Nia Franklin’s Mother Kristy Franklin

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Kristy Franklin is the proud mother of the stunning Nia Franklin –who was crowned Miss America 2019 over the weekend.

Kristy’s 24-year-old daughter was crowned Miss America 2019 at the Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday. Nia claimed a $50,000 scholarship with her win.

Franklin is a Winston-Salem native who was previously crowned Miss New York. She completed her undergraduate degree in music composition at East Carolina University. Franklin earned a master’s degree in music composition from UNC School of the Arts.

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In Fact, for her talent portion, Franklin showcased her singing abilities by performing part of an opera. The singer apparently composed her first song was she was just six-years-old.

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She has a lengthy pageant resume, often winning awards for her talent as a classically trained opera singer. The stunner has expressed interest in a career in the film industry, composing music for movies.

It’s safe to say her parents have been a great source of support and encouragement. Kristy Franklin is married to Nia’s father James Franklin. Kristy is a mother of three, in addition to Nia, she is also the mother to Nia’s brother and sister, Bailey Renee Franklin.

Kristy’s husband James D. Franklin Jr. –is a Licensed Real Estate Broker at Keller Williams Realty- Moving the Triad. He is also a cancer survivor. James Franklin was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and it was Nia who donated her stem cells to her father. He received his stem cell transplant on May 1, 2013 and has been cancer free since. As a result, Nia is a passionate advocate for cancer research in addition to being an advocate for the arts.

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