Miss Alaska, Emma Broyles, crowned Miss America

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) — The contestant from Alaska was crowned Miss America at an event Thursday marking the competition’s 100th anniversary.Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts after being crowned Miss America, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)\

© Provided by Associated Press Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts after being crowned Miss America, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021,
at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts as she is crowned by 2020 Miss America Camille Schrier, after winning the Miss America competition, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)© Provided by Associated Press Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts as she is crowned by 2020 Miss America Camille Schrier, after winning the Miss America competition, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)What began as a 1921 Atlantic City beauty pageant has evolved away from the emphasis on looks alone — contestants are no longer judged on physical appearance — with a new focus on leadership, talent and communication skills.Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts as she is crowned by 2020 Miss America Camille Schrier, after winning the Miss America competition at Mohegan Sun, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)© Provided by Associated Press Miss Alaska Emma Broyles reacts as she is crowned by 2020 Miss America Camille Schrier, after winning the Miss America competition at Mohegan Sun, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)Emma Broyles from Alaska claimed the centennial crown and a $100,000 college scholarship. She emerged as the winner out of 51 contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia at the competition at a Connecticut casino.

Miss Alaska Emma Broyles is surrounded by a group hug after being crowned Miss America, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)© Provided by Associated Press Miss Alaska Emma Broyles is surrounded by a group hug after being crowned Miss America, Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021, at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)The finale that historically has been featured in a primetime television broadcast was available only to stream this year via NBC’s Peacock service.

 

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