The Mercury - - METRO - | NOAH K MURRAY/ AP/African News Agency (ANA)

Miss New York Nia Franklin was named Miss Amer­ica 2019 at the pageant on Sun­day in At­lantic City, New Jersey. The first woman to win the crown with­out hav­ing to don a swim­suit said she was glad she didn’t have to. Franklin wel­comed the mod­erni­sa­tion. She told the me­dia she was glad there was no swim­suit com­pe­ti­tion be­cause it en­abled her to eat a lit­tle more.

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