Normally, I'm blissfully unaware of whoever happens to be the reigning Miss America.
It's not something I try to keep up with. I've never quite understood these don't-call-them-beauty pageants anyway. (Please don't call me to try to explain.
In many states, one of the top policy objectives is to provide a K-12 and college education for as many people as possible in the belief that a well-educated citizenry is good for a state's future wellbeing.