown

Not only was the 23-year-old beauty queen the first from her state to win, but she was also the first North Dakota contestant to even make it to the top five.

Not holding back when asked about President Donald Trump's decision to pull America out of the Paris Climate agreement, Cara said: "It's a bad decision".

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.

Zeng won Friday's swimsuit preliminary and promised that she'd be part of the post-Irma cleanup and recovery effort, whether as Miss America or not. 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.

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

"There is evidence that climate change is existing and we need to be at that table". And that's something we really need to keep in mind.

In fairness to ABC and the Miss America pageant, another contestant answered a Trump-hating question about Charleston "correctly"...

Cara Mund is an Ivy League Honors Graduate from Brown University where she earned her degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.

Miss Texas, Margana Wood, also sent love to the people in her home state, who are still feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey. "Despite the circumstances, she's always told me, you can't control the cards you're dealt, but you can control the hand", Mund said during the event. It was the first time in the history of the pageant that a contestant from North Dakota was awarded the crown.

She is indeed the true victor because not just on stage but in real life also she overcame every defeat when she said that she has been diagnosed 3 times with cancer.

Notwithstanding a field of 51 highly talented young women, Alabama born Briana Kinsey finished as the third runner up in last night's Miss America Pageant.

Upon accepting the crown, Shields will take on a year of responsibilities in addition to a ton of wonderful perks.

  • Rogelio Becker