Congratulations to Savvy Shields, the reigning Miss Arkansas who was crowned Miss America 2017 on Sunday night. The competition was broadcast live on Sunday night from Atlantic City, NJ.
The competition included all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico.
She was graceful and poised throughout the competition and clearly swept the fierce competition. Along with the crown, the newly crowned Miss America will receive a $50,000 scholarship, all expenses paid during her reign and a six-figure salary. She will succeed Betty Cantrell, who was crowned Miss America 2016 and was previously Miss Georgia 2015.
Judges of this year’s Miss America competition included singer Ciara, Team USA Olympian Gabby Douglas, “Shark Tank” panelist Mark Cuban, country singer Cole Swindell, actress Laura Marano, actress Sara Foster and former Miss America Sharlene Wells Hawkes.
Chris Harrison served as the host for the evening.
Congratulations to the new reigning Miss America 2017!