Marsh, who got her pilot’s license at 16 years old, is originally from Fort Smith Arkansas, but went on to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado where she graduated with a degree in astrophysics.
And while she was at the Academy, she decided to run for Miss Academy. When she won the beauty pageant, it qualified her to run for Miss Colorado – which she went on to win in 2023 and advance to the 2024 Miss America pageant.
Then last night, Marsh beat out Miss Texas, Ellie Breaux, to become the first active duty service member to be crowned Miss America.
After her win, the Air Force congratulated one of their own on her historic achievement: