Nia Franklin is Miss New York 2018

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Nia Imani Franklin, representing Five Boroughs, was crowned Miss New York 2018 on Saturday night held at the Shea’s Buffalo Theatre.

Franklin, a classically trained opera singer, is a native of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her talent was classical vocal, and her platform was advocating for the arts.  Franklin will continue on to the 2019 Miss America national competition in September.

She earned a master’s degree in music composition from University of North Carolina School of the Arts.

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