Close but no tiara!
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:
Miss Florida has poise, elegance, beauty, and talent! She’s my #MissAmerica choice!— Hannah Harvell Beeker (@hanbeeker) September 10, 2018
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.
Man, these questions are all over the place...— Brushing Off (@BrushingOff) September 10, 2018
Judge: "Miss Florida, how would you bring peace to the Middle East? You have 28 seconds to answer..."
Judge: "Ok, Miss New York, what's your favorite color & why?"#WhatThe? #MissAmerica #MissAmerica2018