Brown alum becomes Miss America 2018

Cara Mund ’16 won the famous pageant

Cara Mund, a class of 2016 Brown graduate, won the Miss America pageant. Mund was Miss North Dakota 2017, and her victory marks the first time someone from her home state takes the crown.

She will be starting law school at Notre Dame, and dreams to be the next female governor of North Dakota.

“Honestly? It was to get to Miss America and make it past the Top 10,” Mund said. “We’ve only had three girls [from North Dakota] ever make it this far. And so it just proves that it doesn’t matter where you come from geographically — if you have the ability to do it and you dream it, you can do it.”

She has won a $50,000 scholarship and will earn a six-figure salary during her time as Miss AMerica.

Mund currently has a place at Notre Dame Law School but has deferred for a year.

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