Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the Miss America Pageant on Sunday.
The new Miss America 2017 is Savvy Shields. Miss Arkansas was crowned Miss America 2017 Sunday night at the birthplace of the legendary competition in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall for its 96th Anniversary broadcast on the ABC Television Network.
Don't Miss: The Best CES 2017 Gadgets
For the talent portion of the pageant, Shields performed a jazz dance to “They Just Keep Moving The Line” from the American drama series Smash barefoot.
Savvy Shields will embark on her national speaking tour about her platform, Eat Better, Live Better and act as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for its 170 member hospitals, is the national platform partner of the Miss America Organization.
Shields is a student at the University of Arkansas. During her year as Miss America she will serve as a spokesperson for Eat Better, Live Better. Along with the coveted title of Miss America 2017, Shields won a $50,000 scholarship provided in part by Joseph Ribkoff Inc. and the Miss America Organization to continue her education.
See the best photos of Savvy Shields in the gallery.