Ringling Bros. Circus Announce First Female Ringmaster

Kristen Michelle Wilson will be the first woman to hold the position in the circus' 146-year history after beating out 100 applicants.
1:39 | 12/16/16

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And finally tonight, the greatest show on Earth just got greater. ??? ??? Ringling brothers and Barnum & Bailey circus has reached a new height, this time announcing their first female ring master in its 146-year history. ??? ??? Kristin Michelle Wilson is seeing the world after out-performing a hundred applicants from all over the country, who also auditioned for the job. That's really one of the best things about being a ring master, you get to be yourself, but you get to be the grandest version of yourself. But the 35-year-old Florida native never clowned around about her circus prospects. Aiming high and always shooting towards her dream. Ever since I was a child, I have loved performing and entertaining, so to join the greatest show on Earth is truly just the biggest thrill of my life. Replacing former ring master David shipman. And taking her place as the 39th ring master in ringling history. ??? ??? the greatest show on Earth ??? Reporter: She's singing and presenting some of the most daring acts across the globe. But her first performance next year will be in her hometown of Orlando. Ringling made big changes, from dropping elephants, to the first female ring master, backed by a crew of daring trapeze swingers, tiger tamers, and high-flying acrobats. She's sure to be a tough act to follow. Kristen's success reminded us tonight of the power of dreams. It was first lady Eleanor Roosevelt who said the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Thank you for watching ABC news

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