The results are in and a new Miss America has been crowned.
Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke was named Miss America 2023 Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Stanke, 20, is a senior at the University of Wisconsin – Madison studying nuclear engineering. She is also a classical violinist.
She played fiddle in the pageant’s talent show and wowed the judges with her answers during the red carpet portion and the final round.
Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith was crowned first runner-up. Miss Texas Averie Bishop was crowned second runner-up.
Stanke won a $100,000 scholarship and, according to Vogue, will be on a year-long tour to raise awareness about nuclear power and carbon-free energy sources.
Stanke said she was “excited” about the opportunity to discuss these issues and to represent “the women who can”.