SHOCKER: Miss America Is a Real Woman & In the Military

Tierin-Rose Mandelburg | January 15, 2024
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Based on the way things went this past year with the trans mob attempting to take every opportunity away from women that they can, this is shocking.

Madison Marsh, 22, won the title of Miss America Sunday night. Marsh is from Arkansas and is an active duty member of the United States Air Force. Her win is not only a win for our troops but a win for real women all across the nation.



Back in May Marsh won Miss Colorado. Presently, she’s a fighter pilot training to be a Top Gun and is the first active duty officer to take part in the Miss America contest, Daily Mail reported. Apparently the sky is not the limit for her!

Marsh admittedly can’t sing or dance which are typical skills for the “talent” portion of the competition. For her “talent,” Marsh gave a spoken word piece about her first solo flight when she was just 16-years-old. “I really try to captivate the audience by making them feel like they are in the cockpit with me,” Marsh admitted.

During the contest which took four nights, three being preliminary competitions, Marsh was asked what her goals were if she were to win the Miss America title. “The five finalists then faced an additional question about their goals as Miss America. Marsh responded by highlighting her military credentials as an embodiment of her commitment to learning and leading ‘with passion,’” CNN reported.

As Miss Colorado, Marsh has been able to mentor and encourage young girls about breaking stereotypes, specifically about the intersection of pageants and being in the Military. 

Here’s what she said according to Daily Mail:

It's an awesome experience to bring both sides of the favorite parts of my life together and hopefully make a difference for others to be able to realize that you don't have to limit yourself.

In the military, it's an open space to really lead in the way that you want to lead - in and out of uniform. I felt like pageants, and specifically winning Miss Colorado, was a way to truly exemplify that and to set the tone to help make other people feel more comfortable finding what means most to them.

Breaking stereotypes seems to be on brand for Marsh. Aside from serving in our military and now being Miss America, Marsh has been working towards her masters degree in public policy from the Harvard Kennedy School and has been in cahoots with a professor from the Harvard Medical School to research early detection of pancreatic cancer which her mother died of five years ago. Marsh even started the Witney Marsh Foundation in honor of her mom and has raised over $250,000 for pancreatic cancer research, according to her bio. 

Related: Congratulations Miss Universe for Being a Real Woman!

It’s incredibly refreshing to see a woman win not only for her beauty but for her honesty, her great character and her heart for others and the community. 

One can contrast Marsh with other beauty pageant winners we’ve seen this year and Marsh looks like a star. Remember in October when 28-year-old Marina Machete won the title of Miss Portugal? Yeah, well Machete is a biological man who took the title away from actual women across Portugal who competed for that win. Similarly, in July, another biological man parading around as a woman, Rikkie Vallerie Kolle, 22, “won” the title of Miss Netherlands. For a while it seemed that it didn’t matter what sort of person a contestant was and instead it matters that they were part of the LGBTQ mob. 

All that to say, this is not just a win for Marsh. This is a win for all (real) women.

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