ASU honors student Emma Broyles crowned Miss America 2022

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Emma Broyles, a junior studying biomedical sciences, was crowned Miss America 2022 on Thursday. She is the first Miss Alaska and the first Korean-American to win the competition.


Emma Broyles, a junior biomedical sciences major in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University, has been crowned Miss America 2022.

Broyles competed as Miss Alaska in a live event in the 10,000-seat arena at the Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut, that was streamed on NBC’s Peacock service on Dec. 16. She is the first Miss Alaska and the first Korean-American to wear the Miss America crown.

Broyles won a $100,000 scholarship and the yearlong job of representing the Miss America Organization and advocating for her social impact initiative, Building Community Through Special Olympics.

She impressed a three-judge panel with her singing talent, commitment to promoting Special Olympics and strong answers in interviews.

“We are proud to have a student in Barrett, The Honors College at Arizona State University as Miss America 2022. Emma Broyles, who competed as Miss Alaska, is a wonderful representative of both our country as well as Barrett and ASU,” said Barrett Honors College Dean Mark Jacobs.

“We also want to applaud Miss Arizona and ASU Barrett Honors College 2020 alum Amber Barto, who also participated in the competition, for everything she has accomplished.

The Miss America competition highlights the achievements, leadership, community involvement and social impact of talented young women. Broyles and Barto impressively embody these attributes, Jacobs said.

“We couldn’t have asked for two better representatives of our college in the competition,” he added.

Read more about Broyles’ win here and find out more about her here.

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