Sunday, January 15, 2012
Miss Wisconsin Is Crowned As Miss America 2012!
Laura Kaeppeler is the new Miss America. She won the pageant crown, and the $50,000 prize. When asked whether pageant contestants should share their political beliefs, she had this to say: "Miss America represents everyone, so I think the message to political candidates is that they represent everyone as well. In these economic times, we need to be looking forward to what America needs, and I think Miss America needs to represent all.” Miss Oklahoma, Betty Thompson, was second, and Miss New York, Kaitlyn Monte, came in third. Her plans for her time with the crown are to mentor kids whose parents are in jail because her own father was in prison for 18 months due to mail fraud. Congratulations to her!