Email Before the patented wave and the "Here she comes But seriously, after I watched this weekend's show, I was left scratching my head to wonder Why are there only, like, five swimsuit choices for something contestants? Seriously, if we're in the business of showing off our swimwear here, can't we get a little more creative?
Seymour's Katie Stam wins Miss America - - 13 WTHR Indianapolis
The Associated Press In ball gowns, blue jeans and bikinis, 52 young women took to the stage Saturday to compete for the Miss America title. But only one beauty took the crown — Miss Indiana Katie Stam. While accepting her new position from host Mario Lopez and Miss America Kirsten Haglund of Michigan, Stam shared her glory with fellow contestants. The year-old University of Indianapolis student battled a throat infection and laryngitis throughout the week but still drew loud applause for her rendition of "Via Dolorosa" during the talent competition.
The Seymour native also strutted onstage in a black bikini and an off-the-shoulder, white lace evening gown. During the interview portion of the competition she decried the use of performance-enhancing drugs among professional athletes and discussed the definition of glamour. She began competing in pageants at age The 52 young women took to the stage in blue jeans, bikinis and ballgowns following a mini-reality series on pageant prep work and a week of preliminary competition. After an opening dance number and the traditional parade of states, judges and fans immediately trimmed the field to 15 finalists.
Jan 24th, - Jan 25th, - 5: Stam said she had trouble sleeping one night during the week while she took prescription medicine to fight the infection, but had her voice back by Thursday. The Seymour native strutted onstage in a black bikini and an off-the-shoulder, white lace evening gown. During the interview portion of the competition she decried the use of performance-enhancing drugs among professional athletes and discussed the definition of glamour.
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