Before crowning a new beauty as Miss America, the CEO of this pageant issued an apology on Sunday night to a classic beauty.
Over three decades since Vanessa Williams resigned due to a nude photo scandal, Sam Haskell addressed the judge in front of millions of viewers and said:
"I have been a close friend to this beautiful and talented lady for 32 years. You have lived your life with grace and dignity and never was it more evident during the events of 1984 when you resigned.
Though none of us currently in the organization were involved in it, on behalf of today's organization, I want to apologize for anything that was said and done to you and to your mother, Miss Helen Williams."
Vanessa accepted the apology... and then it was on to the show!
A show won by Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell!
Cantrell showed off her body in a bathing suit.. her elegance in a ball gown… and her knowledge of DeflateGate in answering a question about Tom Brady.
"So HONORED to be your #MissAmerica 2016!" Cantrell wrote on Twitter moments after being crowned the winner. "A night I will never forget!"
Here is a look at Cantrell making like an opera star: