Miss America Gets Political With Brutal Trump Takedowns

12 September, 2017, 00:45 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
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The 23-year-old - who became the first person from her home state to win the title in the competition's 97-year history - spoke comfortably on-stage about politics and climate change.

Cara Mund of North Dakota.

Meeting with reporters after winning the crown, Mund stood her ground, saying she wanted first and foremost to give a real answer to the question.

Over the four-night competition, the women were judged based on evening wear, fitness, lifestyle, talent and interview categories.

During the second round of the Q&A section she was asked about the United States' decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement and whether she thinks that's a good or bad decision. Miss Mund said it was bad because she thinks climate change exists and the USA needs to be at the negotiating table. She said there wasn't enough evidence but if the campaign proves to be guilty, the Justice Department should punish accordingly.

Shields tweeted out her support and excitement for the new Miss America minutes after passing along the crown.

Miss America wasn't celebrated by the AP for her beauty, brains, or charm.

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Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund participates during the Miss America 2018 Show Me Your Shoes Parade on September 9, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Miss Texas told judge - and PEOPLE and EW Editorial Director - Jess Cagle that the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville "was very obviously a terrorist attack" and that President Trump should have spoken out on it sooner.

Earlier she was the Outstanding Teen of Miss North Dakota pageant, Miss Pre-Teen, Little Miss, and Miss Junior Teen. 'Once we reject that, we take ourselves out of the negotiation table and that's something that we really need to keep in mind'.

She said she wants to see more women elected to all levels of government.

The Panel for the final competitions is country singer, Thomas Rhett; model, Molly Sims; singer and actress, Jordin Sparks; Olympic gold medalist, Tara Lipinski. etc.

Just who is Cara Mund and how did she get here?

The third and fourth positions were taken by Miss District of Colombia Briana Kinsey and Miss Texas Margana Wood.

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