Miss America is a beauty pageant that is held annually and is open to women from the United States between the ages of 17 and 25. Originating in 1921 as a "bathing beauty revue", the contest is now judged on competitors' talent performances and interviews in addition to their physical appearance. 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. The winner is crowned by the previous year's titleholder.
The current titleholder, Miss America 2018, is Miss North Dakota 2017, Cara Mund, who was crowned on September 10, 2017, by her predecessor Savvy Shields (Miss America 2017). Wikipedia