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There she is... a history-making Miss America!

For the first time ever in the pageant, a contestant from North Dakota won the crown.

Cara Mund, 23, was also the first woman from her state to ever place in the top five. The Brown University graduate also took home a $50,000 scholarship as part of her winnings at the pageant in Atlantic City Sunday night.



ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (Reuters) - An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the nearly 100-year-old contest.

Cara Mund, from Bismarck, N.D., a graduate of Brown University in Rhode Island, who has been accepted to Notre Dame’s law school, trained for several summers with the world-famous Rockettes.



At the culmination of tonight's two hour-long live broadcast, Miss North Dakota, Cara Mund, was crowned the new Miss America, taking over from Miss America 2017, Savvy Shields. This is the first time Miss North Dakota has ever won the much-coveted tiara!



After four nights of competition, Miss North Dakota Cara Mund was crowned the 2018 Miss America on Sunday night.

North Dakota has never had a Miss America winner, or a contestant reach the top five.