Miss New York, Nia Franklin, is Miss America 2019

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Miss New York, Franklin was crowned the 92nd Miss America at Sunday’s event in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

The fourth runner up was Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras; third runner up was Miss Florida Taylor Tyson; second runner up was Miss Louisiana Holli’ Conway, and the first runner up was Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei.

Franklin, an opera singer, is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She completed her master’s degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts. She moved to New York after being accepted at the Kenan Fellow program at Lincoln Center Education in Manhattan.

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