This beauty queen is flying sky-high.
Madison Marsh became the first active-duty Air Force officer to be crowned Miss America when she flew ahead of the competition during the illustrious pageant Sunday night.
The 22-year-old 2nd lieutenant in the Air Force and graduate intern at Harvard Medical School beat out 50 other contestants to earn the top spot in the 2024 Miss America pageant that took place in Florida over the weekend.
Marsh won the title of Miss Colorado last year before she earned the nationwide honor to the applause of the military branch she serves in and leaders from the state she represented.
“Congratulations to our very own #Airman, 2nd Lt. Madison Marsh, aka Miss Colorado – who was just crowned @MissAmerica 2024,” the US Air Force posted on X.
Colorado Springs Mayor Yemi Mobolade also cheered on the victory.
“Madison, the [City of Colorado Springs] wishes you great success,” he posted on X. “You have inspired countless girls to dream big and reach for the stars.”
The new Miss America graduated from the Air Force Academy last year just days after she clinched Miss Colorado. She is also studying at the Harvard Kennedy School in hopes of receiving a Master’s…