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Miss America 2018 Competition

Miss America 2018 Competition

Prior to the start of the preliminary competition, Cara Mund spoke to the AP and said that she aimed to be North Dakota's first woman elected governor.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund was crowned Miss America 2018 Sunday at the event in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

During the competition, Cara was asked a tricky question about USA president Donald Trump withdrawing the United States from the Paris climate deal.

Amid thought-provoking answers on pertinent issues such as climate change and investigations into Trump's campaign, Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel's stand on the controversy around Confederate statues seems to have invoked the ire of many viewers.

"Mund's acceptance of the highly-coveted crown is just the beginning of a journey that will take her to every corner of the nation and around the world during her year of service as Miss America 2018", a press release noted. There is evidence that climate change is existing, so whether you believe it or not, we need to be at that table. And that's something we really need to keep in mind.

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Miss District of Columbia Briana Kinsey, the 3rd runner up, was the only contestant who was not asked a question that centered on the president's policies or comments.

In the days before she was crowned, Mund encouraged her supporters to take action. "It's important to have a woman's perspective". Laryssa travels the state promoting her platform: Team Charlotte: Fighting Pancreatic Cancer, a platform that is near to her heart following the death of her grandmother from pancreatic cancer.

She said she doesn't think enough information has been revealed to support such a charge. "In health care and on reproductive rights, it's predominantly men making those decisions". Mund has been competing in beauty pageants as a child, winning titles of Little Miss North Dakota, Miss Pre-Teen North Dakota, and Miss Junior Teen North Dakota.

Mund, 23, was one of 51 contestants in the pageant, representing the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. She takes over for last year's victor, Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields.


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