The top 5 contestants tonight were Miss New York Nina Franklin, Miss Louisiana Holli’ Conway, Miss Massachusetts Gabriela Taveras, Miss Florida Taylor Tyson and Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei. Conway said that she doesn’t want to be famous because she wouldn’t want to lose her privacy, but she stressed that it doesn’t mean she isn’t prepared to be famous. I thank God for saving his life through this miraculous procedure! When my dad was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin t-cell lymphoma, he went through chemotherapy but relapsed twice. And, according to Hollywood Life, the celebrities and entrepreneurs who did the judging this year were Laila Ali, Bobby Bones, Jessie James Decker, Randy Jackson, Soledad O’Brien, Alli Webb and Carnie Wilson. (So vain, I know) The bloating resulted from a series of injections to get my blood ready. Official Headshot for Miss America 2019! According to the Miss America Organization, the job description reads, “Miss America is full-time, paid contractual employee of MAO. At the 2019 Miss America Competition, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund took the stage in a green, glamorous dress, to help honor the brand new winner. #GodisGood #stemcells, A post shared by Rahmeka Cox, Miss New York (@missamericany) on Aug 23, 2018 at 5:48am PDT. I know that I made a difference in my daddy's life and that is nothing to be ashamed of. Tyson was then asked by judge Bobby Bones about failure. In fact, only family and close friends have seen it. Carnie Wilson asked her what she would like to invent if she could. And, she recently wrote on her Instagram account, “Did you know I have a master’s degree in music composition from @uncsa where I graduated summa cum laude? The 2019 winner of Miss America has been crowned and the new reigning Miss America is … Miss New York Nia Franklin. Franklin said that being a New Yorker, she knows how to work hard. Nia will spend her year bringing light and joy to the children in our hospitals. I sang my heart out on the Miss America Stage last night ♥️ #musicmatters #advocatingforthearts Gown: @cocoschateau Hair: @laurenellen82, A post shared by Rahmeka Cox, Miss New York (@missamericany) on Sep 6, 2018 at 9:01am PDT, Every contestant has a platform or a cause and some even have more than one. Co-hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Ross Mathews were both on stage to announce the winner together. Miss America will work with the MAO team to develop goals and execute on tactics to advance her chosen Social Impact Initiative, setting metrics and developing partnerships which will show positive results at the end of her year. I am now empowered by this photo when I look at it. Next was Conway and judge Alli Webb asked her why she wasn’t interested in being famous. There have been a lot of changes to the competition this year, like putting an emphasis on empowerment, eliminating the swimsuit segment, and referring to the pageant as a competition. In addition, she has a great interest in composing. It comes with a salary and definite perks, but there is a full schedule of duties and hundreds of hours for traveling. I also have a bachelor’s degree in music composition! Welcome to the team, Nia Franklin Miss America 2019 - YouTube Public speaking is also a major part of the job. Following her were second runner-up, Miss Louisiana, third runner-up, Miss Florida, and fourth runner-up, Miss Massachusetts. Today, her father is Cancer free and Nia will spend her year as Miss America as an advocate for the arts and for CMN Hospitals. As a CMN Hospitals kid herself, five years ago, Nia went through a procedure at Duke University Hospital to donate Stem Cells to her father who was suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma. My dad received his stem cell transplant on May 1, 2013, and he is alive and thriving, all to the glory of God and his awesome medical team at Duke Medical! Congratulations to the new National Goodwill Ambassador for CMN Hospitals, Nia Imani Franklin Miss America 2019! With the announcement came the final interview from some of the judges on this year’s panel. ”, Did you know I was once a patient at a CMN Hospital? Franklin is an advocate for Arts Education and she wrote on her Instagram page that, “The arts are just as important as any school subject; let’s make sure the children in our country receive a well-rounded education.”. The job is an exciting, fun, challenging Year of Service that requires energy, positivity, professionalism and courtesy while engaging in extensive travel, often logging 20,000 miles a month and at times changing locations every 8-24 hours, throughout the United States and, at times, to other countries. Finally, his doctors at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC, decided that a stem cell transplant would be the best chance at saving his life. Miss New York nailed the talent competition! And I was the best stem cell donor match for him. Miss New York 2018, Nia Franklin, is the 2019 winner of Miss America. She also said she wants to share her platform advocating for the arts. We’re just not going to judge women on that anymore.” Get to know more about this year’s competition, especially when it comes to its new winner in our 5 Fast Facts below. The 2019 winner of Miss America has been crowned and the new reigning Miss America is … Miss New York Nia Franklin. Miss New York Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019 Winner: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know, Copyright © 2020 Heavy, Inc. All rights reserved. The first runner-up tonight was Miss Connecticut Bridget Oei. According to ABC News, Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson explained on Good Morning America that, “We want to pay tribute to tradition and we believe that physical appearance and beauty and being fit, that is empowering. The nurses were so sweet, and put a halo on my head because they said I was my daddy’s “angel!” I hope this encourages you to share and speak your truth because you never know who you will inspire and help. The nurses were so sweet, and put a halo on my head because they said I was my daddy’s ‘angel!'”. Oei was the final contestant to face the judges. Working with the MAO staff that schedules and provides logistical, support and guidance, she uses her term to promote and market the program to her peers and the next generation of young women. : @jessiepalumbo Hair & m/u by me #roadtomissamerica, A post shared by Rahmeka Cox, Miss New York (@missamericany) on Jul 30, 2018 at 7:36pm PDT. I haven't shared this picture before. Franklin was up first and judge Laila Ali asked her about how being from New York has prepared her for Miss America. Raised in a single-parent home, Taveras felt very strongly about the responsibilities that come along with fatherhood. I was embarrassed because I was so bloated. I thank God for saving his life through this miraculous procedure!” She continued, saying, “My dad received his stem cell transplant on May 1, 2013, and he is alive and thriving, all to the glory of God and his awesome medical team at Duke Medical! During a question and answer portion of the Miss America pageant, Franklin revealed that she grew up in a “predominantly Caucasian school”. #missamerica pic.twitter.com/nlmc431H1K, — Jenice Armstrong (@JeniceArmstrong) September 10, 2018, On stage at the Miss America pageant, for her talent portion, Franklin performed opera. We are so excited to welcome you to the team, Nia! According to People, when Franklin won, she gave a shout out to her cancer-surviving father, along with the rest of her family, saying, “It took a lot of perseverance to get here and I just want to thank my beautiful family.” Franklin’s dad suffered from non-Hodgkin t-cell lymphoma and she did what she could to help. Powered by. Oei said that she would like to invent an app to help with early detection in illnesses. They sent him to Duke Medical Center in Durham, NC, which is a CMN hospital. Finally, his doctors at Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, NC, decided that a stem cell transplant would be the best chance at saving his life … And I was the best stem cell donor match for him. In addition, she also serves as the National Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network; raising funds and awareness for families who otherwise would not be able to afford quality medical care in urgent circumstances.”. Jessie James Decker then asked Taveras about men who don’t want to be there for their children. She said that she was self-conscious and that her love of music and the arts helped her to feel more secure in who she was as a person. ? Franklin revealed on her Instagram profile that, “When my dad was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin t-cell lymphoma, he went through chemotherapy but relapsed twice. Like any job can be, Miss America is a lot of work. Tyson said that failure implies defeat, but she is a firm belief that ever setback is a setup for your comeback.

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