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Who knew a Miss America contestant could give more lucid commentary on questions of Trump-Russia collusion than the vast majority of the mainstream media?

That's exactly what happened Sunday night, as Miss Missouri, Jennifer Davis, nailed an answer to a question that was seemingly tailor-made to provide the pageant with a choice anti-Trump soundbite. As NewsBusters reported:

"There are multiple investigations into whether Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia on the election,” judge Jordin Sparks led in. “Well, did they? You’re the jury: guilty or innocent? And please explain your verdict.”

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“Right now, I would have to say innocent, because not enough information has been revealed. We are still investigating this and I think we should investigate it to its fullest extent. And if we do find the evidence that they have had collusion with Russia, then they should — the justice system should do their due diligence and they should be punished accordingly.”

Innocent until proven guilty? That's a smart lady. The 23-year-old Davis is a graduate of Saint Louis University and holds a bachelor's in communication. She has also authored a children's book entitled, “Diversity Matters,” according to Elite Daily.

Miss Missouri Jennifer Davis would go on to win first runner-up in the Miss America 2018 pageant. One of the audience favorites was a Bollywood-themed dance.

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After the Miss America competition, she took to Instagram to gush about the life-changing event:

Preliminary Competition is over and I could not be happier with myself. My goal walking into #MissAmerica was to leave it all on the table and have no regrets. I can stand here today and confidently tell you, that I have no regrets at all. I still cannot believe this life is mine, but I am forever grateful for it. I hope I have made you all proud in Missouri, because you have all been on my mind every step I have taken here. I love you all, and will continue to strive for greatness. Blessed and honored #MissMissouri.

Davis will receive a $25,000 scholarship for winning second prize at the Miss America beauty pageant.

But as far as the mainstream media is concerned, her answer on questions of Trump-Russia collusion take first place.

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