ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The newly crowned Miss America wants the two leading presidential candidates to know that "compromise" is not a dirty word.

Miss Arkansas Savvy Shields won the Miss America pageant Sunday night in Atlantic City, and it didn't take long for her to voice her opinion about the presidential race.

Shields was asked during her onstage interview what she thought of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. She answered that while both Clinton and Republican Donald Trump have done a good job thus far, "they also need to watch what they're doing."

Afterward, she told reporters that she wants both candidates to focus on compromise.

Shields topped a field of 52 contestants to win the crown and the title of Miss America 2017, succeeding the outgoing Miss America Betty Cantrell.