Tonight was the 2016 Miss America Pageant. The top 7 contestants were narrowed down to Miss Colorado Kelley Johnson, Miss South Carolina Daja Dial, Miss Tennessee Hannah Robison, Miss Alabama Meg McGuffin, Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell, Miss Mississippi Hannah Roberts and Miss Louisiana April Nelson.
The fourth runner-up was Miss Alabama, third runner-up was Miss Louisiana, and the second runner-up winning a $20,000 scholarship was Miss Colorado.
The runner-up was Miss Mississippi and the winner is … Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell, winning a $50,000 scholarship.
After walking down to the front of the stage in shock of her win, Cantrell took a moment to bend down and hug her parents in victory. Cantrell excelled in the competition with her beautiful voice as she sang Opera for her talent. She also looked gorgeous in both the swimwear and eveningwear competition. She handled herself well for the question portion of the show as well. The only time she had a little issue was when she was tripping a bit on her gown during the eveningwear segment.