Miss New York Nia Franklin was crowned Miss America 2019 late Sunday night.
The Brooklynite, a 24-year-old opera singer, earned a master's degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts and advocated arts programs in schools across the U.S.
Franklin named among the eight contestants to watch for by Cosmopolitan . She donated stem cells to her father while fighting cancer and advocated
This is the first year that the contest, at Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall, will take place without a swimsuit competition.
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