nd the winner is … a fellow dancer! On Sunday, September 10, Cara Mund was crowned Miss America 2018 at the annual competition held at Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, this Brown University graduate nailed the competition by eloquently responding to questions, strutting her stuff in a gorgeous gown, and showcasing a stellar performance in the talent competition. Her talent? Dancing, of course!
Mund has been dancing her whole life. Growing up, she performed competitively for 18 years. Mund attended college in Providence, Rhode Island, where she worked at a dance studio near campus as a publicity manager and company director, as well as choreographing for the dance group at her university. Mund also happens to be an alumni of the Rockettes Summer Intensive—she attended our training program for young dancers not one, not two, but four summers!
The new Miss America is also the founder of Make-A-Wish North Dakota’s Fashion Show, where she has helped raise more than $78,000 to grant wishes for children with life-threatening medical conditions. She has worked in the U.S. State Senator’s office, was President of the Kappa Delta sorority at her university, and got accepted to Notre Dame Law School—which she deferred in order to compete in this pageant. Oh, and did we mention she is only 23?!
Sending our congratulations to this honorary Rockette sister and the new Miss America 2018!