Meet Miss America 2024 — 22-year-old US Air Force officer Madison Marsh

11:55 PM | 17 Jan, 2024
Madison Marsh
Source: Miss America (Instagram)

Madison Marsh, a 22-year-old second lieutenant in the US Air Force and master’s student at the Harvard Kennedy School’s public policy program, clinched the 2024 Miss America title in Orlando, Florida on Sunday night. 

Marsh is the first active-duty Air Force officer ever to bag the national title. 

 represented the state of Colorado in the event where fifty-one contestants participated, representing all 50 American states as well as the District of Columbia.

Marsh succeeds the 2023 Miss America, Grace Stanke of Wisconsin. Ellie Breaux of Texas placed as first-runner-up.

The pageant followed three nights of preliminary competitions. 

For the discussion round which included topics of terrorism, technology, nutrition and climate change, Marsh highlighted “drugs in America” and recounted her late mother’s battle with pancreatic cancer. In the talent round, Marsh presented a spoken-word piece centered on receiving a pilot’s license at 16.

“You can achieve anything. The sky is not the limit and the only person that’s stopping you is you,” Marsh said in an interview shared via Miss America’s Instagram story, reported media outlets.

Giving hope to aspiring pageant participants, Marsh said, “If I can come from a small town, and not be a part of the pageant, yet step into the pageant world, then so can anybody else.”

The writer is a staff member.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 18 May 2024 Forex Rates

Pakistani currency rates against US Dollar and other currencies on May 18, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR rate today

US dollar was being quoted at 277.4 for buying and 280.35 for selling.

Euro stands at 297 for buying and 299.5 for selling while British Pound rate is 348.5 for buying, and 352 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED was at 75.25 and Saudi Riyal came down to 73.50.

Today’s currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 18 May 2024

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 277.4 280.35
Euro EUR 297 299.5
UK Pound Sterling GBP 348.5 352
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.25 76
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.5 74.25
Australian Dollar AUD 181 183
Bahrain Dinar BHD 747.77 755.77
Canadian Dollar CAD 203 205
China Yuan CNY 38.49 38.89
Danish Krone DKK 40.25 40.65
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.96 36.31
Indian Rupee INR 3.33 3.44
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 913.28 922.28
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.69 59.29
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.45 171.45
Norwegians Krone NOK 25.67 25.97
Omani Riyal OMR 730.59 738.59
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.41 77.11
Singapore Dollar SGD 203 205
Swedish Korona SEK 25.67 25.97
Swiss Franc CHF 309.01 311.51
Thai Bhat THB 7.57 7.72


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