Miss America 2019 is Nia Imani Franklin! #BlackGirlMagic

Miss America has crowned a new winner — and she is a beautiful Black Queen.

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin took home the 2019 Miss America tiara during Sunday night’s historic pageant. Franklin won a $50,000 scholarship along with the crown in the first Miss America pageant to be held without a swimsuit competition.

The 25-year-old is a classically-trained vocalist, who received a master’s degree in composition from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in 2017. She also studied music composition during her undergraduate years.

She sang an operatic selection from the opera La Boheme during the talent portion of the Miss America pageant and even promoted an “advocating for the arts” platform during the competition.

Her love for song also pushed her into music composition, a career that she hopes will win her a Grammy one day.

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