Who Won the 2009 Miss America Pageant?
Date:Jan 24, 2009
Venue:Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, NV
Runner Up:Chastity Hardman (Miss Georgia)
Misc:Host: Mario Lopez
The 84th Miss America pageant was held January 24, 2009 at the Planet Hollywood Resort in Las Vegas. Katie Stam, Miss Indiana, was crowned Miss America 2009.
Before the national telecast each of the contestants participated in preliminary competitions, which narrowed the number of contestants to fifteen.
The top fifteen then competed in a swimsuit competition. The top twelve then competed in an evening gown competition. Two more were cut and the top ten went on to a talent competition. Finally the top seven each answered a random question posed by a viewer.
Miss America 2009 Results:
WINNER: Katie Stam (Miss Indiana)
First Runner-Up: Chastity Hardman (Miss Georgia)
Second Runner-Up: Olivia Myers (Miss Iowa)
Third Runner-Up: Leigh-Taylor Smith (Miss New York)
Fourth Runner-Up: Sierra Minott (Miss Florida)
Top 7: Jackie Geist (Miss California), Ellen Carrington (Miss Tennessee)
Top 10: Kate Grinold (Miss District of Columbia), Nicole Fox (Miss Hawaii), Ashlee Baracy (Miss Michigan)
Top 12: Ashlen Batson (Miss Arkansas), Emily Cox (Miss Kentucky)
Top 15: Amanda Tapley (Miss Alabama), Galen Giaccone (Miss Delaware), Alexandra Hoffman (Miss South Dakota)