North Dakota has only advanced to the the Top 15 contestant selection of Miss America four times in the pageant's history.
An Ivy League graduate and national dance champion from North Dakota was crowned Miss America on Sunday, becoming the first contestant from the state to win the almost 100-year-old contest.
Cara Mund is an Ivy League Honors Graduate from Brown University where she earned her degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations.
She criticized President Donald Trump for pulling out of the Paris climate change agreement.
"I'm an American", she said. She said, focusing on the importance of women in government jobs, "It's important to have a woman's perspective". She added that there is evidence that climate change exists that is why America needs to stick with the agreement regardless of one's personal belief on the issue.
The Miss America contest got a little "strange" on Sunday night, as contestants from around the nation gathered in Atlantic City to compete for the crown.
In fairness to ABC and the Miss America pageant, another contestant answered a Trump-hating question about Charleston "correctly"... It's also interesting to note that the North Carolina candidate was also community service finalist in the competitions which took place before the main Miss America event.
Miss North Dakota: I do believe it's a bad decision, once we reject that we take ourselves out of the negotiation table. Mund also has political blood - she's related to Victoria Claflin Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for president and the first woman to run a brokerage firm on Wall Street.
It's a bold move to air Celebrity Family Feud - hosted by Steve Harvey, Destroyer of Beauty Pageant Dreams - just before the Miss America 2018 pageant.
And we can't wait to see Cara slay in her new role. We would be happy to set up interviews once she gets back to Louisiana.
Earlier in the week, Miss Texas Margana Wood gave a shout-out to her flooded hometown, Houston; she won Wednesday night's swimsuit preliminary.