North Dakota’s Cara Mund won the Miss America crown. The Brown University graduate performed a jazz dance to “The Way You Make Me Feel” by Michael Jackson. During her on-stage question, she said withdrawing from the Paris climate change agreement would disadvantage the U.S. because the country would no longer have a part in negotiations.
Beasley, a 19-year-old Brunswick native, stunned the crowd in white for both phases. She confidently walked the runway in a white bikini during the swimsuit competition.