1 / 1

JOHN ANGELILLO/UPI/MAXPPP - 2018 Miss America Cara Mund prepares to place the crown on Miss New York Nia Franklin who is the newly crowned Miss America 2019 at the 98th annual Miss America 2.0 2019 Competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 09, 2018. Miss America has undergone a series of changes in the last year intended to transform the annual competition from a beauty pageant to a platform for empowering young women in the #MeToo era. The Miss America organization rebranded as Miss America 2.0 replaced the swimsuit and evening gown competitions with more onstage interviews. Photo by John Angelillo/UPI