Miss Indiana, Katie Stam Crowned Miss America

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Katie Stam was crowned Miss America for 2009 on Saturday night. Didn’t know that the Miss America Pageant was still around? Neither did I.

On TLC’s website, Katie lists her passions as promoting community service and involvement and says that her scholastic ambition is to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication. Her career ambition is to be become a television news reporter and anchor.

Katie says that she’s family-oriented and wishes to travel the world and experience different cultures and learn different languages. She says, “I’m just a small town, country girl, who is passionate, dedicated, and full of life.”

Bonus: Here’s Katie singing along with Johnny Rodgers for a song called, “Let’s Make A Date” that he wrote for Liza Minnelli.

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Does Miss America need a makeover?

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Around 10 p.m. yesterday, my roommate and I suddenly realized that we had completely missed the 2009 Miss America Pageant.

We looked at each other, shrugged, and got on with what we were doing.

Okay, okay. I know it’s a scholarship pageant, and that the Miss America Organization gives out millions of dollars to young women who compete in the local, state and national competitions each year. AND that Miss America travels the world promoting a social issue of her choice after winning the crown.

Or worse, does the explosion of totally bizarre reality TV programs — where girls claw each other over getting to be Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua-carrying new best friend, or men and women duke it out to win a “shot at love” with bi-sexual internet sensation Tila Tequila — does the popularity of these programs mean Miss America is just not insane enough?

That’s just one theory.

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Does Miss America need a makeover?

miss america katie stam

Around 10 p.m. yesterday, my roommate and I suddenly realized that we had completely missed the 2009 Miss America Pageant.

We looked at each other, shrugged, and got on with what we were doing.

Okay, okay. I know it’s a scholarship pageant, and that the Miss America Organization gives out millions of dollars to young women who compete in the local, state and national competitions each year. AND that Miss America travels the world promoting a social issue of her choice after winning the crown.

Or worse, does the explosion of totally bizarre reality TV programs — where girls claw each other over getting to be Paris Hilton’s Chihuahua-carrying new best friend, or men and women duke it out to win a “shot at love” with bi-sexual internet sensation Tila Tequila — does the popularity of these programs mean Miss America is just not insane enough?

That’s just one theory.

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Work of being Miss America lured winner to crown

clipped from www.salon.com

Jan 25th, 2009 | LAS VEGAS — Katie Stam always dreamed of becoming Miss America, but she bypassed the kiddie pageants and waited until she was more mature and sure of herself. Her view of Miss America changed in that time too, and made her want her new title even more.

A day after Stam was crowned Miss America 2009, she told The Associated Press that as a little girl, she considered Miss America more of a figure than a full-fledged job.

“I literally saw this girl who’s living out her wildest dream,” Stam said, but that view changed as she aged. “As soon as I found out the job description of Miss America, it only attracted me further.”

The platform for the 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student is community service, and she says she’s eager to start in that role. She planned to fly to New York later Sunday for a series of media interviews about her win.

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Miss America Evening Wear….Vegas Style

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The 2009 Miss America pageant was held in Las Vegas over the weekend (that’s the winner on the right, Katie Stam from Indiana). Is it just us, or did a lot of the girls’ evening dresses resemble showgirl dresses? What’s with all the slits?! We weren’t that impressed. What do you think of the sequined look?

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Katie Stam – Miss America – Today Show (Video)

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to Katie Stam

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to Katie Stam about being crowned 2009’s Miss America.

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Katie Stam – Miss America – Today Show (Video)

Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to Katie Stam

TODAY’s Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford talk to Katie Stam about being crowned 2009’s Miss America.

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‘A Brand-New Miss America’

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Monologue

Did you know this? We have a brand-new Miss America, Katie Stam, from Indiana. They choose Miss America based on personality, how the young woman looks in a swimsuit, and how she looks in evening gowns. That is the competition. It’s the same way that John McCain chooses a running mate.

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Miss America shares her platform, goals

clipped from www.wishtv.com
INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indiana’s own Katie Stam is wowing the country as the new Miss America.

Monday was a media blitz in New York City. The Seymour-native said it was her first time there.

The University of Indianapolis senior started her reign Saturday night when she beat out 51 other women for the crown. She’ll spend the year traveling the country.

24-Hour News 8 Anchor Joy Dumandan spoke with Miss America Tuesday morning about her platform and her big goals.
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Miss Ohio preliminaries


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