The contestants will compete in scholarship, talent and social impact categories. “Superstore” star Lauren Ash, “Queer Eye” culture expert Karamo Brown and singer/songwriter/actress Kelly Rowland have been tapped as judges.
At the end of the night, Nia Franklin, Miss America 2019, will crown her successor.
Stupi’s platform is called “Common Cents: Promoting Youth Financial Literacy," and she wrote and illustrated a children’s book that helps teach young students economic concepts.
For her talent, she performs on the cello, an instrument she has studied since elementary school.
More information about her book and other design work is available at caitlynstupi.com.
After completing the duties of her title, she will apply the scholarships she has earned through competitions to her master’s education at The Savannah College of Art and Design.
The Miss America Organization has announced significant changes to the pageant in recent years, including eliminating the swimsuit competition and changing their motto to, “To prepare great women for the world, and to prepare the world for great women.”