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Miss New York Crowned Miss America 2019

Nia Franklin, 24 of Brooklyn, was crowned Miss America Sunday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Nia Franklin, 24 of Brooklyn, was crowned Miss America Sunday in Atlantic City, N.J. Photo Credit: Miss New York Organization

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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