Kristen Dalton was crowned the new Miss USA 2009

Miss North Carolina, Kristen Dalton was crowned as the new Miss USA 2009 which was held last Sunday, April 19 at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Crystle Stewart, Miss USA 2008 crowned her successor.

Watch the top 5 finalists answer thier final question:

Watch the crowning of the new Miss USA 2009

Kristen is 21 year old and an aspiring motivational speaker from Wilmington. She will now compete representing her country at the Miss Universe 2009 Pageant to be held in Nassau, Bahamas on August 23.

Close to the Miss USA 2009 title was the 1st run-up, Miss California, Carrie Prejean. 2nd run-up went to Alicia-Monique Blanco, Miss Arizona. Named as the 3rd run-up was Miss Utah, Laura Kirilova Chukanov. While the 4th run-up was Miss Kentucky, Maria Elizabeth Montgomery.

Special awards was also given. Miss Congeniality as chosen by the other delegates goes to Miss Wyoming, Cynthia Pate. Chosen by the viewers online was Miss Photogenic, Miss West Virginia, Jessi Pierson.

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