Miss America 2015, Kira Kasantsev, passed her title on to the new placeholder on Sept. 13. Betty Cantrell, previously Miss Georgia, earned her title after an intense competition for the crown, despite facing what most people are considering a bad question during the Q&A portion.
Cantrell owned the talent portion of the competition as she delivered a beautiful opera performance of “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio.”
Following the talent portion of the pageant, Cantrell was asked if she thought New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, cheated in the 2015 Super Bowl. She then responded, “If there was question there, then yes, I think he cheated. If there was any question to be had I think he definitely cheated, and that he should’ve been suspended for that.” Even though her answer might be seen as bizarre, the viewing public still stood by Cantrell as they thought the question itself was bizarre.
Along with the crown, Cantrell received $50,000 in scholarship.
Overall Cantrell is so thrilled to bring the crown home to the peach state, being the second Miss Georgia to win Miss America. “I couldn’t be happier to represent my state,” she said.
As for Miss North Carolina, she was the only Southern state representative to not place in the top fifteen. However, she still did well in the competition.
Congratulations Miss Georgia, or shall I say Miss America!