PHOTO! Catch pictures of the new Miss America 2009 Winner! Mario Lopez hosts Miss America 2009. Beauty queens for 2009 will be voted on by a television audience.
UPDATE! THE WINNER IS …KATIE STAM!
Katie Stam Miss Indiana is now Miss America 2009. Stam won the Miss America competition moments ago in Las Vegas.
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Original Story below ..
Miss America will be feature 4 beauty queens voted into the top 15 by tv viewers during a segment called “Miss America: Countdown to the Crown.”
Says TLC, the broadcaster of Miss America, in a statement:
“As viewers watch ‘Miss America: Reality Check’ they’ll get to know the contestants in a way that they never have before. The entire competition becomes more relevant to today’s audience as they vote and root for their favorites at the live finale.”
“… America is going to have a much greater impact than they’ve ever had before. We thought it would be great to really make the whole scheme of the reality show about America getting to know these women and letting them focus in on the women they would vote into the finals.”
Catch the show tonight on TLC.
HERE ARE THE TOP 12
Four Chosen By Viewers:
Miss South Dakota Alexandra Hoffman, Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman, Miss Indiana Katie Stam and Miss Alabama Amanda Tapley.
Chosen by Judges: Miss Hawaii Nicole Fox, Miss Michigan Ashlee Baracy, Miss District of Columbia Kate Marie Grinold, Miss Iowa Olivia Myers, Miss New York Leigh-Taylor Smith, Miss California Jackie Geist, Miss Florida Sierra Minott and Miss Tennessee Ellen Carrington.
AND THEN HERE ARE THE TOP 10 FINALISTS:
All of the above with the exception of Hoffman and Tapley quickly eliminated.