Brown University professor Hilary Levey Friedman, an expert in pageants who judged the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant, says no Miss America has ever won public office, though pageant contestants have.
A professional dancer and magician's assistant, she danced to "Shut Up and Dance" by Walk the Moon during the pageant broadcast.
For her personality question, she was asked if she'd rather go on a date with a doctor or a movie star.
She said Mund's passion for her platform, dedication to her home state, "well-informed answer" to her final question and "truly exceptional talent" made her a top contender -- that and her ability to maintain calm.
Schoeffel (Miss New Jersey), a 24-year-old Atlantic City native who lives in Egg Harbor Township and won the Showcase Showdown on "The Price is Right" last year, receives a $20,000 scholarship for coming in third.
Mund, 23, is from Bismarck, North Dakota and was accepted to Notre Dame Law School last fall, but decided to defer to try to win her state pageant.