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Miss America 2009

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Miss America
Date of Event: 24 Jan 2009 - 24 Jan 2009
Event Location: Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, NV, USA
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Miss America 2009 Contestants


Jackie Geist


Sierra Minott


Leigh-Taylor Smith


Olivia Myers


Chastity Hardman

Pageant Information

Miss America 2009 is Katie Stam!

The Top 5 finalists at the Miss America 2009 pageant were:

First Runner-Up- Chastity Hardman
Second Runner-Up- Olivia Myers
Third Runner-Up- Leigh-Taylor Smith
Fourth Runner-Up- Sierra Minot

The Top 15 at the Miss America 2009 pageants were:
California - Jackie Geist
Tennessee - Ellen Carrington
District of Columbia - Kate Grinold
Hawaii - Nicole Fox
Michigan - Ashlee Baracy
Arkansas - Ashlen Batson
Kentucky - Emily Cox
Alabama - Amanda Tapley (America's Choice)
Delaware - Galen Giaccone
South Dakota - Alexandra Hoffman (America's Choice)

Lifestyle and Fitness Preliminary Awards:
Indiana - Katie Stam
Mississippi - Christine Kozlowski
New York - Leigh-Taylor Smith

Talent Preliminary Awards:
Delaware - Galen Giaccone
Georgia - Chastity Hardman
Vermont - Ashley Wheeler

Quality of Life Awards:
Winner: Kentucky - Emily Cox
1st Runner-Up: Michigan - Ashlee Baracy
2nd Runner-Up: Alabama - Amanda Tapley
Hawaii - Nicole Fox
Indiana - Katie Stam
North Carolina - Amanda Watson
Rhode Island - Francesca Simone
Virginia - Tara Wheeler

Miss Congeniality: Texas - Rebecca Robinson

Non-finalist Talent:
Arizona - Erin Nurss
Pennsylvania - Kendria Perry
South Carolina - Anna Perry
Utah - Kayla Barclay
Vermont - Ashley Wheeler

Final night judges were: Paige Adams-Geller, Laura Bell Bundy, Nicole Johnson, Cullen Jones, Beth Klein, and Ken Pavés.

82nd Miss America Pageant, Aired by TLC.
The pageant was Held on January 24th, 2009 at the Theatre for the Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada.
The fourth time the pageant was held outside of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Four contestants were awarded the "Golden Sash" on the TLC Series. "Countdown to the Crown". They were Katie Stam, Miss America 2009, Miss Georgia Chastity Hardman, 1st runner-up as well as Miss Alabama, Amanda Tapley and Miss South Dakota, Alexandra Hoffman, who both placed in the Top 15.
Miss Colorado, Jamie Dukehart-Conti, was a cheerleader for the Denver Broncos.
Miss Georgia, Chastity Hardman, Second African-American to represent Georgia at Miss America. She was 1st runner-up and won a Preliminary Talent Award.
Miss Minnesota, Angela McDermott, Performed the National Anthem at the Opening of the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minnesota.

Miss Nevada, Julianna Erdesz went on to win Miss Nevada USA 2010.

Miss South Dakota, Alexandra Hoffman, was Miss South Dakota USA 2006.
Miss Wyoming, Courtney Gifford, was Miss Wyoming's Outstanding Teen 2005 and Miss Wyoming USA 2013.

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