Miss North Carolina becomes Miss USA 2009

April 20th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by Amrit Rashmisrisethi  

Miss America 2009On Sunday, Miss North Carolina USA Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA 2009. Challenging the 50 other beauty queens in the live pageant televised from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

The 21-year-old aspiring motivational speaker edged out first runner-up Miss California USA Carrie Prejean and second runner-up Miss Arizona USA Alicia-Monique Blanco.

Contestants from all 50 states and the District of Columbia competed in the pageant, aired live on NBC.

The top 15 contestants worked the stage in white string bikinis designed by pop star Jessica Simpson’s swimwear line. Rocker Kevin Rudolf performed his song ‘Let it Rock,’ followed by The Veronicas, who performed their single ‘Untouched’ as the top 10 beauties showed off their choice of glittering evening gowns.

Ms Dalton’s title comes with a year’s use of a New York apartment, a public relations team, a two-year scholarship at the New York Film Academy and an undisclosed salary.

In August, Dalton will go to the Bahamas to compete in the Miss Universe pageant, where the American beauties haven’t been lucky in recent years. Both Miss USA 2008 Crystle Stewart and her predecessor, Rachel Smith, fell on stage during the evening gown competition, becoming accidental YouTube stars.

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