(CNN)The new Miss America is Nia Franklin.

Representing New York, Franklin was crowned the 92nd Miss America at Sunday’s event in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Related: Behind the glamour of the Miss America pageant lies discord and divisionMiss Connecticut, Bridget Oei, was named first runner-up.”It took a lot of perseverance to get here,” Franklin said after her win. “I want to thank my beautiful family, my mom and my dad, who is a survivor of cancer.”

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