UNCASVILLE, Conn. – The contestant from Alaska was crowned Miss out on America at an celebration Thursday marking the competition’s 100th anniversary.

What began as a 1921 Atlantic City magnificence pageant has progressed absent from the emphasis on seems by yourself — contestants are no lengthier judged on actual physical appearance — with a new focus on management, talent and conversation competencies.

Emma Broyles from Alaska claimed the centennial crown and a $100,000 faculty scholarship. She emerged as the winner out of 51 contestants representing the 50 states and the District of Columbia at the competition at a Connecticut on line casino.

The finale that traditionally has been featured in a primetime television broadcast was available only to stream this yr through NBC’s Peacock company.