Meet Nia Imani Franklin: Miss America 2018

Nia Imani Franklin, Miss New York 2018, is your winner of the 2019 Miss America competition. Franklin was awarded the crown on Sunday, Sept. 10 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Franklin received the crown from 2018 winner Cara Mund of North Dakota. It marked the first year for the competition since the removal of the swimsuit competition.

Franklin was a music composition major at The University of North Carolina School of Arts and hopes to use the Miss America platform to “champion for all children to have access to quality art education.”

Franklin’s platform involves advocating for the arts, according to her official bio.

“My dedication to the arts influenced my educational choices, resulting in my master of music composition degree. Although I was a minority in my school, I connected with my peers based on our mutual love of the arts,” Franklin said.

“For the Miss America Organization, I will bring my zeal for music and performance, and be a strong support for arts in education.”

For more photos of Nia Franklin, check out the pictures below and be sure to head on over to Instagram and click follow to join the growing list of more than 8,000 fans who can’t wait to see her next move.

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sweat pants, hair tied 〰

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since I never do off guards lol

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🤳🏾👑✔️

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indulge.

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Just touched down ✈️🌈🌤 #missNY2018 #wonderwomen

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