Beauties vie for Miss America crown in Las Vegas

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 Beauties vie for Miss America crown in Las Vegas
LAS VEGAS (AP) – In ball gowns, blue jeans and bikinis, 52 young women were set to compete for the Miss America 2009 title, capping a mini-reality series on pageant prep work and a week of preliminary competition.

The winner will be crowned by reigning Miss America Kirsten Haglund of Michigan and take home a $50,000 scholarship before embarking on a year of travel and public appearances. The pageant airs live on TLC at 8 p.m. EST Saturday from the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
The gold sash winners voted on by viewers are: Miss Alabama Amanda Tapley, Miss California Jackie Geist, Miss Delaware Galen Giaccone, Miss Florida Sierra Minott, Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman, Miss Hawaii Nicole Fox, Miss Idaho Elise Davis, Miss Indiana Katie Stam, Miss Iowa Olivia Myers, Miss Kansas Emily Deaver, Miss Ohio Karissa Renee Martin, Miss South Dakota Alexandra Hoffman, Miss Texas Rebecca Robinson, Miss Virgin Islands Shamika Thomas and Miss Wisconsin Briana Lipor.
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New pics 2009 Miss Mexico Universe and Miss Mexico World

Karla Maria Carrillo Gonzalez was crowned the new Nuestra Belleza Mexico 2008 or Miss Mexico Universe 2009. She will represent her country in Miss Universe 2009 Beauty Pageant.

Perla Judith Beltrán Acosta was crowned the new Nuestra Belleza Mundo Mexico 2008 or Miss Mexico World 2009. She will represent her country in Miss World 2009 Beauty Pageant.


RH: Karla Maria Carrillo Gonzalez (Miss Mexico Universe 2009)

LH: Perla Judith Beltran Acosta (Miss Mexico World 2009)
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Strip Scribbles: 2009 Miss America Pageant judge is at work on new Las Vegas salon and spa

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Hollywood celebrity hairstylist Ken Paves has a double agenda during his visit to Las Vegas as a judge of the 2009 Miss America Pageant. Ken’s about to open with Nicole Oden the new Eleven Spa at Town Square. It’s a 20,000-sqare-foot facility opposite McCarran Airport at the south end of the Strip, and it comes complete with its own helipad to fly in top-notch celebrity clientele! Eleven Spa will offer treatments in 28 rooms with six makeup stations and a full-service Ken Paves salon. In Beverly Hills, Ken tends the tresses of stars such as Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria.

The judges of the 2009 Miss America Pageant, from left: Laura Bell Bundy, Nicole Johnson, Paige Adams-Geller, Cullen Jones Jr., Beth Klein, Jim Moret and Ken Paves.

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Indiana student ill, but wins Miss America crown

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Jan 24th, 2009 | LAS VEGAS — Katie Stam of Indiana was crowned Miss America on Saturday night, fighting off a throat infection, laryngitis and 51 other contestants to win the 88-year-old pageant.

The 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student became the first Miss America winner from the Hoosier State. She drew loud applause for her rendition of “Via Dolorosa” during the talent portion of the beauty pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.

Stam said she had trouble sleeping one night this week while she took prescription medicine to fight the infection, but got her voice back by Thursday.

“I was feeling like myself again — I will never take my health for granted,” she said.

TLC also had some fun with the cliches of pageants past. For example, in its scorecard for home viewers posted online, it asked viewers to count the number of mentions of world peace and to name the contestant with best spray tan.

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Katie Stam (Photos, Video) Miss America 2009 Winner

Who won the crown and took home the title of Miss America?  As the old son gioes, There she is Miss America. This year it is the adorable Katie Stam (more photos and video linked below)  The stunning Midwestern girl is Miss Indiana as well and now she has trimphed over the other 51 beauty queens vying for the title to land at the top of the heap and Katie Stam is now wearing the crown. There she is.

Katie Stam: Miss America 2009 Winner
Katie Stam: Miss America 2009 Winner

The beauty pageant was broadcast on TLC on Saturday night and was broadcast live from the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas  The prize for the brunette beauty $50,000 scholarship before embarking on a year of travel and public appearances.
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Miss America 2009 Swimsuit Competition Photos

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The 2009 Miss America Pageant airs live tonight on TLC at 8 p.m. EST from the Planet Hollywood

Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
 

52 young women will be competing for the coveted title of the 88-year-old pageant. The winner will be crowned by reigning Miss America Kirsten Haglund of Michigan and take home a $50,000 scholarship.

 
This year’s panel of seven esteemed judges includes Laure Bell Bundy – a Broadway star, Paige Adams-Geller – a renowned denim designer, Nicole Johnson – a Miss America-turned-philanthropist, Cullen Jones – an Olympic gold medalist, Beth Klein – a casting genius, Jim Moret – a celebrated entertainment news reporter and anchor, and Ken Paves – the hottest hairdresser in Hollywood.

Miss America

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Miss America 2009 Swimsuit Competition Photos

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The 2009 Miss America Pageant airs live tonight on TLC at 8 p.m. EST from the Planet Hollywood

Resort & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
 

52 young women will be competing for the coveted title of the 88-year-old pageant. The winner will be crowned by reigning Miss America Kirsten Haglund of Michigan and take home a $50,000 scholarship.

 
This year’s panel of seven esteemed judges includes Laure Bell Bundy – a Broadway star, Paige Adams-Geller – a renowned denim designer, Nicole Johnson – a Miss America-turned-philanthropist, Cullen Jones – an Olympic gold medalist, Beth Klein – a casting genius, Jim Moret – a celebrated entertainment news reporter and anchor, and Ken Paves – the hottest hairdresser in Hollywood.

Miss America

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