Miss New York Is The New Miss America

(Atlantic City, NJ) -- Miss New York Nia Franklin is now wearing the Miss America crown after winning the title Sunday night in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

 The Brooklyn native won the competition after demonstrating her opera singing skills during the talent portion, then encouraging young women to be positive about themselves during the Q-and-A section. Franklin is the first Miss America not to compete in a swimsuit competition, which was scrapped this year for the first time since the first pageant in 1921.

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