Clarence woman competes in, but loses Miss America competition

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (WIVB) — Miss New York, who happens to be from Clarence, competed to be Miss America, but did not come out on top.

UB law student Gabrielle Walter, 24, did not make the cut for the semi-finals of the Miss America competition, but history was made for another state.

Cara Mund, who competed as Miss North Dakota, became Miss America on Sunday.

She performed a jazz dance routine to Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” and it was a crowd favorite. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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