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Miss Georgia Crowned Miss America

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She won a preliminary competition earlier in the week with an opera performance.

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell is crowned at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 13, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Donald Kravitz/Getty Images for dcp)

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell is the new Miss America.

Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell is crowned at Boardwalk Hall Arena on September 13, 2015 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Donald Kravitz/Getty Images for dcp)

Cantrell rode an opera performance to the title in Atlantic City's Boardwalk Hall Sunday night, besting 51 other competitors in the nationally televised pageant.

Cantrell sang an opera number for her talent performance.

She won a preliminary competition earlier in the week, also with an opera performance.

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