Miss North Dakota Crowned Miss America | 5 Interesting Facts About Cara Mund

Katrina Barker
September 12, 2017

Sunday night's Miss America pageant - in which Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, won the crown - was no exception.

Mund plans to be her state's first female governor.

It was on a sparkly show on Sunday night, when Miss Cara overcome all the challenges in the category of evening wear, lifestyle and fitness, interview, talent, and onstage questions, and won Miss America by beating 50 other women in these five categories.

Newly-crowned Miss America didn't mince words when she was asked about President Donald Trump's decision to back out from the Paris climate agreement.

In response to Trump's decision on the Paris Agreement, Mund answered: 'I do believe it's a bad decision, ' she answered.

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. "There is evidence that climate change is existing".

The runner-up was Miss Missouri, whom Cara Mund managed to defeat and take the crown.

Miss Tennessee, Caty Davis, and Miss Georgia, Alyssa Beasley, comprised the rest of the Top 12, while Miss New Mexico, Taylor Rey, Miss Alaska, Angelina Klapperich, and Miss Illinois, Abby Foster, helped make up the Top 15. Mund took over the title from last year's victor, Miss Arkansas, Savvy Shields.

Cecili Weber, who was crowned Miss Virginia was among the top ten contestants, but got cut just before the Q and A segment.

The Miss America Organization requires each contestant to purse a personal platform, which can be a charitable cause or foundation, philanthropic venture, or personal passion. "It's important to have a woman's perspective".

'I wasn't really afraid if my opinion wasn't the opinion of my judges, ' she said.

After the Q-&-A portion, she was crowned the victor, beating the runner-up, Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis; Second runner-up, Miss New Jersey, Kaitlyn Schoeffel; third runner-up, Miss D.C., Briana Kinsey; and fourth runner-up, Miss Texas, Margana Wood.

While at Brown, she was the President, of the Kappa Delta Sorority, director of the Fusion Dance Company and participated in the National Collegiate Cheer Competition. "Keep them, or get rid of them?" she asked.

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