Miss America

Maggie Benton is Miss Arkansas 2017

Miss Greater Jonesboro Maggie Benton was crowned Miss Arkansas 2017. She will have the opportunity to represent her state at the Miss America Competition in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The event will be broadcast by the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). Miss America 2017 and Miss Arkansas 2016, Savvy Shields, will officially crown her successor.

The Miss Arkansas competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Arkansas in the Miss America pageant. Arkansas has won the Miss America title three times (1964, 1982, 2017).

Benton a 22-year-old student at the University of Arkansas. Her hometown is Jonesboro.

Benton's talent was a Broadway vocal performance of Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera. Her platform is "Giving is a Gift".

She also won in the preliminary portion of the Miss Arkansas competition. Thursday night she won the Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit award. Wednesday night she took home the win in Artistic Expression.

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Maggie Benton looking absolutely gorgeous in her red gown!