Nia Franklin, representing New York state, was crowned the 92nd Miss America last night. The opera singer from Winston-Salem, North Carolina was trending all over social media with many noting she is the ninth Black woman to win the pageant. The last Black woman to go home with the crown was Caressa Cameron from Fredericksburg, Virginia in 2010.

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Franklin, who will receive a $50,000 scholarship, said after her win, “It took a lot of perseverance to get here. I want to thank my beautiful family, my mom and my dad, who is a survivor of cancer.” Watch her get crowned below:

This year marked the first time there was no swimsuit competition at Miss America.

See beautiful pics of the winner below.

Gorgeous Photos Of Nia Franklin, The Ninth Black Woman To Win Miss America was originally published on newsone.com

1. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Nia Franklin, Miss America, 2019 introduces herself at the start at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,looking at camera,smiling,new jersey,atlantic city,final round,three quarter length,miss america pageant,miss america,2019,nia franklin

2. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Ross Mathews asks a question of Nia Franklin, Miss America, 2019 during the Evening wear portion at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new jersey,atlantic city,two people,dusk,final round,three quarter length,asking,miss america pageant,ross mathews,miss america,2019,nia franklin

3. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: The top two candidates stand on stage waiting to hear who is the new Miss America , Miss Connecticut 2018, Bridget Oei and Miss New York 2018, Nia Franklin on stage at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new jersey,atlantic city,two people,final round,standing,waiting,three quarter length,candidate,miss america pageant,stage – performance space,miss america,2019,nia franklin

4. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Nia Franklin, Miss America, 2019 answers a question posed to her by one of the judges at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,usa,portrait,new jersey,atlantic city,final round,three quarter length,incidental people,asking,judge – entertainment,answering,miss america pageant,miss america,2019,nia franklin

5. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Nia Franklin, Miss America, 2019 answers a question posed to her by another one of the candidates at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,smiling,new jersey,atlantic city,final round,three quarter length,asking,candidate,answering,miss america pageant,miss america,2019,nia franklin

6. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Carrie Ann Inaba, holds the microphone as Nia Franklin, Miss America, 2019 asks a question of one of the other candidates at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) microphone,color image,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,new jersey,atlantic city,two people,final round,three quarter length,asking,candidate,miss america pageant,miss america,2019,nia franklin,carrie ann inaba

7. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin poses at the press conference after being crowned in the 2019 Miss America Pageant at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,waist up,portrait,smiling,new jersey,atlantic city,press conference,miss america pageant,miss america,2019,nia franklin

8. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: The top two candidates stand on stage waiting to hear who is the new Miss America , Miss Connecticut 2018, Bridget Oei and Miss New York 2018, Nia Franklin on stage at the Miss America 2019 Finals at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new jersey,atlantic city,two people,final round,standing,waiting,three quarter length,candidate,miss america pageant,stage – performance space,miss america,2019,nia franklin

9. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin is crowned by Miss America 2018 Cara Mund during the 2019 Miss America Pageant at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) vertical,color image,photography,people,arts culture and entertainment,usa,new jersey,atlantic city,two people,three quarter length,adjusting,boardwalk hall,miss america pageant,crown – headwear,miss america,cara mund,nia franklin

10. 2019 Miss America Pageant – Finals

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ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – SEPTEMBER 09: Miss America 2019 Nia Franklin poses at the press conference after being crowned in the 2019 Miss America Pageant at Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Donald Kravitz/Getty Images) color image,photography,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,portrait,headshot,smiling,new jersey,atlantic city,press conference,miss america pageant,miss america,2019,nia franklin

11. 2019 Miss America Toe Dip

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2019 Miss America Nia Imani Franklin Toe Dip At The Boardwalk Beach

12. MISS AMERICA 2019 NIA IMANI FRANKLIN

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MISS AMERICA 2019 – 9/9/18 The ‘2019 Miss America Competition’ broadcasts live from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 (9-11pm, ET) on the ABC Television Network. (photo by Lou Rocco/ABC via Getty Images) MISS AMERICA 2019 NIA IMANI FRANKLIN photography,celebrities,people,one person,arts culture and entertainment,horizontal,usa,radio,television show,new jersey,atlantic city,broadcasting,boardwalk hall,miss america pageant,abc – broadcasting company,miss america,2019,nia franklin

13. 2019 Miss America Toe Dip

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2019 Miss America Nia Imani Franklin Toe Dip At The Boardwalk Beach

14. 2019 Miss America Toe Dip

2019 Miss America Toe Dip Source:WENN

2019 Miss America Nia Imani Franklin Toe Dip At The Boardwalk Beach

15. 2019 Miss America Toe Dip

2019 Miss America Toe Dip Source:WENN

2019 Miss America Nia Imani Franklin Toe Dip At The Boardwalk Beach

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2019 Miss America Toe Dip Source:WENN

2019 Miss America Nia Imani Franklin Toe Dip At The Boardwalk Beach

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