Miss America 2018
Miss North Dakota 2017
Miss America 2018
Brown University graduate,
healthcare advocate and
aspiring future Governor of North Dakota
“When I walk in wearing a crown, they expect one thing. And then I start talking…”
And that’s exactly why the judges fell in love with Cara Mund and crowned her as the first Miss America from North Dakota.
But Cara has been proving this point long before she hit the stage last September.
Cara is an Ivy League honors graduate with a degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations from Brown University. Prior to becoming Miss America, Cara completed an internship in the Washington, DC, office of U.S. Senator John Hoeven of North Dakota and was accepted to law school.
But Cara’s just getting started.
“Although my job as Miss America only lasts one year, the impact I make will last a lifetime. As the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and an advocate for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, this is about my commitment to serving others. I visit schools across the nation to speak with students about the importance of higher education and encouraging them to never give up on a dream. I even have the privilege to work closely with the USO in support of our troops both domestic and abroad.”
What happens after Miss America? Cara aspires to be the first woman elected Governor of North Dakota.
She’s got our vote!
Granting wishes through a Passion with Fashion
At the age of 14, Cara founded North Dakota’s Annual Make-A-Wish Fashion Show. Over the past eleven years, she has helped grant the wishes of 23 North Dakota Wish Kids, become a “Certified Wish Granter” and raised over $80,000 for the organization. In 2011, President Barack Obama recognized her charitable efforts as North Dakota’s Top Youth Volunteer.