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PHOTOS: 2012 Miss America

1:51 PM, Jan 15, 2012   |    comments
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being named one of the top 15 finalists during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma react as Kaeppeler is named the new Miss America and Thompson the first runner-up during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (C), Miss Wisconsin, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Dancer and pageant judge Mark Ballas (L) poses with Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, at a news conference after Kaeppeler was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan (R) crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (C), Miss Wisconsin, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma react as Kaeppeler is named the new Miss America and Thompson the first runner-up during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma react as Kaeppeler is named the new Miss America and Thompson the first runner-up during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, poses during a news conference after she was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thompson went on to be named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, poses during a news conference after she was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (C), Miss Wisconsin, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thompson went on to be named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hailey Best, Miss North Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Noelle Freeman, Miss California, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hope Anderson, Miss Louisiana, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hailey Best, Miss North Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Erin Hatley, Miss Tennessee, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Courtney Porter, Miss Alabama, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Noelle Freeman, Miss California, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Erin Hatley, Miss Tennessee, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois, reacts after being named a top 13 finalist following the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: The top five finalists in the 2012 Miss America Pageant (L-R) Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, and Noelle Freeman, Miss California, hold hands as they await the announcement of the winner at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler was crowned the new Miss America and Thompson was named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Get
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Bree Boyce, Miss South Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Television personality Brooke Burke Charvet (C) stands with contestants as she hosts the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma react as Kaeppeler is named the new Miss America and Thompson the first runner-up during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hope Anderson, Miss Louisiana, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma react as Kaeppeler is named the new Miss America and Thompson the first runner-up during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Courtney Porter, Miss Alabama, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Jessica Pray, Miss Iowa, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Kendall Morris, Miss Texas, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Jessica Pray, Miss Iowa, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Kristina Janolo, Miss Florida, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Bree Boyce, Miss South Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Kristina Janolo, Miss Florida, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Kendall Morris, Miss Texas, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Elizabeth Crot, Miss Virginia, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Elizabeth Crot, Miss Virginia, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
  • LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
    
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