Betty Cantrell crowned Miss America 2016
Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell won the Miss America 2016 title during the show held in Atlantic City.
Los Angeles: Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell won the Miss America 2016 title during the show held in Atlantic City.
Beating out 51 other contestants, she succeeded last year's winner Kira Kazantsev from New York, reported Ace Showbiz.
The 21-year-old beauty, who sang opera as her talent, was asked about whether New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady cheated during the question and answer session of the competition. She seemed to flounder when answering the question.
Another interesting answer came from Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin when asked why Donald Trump's leading. While she called Chris Christie and Jeb Bush "incredible," she said that
Republicans should be "terrified" of Mr Trump.
Miss Alabama Guffin ended up as the fourth runner-up. Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts was the first runner-up, Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson was named the second runner-up, followed by
Miss Louisiana April Nelson.
Serving as judges for the pageant were Danica McKellar, Zendaya Coleman, "Shark Tank" star Kevin O'Leary, Amy Purdy, country singer Brett Eldredge and Navy Seal Chris Kyle's widow Taya Kyle.
Vanessa Williams, who opened the show with a performance of her hit "Oh How the Years Go By", was the head judge. Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke-Charvet served as the hosts.