Miss New York, Nia Franklin, was crowned Miss America 2019 Sunday night at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City.

The classically trained opera singer was announced the winner, with Miss Connecticut, Bridget Oei taking runner-up.

The new format did not include swimsuits, and put more emphasis on the talent competition and just what the contestants had to say. Two different question and answer sessions were included in Sunday's broadcast.


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