Miss America crowns active-duty Air Force officer as 2024 winner

The Miss America organization crowned Miss Colorado as its 2024 winner on Sunday, making her the first active member of America’s military to win the title.

Madison Marsh, 22, is a second lieutenant in the Air Force and a master’s student at the Harvard Kennedy School’s public policy program. Marsh, representing Colorado, was crowned as the winner by Grace Stanke of Wisconsin, the winner of Miss America 2023.

“You can achieve anything,” Marsh said in an interview that the organization shared on social media. “The sky is not the limit, and the only person that’s stopping you is you.”

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