Miss America: Social media reactions to Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson winning third runner-up

Jupiter loses its Bandit but nearly brings home a Miss America


Close but no tiara!

Jupiter’s Taylor Tyson, 23, seemed to have the support of the Atlantic City crowd and a lot of people on Twitter, but was still named third runner-up at the annual Miss America competition.

Tyson, who delayed entering law school at Stetson University this fall to compete, was formerly Miss South Florida Fair, the first woman with that title to win Miss Florida and compete on the big stage at Miss America. Although she failed to take home the top prize - that honor went to Nia Imani Franklin, Miss New York - Tyson did win the talent competition for her piano piece, Franz Liszt’s “Mephisto Waltz.”

Throughout the competition, Tyson’s crowd of fans on social media grew:

After her loss, her fans, both old and new, expressed regret - the word “robbed” was used frequently. But for the town of Jupiter, who recently lost its biggest star, Burt Reynolds, a fourth-place win seemed something to still celebrate.


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