Betty Cantrell, Miss Georgia, is Miss America 2016 [Result]

Betty Cantrell from Georgia named as Miss America 2016

Betty Cantrell, Miss Georgia, is Miss America 2016

After an extremely competitive yet magnificent finale of Miss America 2016, the pageant concluded by crowning Betty Cantrell from Georgia as the new Miss America. She battled out other 51 contestants to win this title. There was no representative of Virgin Islands competing this year due to the lack of sponsorship. The pageant finale was held at Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey. Betty was also a winner of preliminary award in Talent round. She was crowned by the outgoing winner Kira Kazantsev, Miss America 2015.

Mississippi was adjudged as 1st runner-up and Colaroda was adjudged as 2nd runner-up of the contest. The Top 5 was completed by the representatives of Louisiana and Alabama. Miss Tennessee, Hannah Robison was declared as the winner of America’s choice, through public voting, and got a direct entry to Top 15. Vanessa Williams, Miss America 1984, served as one of the judges to the finale. She relinquished her crown few weeks before the end of her reign due to controversy of her nude photos getting published in a magazine called ‘Penthouse’.

Betty Cantrell, Miss Georgia, is Miss America 2016

Betty Cantrell represented Warner Robins at Miss Georgia 2015 and got $15000 scholarship by winning state pageant. She will now receive $50,000 scholarship as Miss America 2016.


Miss America 2016 Results

Betty Cantrell, Miss Georgia, is Miss America 2016

Miss America 2016: Georgia – Betty Cantrell

1st Runner-up:  Mississippi – Hannah Roberts

2nd Runner-up:  Colorado – Kelley Johnson

3rd Runner-up:  Louisiana – April Nelson

4th Runner-up: Alabama – Meg McGuffin

Top 7

South Carolina

Top 10


Top 12


Top 15

West Virginia

Preliminary Awards

Life & Fitness Award

Daja Dial, South Carolina

Mary Katherine Fechtel, Florida

Taylor Wiebers, Iowa


Taylor Wiebers, Iowa

April Nelson, Louisiana

 Betty Cantrell, Georgia

Credits: & Miss America Facebook Page