Age: 23

Hometown: Bismarck, North Dakota

Platform Issue: A Make-A-Wish Passion with Fashion

Talent: Self-Choreographed Jazz Dance to “The Way You Make Me Feel”

College Major: Business, Entrepreneurship, and Organizations

Scholastic Ambition: To attend law school and obtain a Juris Doctorate.

Secret Wish or Dream: To become the first elected female Governor of North Dakota.

My Interesting Fact: I am related to Victoria Claflin Woodhull — the first woman to run for U.S. President, the first woman to operate a brokerage firm on Wall Street, and one of the first females to found a newspaper. Since it runs in the family, what will be my first?

Bio: Cara Mund is an Ivy League Honors Graduate from Brown University headed to law school. At age 14, Cara founded North Dakota’s Annual Make-A-Wish Fashion Show. For 10 years, Cara has brightened 23 Wish Kids’ lives, became a “Certified Wish Granter,” and raised over $78,500 for Make-A-Wish. In 2011, President Barack Obama recognized Cara’s charitable efforts. Cara is a national dance champion and trained four summers with the Radio City Rockettes. Cara’s recent work in the United States Senate and her passion for helping others ignited her own wish — to become the first Miss America from North Dakota.