Along with the title of Miss America, Cantrell also won a $50,000 scholarship. Cantrell is only the second Miss Georgia to win the Miss America title.
Did you know this ? The stated purpose of the contest is that it "provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs". Miss America travels about 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 24 to 48 hours, touring the nation and promoting her particular platform of interest.
Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell poses for photographers on the Atlantic City beach following the annual toe dip in Atlantic City, N.J
Michael Ein / Staff Photographer
Miss America 2016 strikes a pose for photographers
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