After wowing judges with her singing during night three of the competition, Miss Indiana Lydia Suzan Tremaine ended her Miss America 2019 journey by making the top 15 during Sunday’s main event.
Tremaine, a 20-year-old Kendallville native and a former Miss Fort Wayne, was joined by women representing Alabama, Colorado, District of Columbia, Idaho, Nebraska, Minnesota, Oklahoma, Washington and Wisconsin as strong competitors who landed just outside of runner-up status.
Miss New York Nia Franklin won the crown. Women from Connecticut, Louisiana, Florida and Massachusetts rounded out the top five.
During the final of the three preliminary nights for the 2019 Miss America Competition, Tremaine was named Talent winner for her vocal performance of “That’s Life” by Frank Sinatra. For the win, Tremaine will receive a $2,000 scholarship award.
According to her contest bio, Tremaine is an education major who is enrolled at Western Governors University.
A lover of music, here’s what Tremaine had to say about her connection to singing in her official bio:
“Music is my passion. I’ve been singing since I could speak. Singing is the very thing that inspired my involvement with the arts,” she said. “When I entered high school, I lacked confidence. I did poorly in school and felt no sense of belonging. After joining my school’s arts programs, everything changed. With an outlet to express my creativity, I overcame my anxiety while gaining confidence.”