When watching the Miss America competition, it is common to see the contestants perform a song or dance during the talent portion of the event.
Kelley Johnson, who was competing as Miss Colorado, decided to do something entirely different.
Instead of singing in a beautiful gown, Johnson took the stage in purple scrubs and sneakers.
Johnson, who is a registered nurse, was competing under the platform of “The Health Initiative PLUS: Prevent, Live, Uncover, Study.”
She spent her two minutes on stage talking about a patient who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s who made her realize the exact reason why she became a nurse in the first place.
While Johnson’s touching monologue won hearts across the country, Miss Georgia Betty Cantrell won the talent competition.
Cantrell sang “Tu Tu Piccolo Iddio” from “Madame Butterfly.”
Cantrell went on to be named Miss America.
Johnson was named the second runner-up.