Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke crowned as Miss America 2023

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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.

Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stanke to be crowned Miss America 2023.
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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.

Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stanke as the new Miss America 2023 at the 101st Annual Miss America Competition

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke is crowned the new Miss America 2023 at the 101st Annual Miss America Competition.


Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke, left, receives the Miss America 2023 sash from Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke receives the Miss America 2023 sash from Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles.


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Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stanke reacts after being crowned the new Miss America 2023

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke reacts after being crowned the new Miss America 2023.


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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”.

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke plays fiddle in the talent segment.

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke plays fiddle in the talent segment.


Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith, center left, and Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke, center right, react upon learning that Stanke has become Miss America 2023

Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith and Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke react when they learn that Stanke has become Miss America 2023.


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Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith performs in the talent segment before finishing runner-up to Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stanke

Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith performs in the talent segment before placing runner-up to Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanke.


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“As Miss America, I represent this organization. If they ask further questions, I can say up front, ‘This is not the organization’s position, this is my personal position as Grace Stanke’ and I can say it next – especially when it comes to things like nuclear power and so many other hot political subjects,” she said.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.

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