Wisconsin Miss Winner of Miss America 2023 is Grace Stanke
Grace Stanke, a University of Wisconsin nuclear engineering student, won the competition by playing the violin and persuading the judges to think favorably of nuclear energy. There is a new Miss America in town!
At the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, Grace Stanke, a University of Wisconsin student studying nuclear engineering, was named Miss America 2023 on Thursday.
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Stanke dazzled the panel of judges with her responses during the competition’s Red Carpet round and final round, and she gave an amazing violin performance during the talent segment.
First runner-up was Miss New York Taryn Delanie Smith, while second runner-up was Miss Texas Averie Bishop.
Miss Nevada Heather Renner, Miss Hawaii Lauren Teruya, Miss Oregon Sophia Takla, Miss Ohio Elizabette Nies, Miss Indiana Elizabeth Hallal, and Miss Illinois Monica Mia Jones were among the Top 11 finalists, which also included 10 other women chosen by the judges and one by American voters. Monica Mia Jones was the final contestant to be eliminated.
Five women proceeded to the final phase, where they were questioned about issues that they are passionate about, including Miss West Virginia Elizabeth Wench and Miss Georgia Kelsey Hollis.
Stanke stated during the episode that she is “thrilled” to have the chance to speak about important topics as Miss America and represent “the women who can.”
“I am a representative of this organization as Miss America. If they inquire more, I can state, “This is my personal point of view as Grace Stanke; this isn’t the organization’s point of view,” before continuing, “Especially when it comes to things like nuclear energy and so many other heated political matters, “She spoke out.
Stanke has now replaced Emma Broyles, a Korean American who made history by becoming the first Miss Alaska contestant to ever win the Miss America crown in the event’s century-long history.