Miss America 2024 Winner: Who is Madison Marsh, the new American beauty queen from Colorado?

Madison Marsh representing the state of Colorado is the winner of Miss America 2024 with Texas’ Ellie Breaux finishing in second place at the event that took place tonight at the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando, Florida.

Madison Marsh is the first ever Miss America in active duty with the US Air Force

Marsh and Breaux finished the last 2 following a series of rounds with participants from the 50 US states and the District of Columbia, each having a representative.

The newly crowned Miss America 2024 will receive a $50,000 tuition scholarship, along with a beautiful crown which was handed over by last year’s winner of the Miss America competition Grace Stanke of Wisconsin.

Meanwhile, in the Miss America Teen event, Hanley House of North Carolina was crowned and awarded a $25,000 scholarship or the option of a four-year full ride at the University of Alabama.

Miss America 2024: Top 5 Finalists

The hearts of the Top 5 finalists began beating hard as the names were announced, beginning with Rhode Island’s Caroline Parente, Indiana’s Cyndey Bridges, Kentucky’s Mallory Hudson, Colorado’s Madison Marsh, and representing the state of Texas’s Ellie Breaux.

Eventually, the moment of truth came when Madison Marsh was voted as Miss America 2024

Who is Madison Marsh?

Madison just became a Class of 23 graduated from the United States Air Force obtaining her degree in physics. Alongside with her interest in science, she is also a 2nd Liutenant in the Air Force and just broke the record of being the first Miss America on active duty.

Marsh founded the Whitney Marsh Foundation after her mother passed away from pancreatic cancer back in 2018. Until now, Marsh has raised more than $250,000 for the foundation so there is more research to fight the terrible disease.

Madison in enrolled in the graduate intern program at Harvard Medical School doing research on how to use AI for early detection of pancreatic cancer.

source: Marca