‘Miss America 2018’ Cara Mund Bio: In Her Own Words – Video Exclusive, News, Photos
Cara Mund (born December 8, 1993; age: 24) is a U.S. beauty pageant winner from Bismarck, North Dakota. On September 10, 2017, she was crowned Miss America 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, three months after being named Miss North Dakota 2017.
Cara Mund Bio: Early Life
Mund was born in Bismarck, North Dakota. She has organized an annual fundraising fashion show to help the Make-a-Wish Foundation since she was 14 years old. She graduated from Brown University in 2016 with honors. She studied business, entrepreneurship and organizations and was also the president of sorority Kappa Delta.
She has been accepted to Notre Dame Law School. Mund interned for North Dakota Republican Senator Joe Hoeven in Washington, D.C. in the fall of 2016, and has also voiced a desire to represent her home state in the U.S. Senate and in becoming the first woman to serve as North Dakota’s governor.
Mund started pageantry at a very young age. Among the competitions she won were Miss Junior Teen North Dakota, Miss Pre-Teen North Dakota, and Little Miss North Dakota. She was then a contestant in Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen 2010, where she competed as Miss Red River Valley’s Outstanding Teen. She won the event, and participated in the contest again in 2011.
Mund subsequently participated in Miss North Dakota 2016 as Miss Oil Country, and finished as the first runner-up.
One year later, she competed in the same event as Miss Northern Lights 2017, and became Miss North Dakota 2017. She continued to include her work with Make-A-Wish in her platform upon winning the title.
Miss America 2018 Competition
On September 10, 2017, Mund was named Miss America 2018 by Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields; she defeated runner-up Jennifer Davis (Miss Missouri 2017). In addition to the title, she earned a $50,000 scholarship. Mund is the first competitor from North Dakota to be named Miss America.
Mund also finished as the first runner-up to win the Quality of Life Award in the preliminary rounds of Miss America 2018.
Cara Mund 2018: Winning Miss America 2018, Work With Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals
In February 2018, Mund sat down with uInterview to exclusively discuss her Miss America title win and the charitable works she has been involved with.
“For me, the journey was never easy, and it took four years to get to the Miss America stage, so in that moment when I finally made top five, I new I had made history for the state of North Dakota,” Mund explained. “We’d never had a contestant even make it beyond the top 10. So when my name was called, it was a lot of pride, but I knew it was for more than just myself. It was for the entire state, it was for all those young girls who looked up and thought, ‘because she did it, I can do it to.”
Mund also gave examples of some of her responsibilities as Miss America.
“Every day is different, but it can range from media to hospital visits to non-profit organizations to speaking at high schools and colleges across America, to speaking to young women about empowerment,” she stated. “So you can’t say that there’s a specific day or exactly what I do each day just because they are so different, but that’s what makes the job of Miss America that much greater.”
Mund currently serves as the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which raise funds for children’s hospitals across the nation.
“One thing really unique about Children’s Miracle Network is that all the money raised in that specific city or state stays local, and so it raises funds for children’s hospitals all across America. So not only do I raise the funds, but I go into the hospitals and get to meet children,” Mund said.
Mund also revealed that Sherry Hill is her official gown sponsor. She attended the Sherry Hill fashion show this year while spending time in New York.
Cara Mund Bio: Height, Weight, Personal Life, Boyfriends, Social Media, Quotes
Mund is 5′ 3” and weighs approximately 120 pounds. Her dress size is listed as 4. She is on Facebook, Twitter (@MissAmerica) and Instagram (@missamerica).
No information about her past or current boyfriend is available. Her religion and net worth are also unknown.
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