Miss America 2017: Was Savvy Shields, Rachel Wyatt, or Camille Sims the winner?

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Tonight, ABC broadcast the annual Miss America Pageant, which of course had a series of notable highlights, or at least for those who routinely watch the event year in and year out.

Not too long before the end of the Peageant, we had a chance to see the group narrowed down to a small group of finalists, and from there once more, we saw the field narrowed down until there was just one winner standing out in front of all others: Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields. With a name like Savvy, it certainly makes some sense that she would be rather savvy within the world of pageants, right? Excuse the terrible joke, if you can even call it that.

As for the runner-up, that honor went to Rachel Wyatt of South Carolina. Meanwhile, Camille Sims of New York ended up being the third runner-up on the night. Of course, this is the sort of event where everyone has an opinion, so there are clearly going to be some people thrilled and others disappointed in the result.

As for other states that performed well, Washington, Mississippi, Maryland, and Texas all managed to get in the top seven. The most noteworthy contestant entering the night was Miss Missouri Erin O’Flaherty, as she was the first openly gay contestant in the history of the event. Unfortunately, she did not end up making it into the top 15, and her story was over relatively early on into the night.

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