Miss America

Nia Franklin aka Miss New York was crowned Miss America 2019. This is also the first pageant to not include the swimsuit competition.  New York has had seven winners, having the most of any state.   Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest:


The Miss America Organization will no longer feature the swimsuit competition, saying it will no longer judge contestants based on their appearance. They also might do away with the evening gown competition.  Most people tune in to the talent part of the pageant. Follow The Beat On Twitter:  Sign Up For Our Newsletter!  The Latest:

The songstress will serve as a judge for 2017’s Miss America pageant.

It’s been almost three months since Deshauna Barber won the 2016 Miss America pageant, but her extremely emotional crowning ceremony just got even more dramatic. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJax00MAiZz/?taken-by=deshaunabarber Monday afternoon, Barber revealed to her 60,000 Instagram followers that her teary-eyed acceptance of the Miss USA crown was much deeper than the audience knew at the time. https://www.instagram.com/p/BGUclQFvhpn/?taken-by=deshaunabarber Of course, Barber was ecstatic to be […]

Vanessa Williams returns to the Miss America pageant as the head judge after being forced to step away from her crown in 1984.

22-year-old Caressa Cameron of Fredericksburg, Virginia has become the seventh Black woman in history to be named Miss America.