Pop Minute

Home    Photos    Videos    What's on TV Tonight

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields Crowned Miss America 2017

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields was crowned Miss America on Sunday night.

The 21-year-old won the crown Sunday night in Atlantic City after being asked what she thought of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump.

"If you're trying to be leader of the free world, everything you say and do matters and all of your actions are held to a higher standard," Shields said. "Both of the contestants have done a good job, but they also need to watch what they're doing."

In an interview after being crowned, she explained: "What I want both candidates to focus on is compromise. Our country was founded on compromise. We're in a state now where both parties just seem to be yelling at one another."

The first runner-up was Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt, second runner-up Miss New York Camille Sims, third runner-up was Miss Washington Alicia Cooper and Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis was the fourth runner-up.

The pageant's first openly gay contestant, Miss Missouri Erin O'Flaherty, didn't make the cut of the top 15 finalists.

September 12, 2016 |

Related Posts
  Miss India Manushi Chhillar Crowned Miss World 2017
  Miss North Dakota Cara Mund Crowned Miss America 2018
  Steve Harvey Claims He Needed 24-Hour Security After Miss Universe
  Steve Harvey: Miss Universe Wanted To Announce Correct Pageant Winner Next Day
  Miss Iceland Quits Pageant After Being Told To Lose Weight
  Miss Teen USA Contestants Claim Trump Walked In On Them Changing
  Corden Focuses On Mark Cuban's Lip Licking Reaction To Bikini Clad Miss America
  Ciara Joins Celebrity Judges Panel For 'Miss America' Pageant
  Miss Teen USA Drops Swimsuit Competition For Athletic Wear

© Copyright & Privacy Policy Pop Minute. All rights reserved. | Feedback