The Miss America tiara is coming to back to the Big Apple.
Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned pageant champion on Sunday night after beating out 51 women in this year’s historic competition — which was the first to not feature swimsuits.
The classical vocalist not only impressed the Atlantic City judges with her musical chops, but her love and dedication to her craft, as well.
“Although I was a minority in my school, I connected with my peers based on our mutual love of the arts,” Franklin explained during her onstage interview. “My dedication to the arts influenced my educational choices, resulting in my master of music composition degree.”