Miss Indiana, Katie Stam is the new Miss America 2009

Katie Stam, a 22 year-old stunner from Indianapolis, Indiana won the title of Miss America 2009. She was crowned by the last year's winner Kirsten Haglund of Michigan.

Stam is a student of University of Indianapolis taking up Major in Communications, she plans to work in television news someday.

Katie battled a throat infection and laryngitis throughout the week of Miss America Competition but still drew loud applause for her rendition of "Via Dolorosa" during the talent round.

The new beauty queen started joining pageants at the early age of 15. She is a former Miss Kentuckiana Teen 2002, Indiana's Junior Miss 2005 and 2nd runner up at America's Junior Miss 2005 before being crowned the new Miss America 2009.

1st run-up - Miss Georgia, Chastity Hardman
2nd run-up - Miss Iowa, Olivia Myers
3rd run-up - Leigh Taylor-Smith
4th run-up - Sierra Minott

Official Candidates:   Page 1   Page 2   Page 3
Preliminary Awards:   January 20   January 21   January 22
Winners:   Top 15   Top 12   Top 10   Top 7


"To God be the Glory".