Carson Wentz Has His Name Dropped by Miss America

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Carson Wentz Has His Name Dropped by Miss America

Not only was the 23-year-old beauty queen the first from her state to win, but she was also the first North Dakota contestant to even make it to the top five.

Miss North Dakota Cara Mund took out the 2018 crown for Miss America in Atlantic City on Sunday.

The Brown University grad given a political question, answering President Trump was wrong to withdraw the USA from the climate change accord.

Before competing in the Miss America competition, Weber stopped by WDBJ7 to talk about her ties to the area from graduating from Hollins University in 2017 with a degree in communications.

Amid thought-provoking answers on pertinent issues such as climate change and investigations into Trump's campaign, Miss New Jersey Kaitlyn Schoeffel's stand on the controversy around Confederate statues seems to have invoked the ire of many viewers.

"I do believe it's a bad decision", Mund, the eventual victor, said.

"Whether you believe it (climate change) or not, we need to be at that table", she added.

During the question-and-answer portion, Miss America candidates were asked different questions about the current political affairs and President Trump and therefore the event became political.

Mund was set to take the traditional winner's morning-after dip in the Atlantic City ocean Monday morning outside Boardwalk Hall, where she won the crown. Klapperich told Mund, echoing another woman who said the exact same words just minutes before.

'I wasn't really afraid if my opinion wasn't the opinion of my judges, ' she said.

'He is our president and we need to support him, ' Mund said. Miss North Dakota's compassionate attitude is reflected in her pageant platform: "A Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion".

"In health care and on reproductive rights, it's predominantly men making those decisions", Mund said.

As judges were narrowing the field of 51 contestants (each state plus the District of Columbia), they interviewed Zeng, 22, of Palm Coast, who noted that her family was safe.

But Cara Mund is already proving to be the flawless package of brains and beauty, as she breaks away from the bikini babe beauty queen stereotype.

And, the fourth runner-up who receives a $10,000 scholarship was Miss Texas. She takes over for last year's victor, Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields.

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