New Miss District of Columbia Crowned

Briana Kinsey was crowned Miss D.C. June 18 at the Howard Theatre. Now, she will head to Atlantic City to compete for the title of Miss America 2018 in September.

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Meet your new Miss District of Columbia, Briana Kinsey! She will head to Atlantic City in September to compete for Miss America. Photo: Andy Jones
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Caroline Chisolm and Alexandra Curd check out their makeup one last time before the opening number at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant at Howard Theatre on June 18, 2017 (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Briana Kinsey performs in the opening number at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant at Howard Theatre on June 18, 2017 (Photo / Andy Jones)
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2016 Miss D.C. Cierra Jackson (center) closes out the opening number at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Cierra Jackson performs “Natural Woman” at the end of her reign as Miss D.C. at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Alexanda Chittams answers a question from the judges during the Q&A portion at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Briana Kinsey answers a question from the judges during the Q&A portion of the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Mika Takahashi performs a contemporary dance to “I Will Always Love You” during the talent portion of the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Emily Sanders performs “Oh, Danny Boy” on the violin as her talent at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Anna Wheeler performs a contemporary jazz dance to “Maybe” at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Judy Mabone performs “Breathing Underwater” at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant at Howard Theatre on June 18, 2017. Photo: Andy Jones
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Jocelyn Near sings “Black Velvet” at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Briana Kinsey sings during the talent portion of the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Isabella Basco in her evening gown at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Judy Mabone in her evening gown at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Briana Kinsey in her evening gown at the 2017 Miss District of Columbia pageant. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Sonya Gavankar (left) reads the judges’ decisions to the 2017 Miss District of Columbia contestants, awaiting to hear who is the next Miss D.C. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Glory B. Nix (right) is announced to be first runner-up, making Briana Kinsey (left) the new Miss District of Columbia! (Photo / Andy Jones)
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2016 Miss D.C. Cierra Jackson (right) crowns Briana Kinsey (left) as the new Miss District of Columbia at the pageant at Howard Theatre on June 18, 2017. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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Meet your new Miss District of Columbia, Briana Kinsey! She will head to Atlantic City in September to compete for Miss America. (Photo / Andy Jones)
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