Previously, Miss Virginia Camille Schrier Miss America 2019 was she, however the title was not awarded to her due to COVID-19 cancelling the 2020 pageant. 

The competition is now the third since Miss America removed the swimsuit section of the pageant. Contestants are expected to impress judges today with live talent, an evening-wear segment, and an interview round. 

Before being crowned Miss America 2022, Emma also spoke during the show about her older brother, who has Down syndrome, and her involvement with the Special Olympics ever since he was eligible to be an athlete. 

As for her advice to her 12-year-old self, the winner reflected, “Not take life so seriously. Don’t be afraid to let your hair down. Take it easy, you only live once. This is my motto in life: YOLO. 

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