ATLANTIC CITY — Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin was crowned the new Miss America Sunday night.

Franklin, 25, was crowned the first Miss America since the rebranding of Miss America 2.0 and the removal of the swimsuit competition.

"I'm feeling really blessed right now," Franklin said from the stage after Miss America 2018 Cara Mund passed on the crown. "It took a lot of perseverance to get here."