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Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA '09

Movies | | April 21, 2009, 1:04 pm
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In this image provided by the Miss Universe Organization Maria Elizabeth Montgomery, Miss Kentucky USA 2009; Kristen Motil, Miss Tennessee USA 2009; Laura Kirilova Chukanov, Miss Utah USA 2009; Christy Lynn Dunn, Miss New Hampshire USA 2009; and Bianca Matamoros-Koonce, Miss New Mexico USA 2009 greet Donald Trump during a break in rehearsals Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Theater of Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

In this image provided by the Miss Universe Organization Maria Elizabeth Montgomery, Miss Kentucky USA 2009; Kristen Motil, Miss Tennessee USA 2009; Laura Kirilova Chukanov, Miss Utah USA 2009; Christy Lynn Dunn, Miss New Hampshire USA 2009; and Bianca Matamoros-Koonce, Miss New Mexico USA 2009 greet Donald Trump during a break in rehearsals Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Theater of Performing Arts at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.

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Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton competes in the swimsuit competition.

Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton competes in the swimsuit competition.

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The final five Miss USA candidates await the announcement of the fourth runner-up during the 2009 Miss USA Pageant Sunday April 19, 2009, in Las Vegas.

The final five Miss USA candidates await the announcement of the fourth runner-up during the 2009 Miss USA Pageant Sunday April 19, 2009, in Las Vegas.

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Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton competes in the evening gown competition.

Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton competes in the evening gown competition.

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Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton competes in the swimsuit competition during the Miss USA Pageant

Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton competes in the swimsuit competition during the Miss USA Pageant

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Contestants perform during the Miss USA Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19, 2009.

Contestants perform during the Miss USA Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19, 2009.

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The 22-year-old aspiring motivational speaker and entertainer from Wilmington edged out first runner-up Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, of San Diego, and second runner-up Miss Arizona USA Alicia-Monique Blanco of Phoenix.

The 22-year-old aspiring motivational speaker and entertainer from Wilmington edged out first runner-up Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, of San Diego, and second runner-up Miss Arizona USA Alicia-Monique Blanco of Phoenix.

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Recording artist Kevin Rudolf performs during the Miss USA Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 19, 2009. <br><br> Contestants from left are: Miss Maryland Gabrielle Carlson, Miss District of Columbia Nicole White, Miss Wisconsin Alexandra Wehrley and Miss Maine Ashley T Underwood

Recording artist Kevin Rudolf performs during the Miss USA Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada April 19, 2009.

Contestants from left are: Miss Maryland Gabrielle Carlson, Miss District of Columbia Nicole White, Miss Wisconsin Alexandra Wehrley and Miss Maine Ashley T Underwood

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Miss North Carolina Dalton reacts after being crowned Miss USA 2009 in Las Vegas.

Miss North Carolina Dalton reacts after being crowned Miss USA 2009 in Las Vegas.