Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank is crowned Miss America 2023

The results are in, and the new Miss America is crowned.

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stanky was chosen as Miss America 2023 Thursday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut.

Stank, 20, is an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison studying nuclear engineering. She is also a classical violinist.

Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stanky is crowned Miss America 2023.
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She played the violin in the beauty pageant talent competition and wowed the judges with her answers during the red carpet portion and final round.

Miss New York Taryn Delaney Smith was crowned runner-up. Miss Texas Avery Bishop was crowned runner-up.

Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stanky is the new Miss America 2023 at the 101st Annual Miss America Pageant

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank is crowned the new 2023 Miss America at the 101st Annual Miss America Pageant.


Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank, left, receives her Miss America 2023 scarf from Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank was awarded the Miss America 2023 scarf from Miss America 2022 Emma Broyles.


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

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


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Stanke won a $100,000 scholarship and will embark on a year-long tour to raise awareness about nuclear power and carbon-neutral energy sources, According to Vogue.

Stank said she was “excited” about the opportunities to discuss these issues and represent “women of power”.

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank plays violin in the talent department.

Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank plays violin in the talent department.


Miss New York Taryn Delaney Smith, center left, and Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank, center right, react as they learn that Stank has become Miss America 2023

Miss New York Taryn Delaney Smith and Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank interact when they learn that Stank has become Miss America 2023.


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Miss New York Taryn Delaney Smith performs in the talent category before becoming runner-up to Miss Wisconsin 2022 Grace Stank

Miss New York Taryn Delaney Smith performs in the talent segment before becoming the runner-up to Miss Wisconsin Grace Stank.


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“As Miss America, I represent this organization. If they ask more questions, I’m able to preface by saying, ‘This is not the organization’s view, this is my personal view as Grace Stank’ and I could go on and on about it — especially when it comes to things like Nuclear energy and many other hot political topics.

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