Kristen Dalton, 22, of Wilmington, North Carolina, reacts after it is announced that she will be crowned Miss USA 2009.
MISS CONGENIALITY USA(TM) Award: Miss Wyoming USA, Cynthia Pate was awarded a $1,000 cash award. The award reflects the respect and admiration of the delegate's peers, who voted for her as the most congenial, charismatic and inspirational participant. She was awarded a $1,000 cash prize.
The MISS USA(R) 2009 prize package includes: the official Miss USA Diamond Nexus Labs custom designed tiara; 2 year scholarship from The New York Film Academy; custom evening wear wardrobe by Carlos Alberto Haute Couture; cosmetics from Darac Beauty; a shoe wardrobe from Nina Footwear; year supply of CHI hair care products and tools from Farouk Systems; swimsuit wardrobe from Jessica Simpson Swimwear; luxury accommodations in a New York City apartment for the duration of her reign, including living expenses; a year-long salary as Miss USA; personal appearance wardrobe and stylist consultations and the opportunity to represent the USA at the 2009 Miss Universe pageant on August 23, 2009 at Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.
The MISS UNIVERSE(R), MISS USA(R) and MISS TEEN USA(R) Pageants are a Donald J. Trump and NBC Universal joint venture. Utilizing its nationwide grass roots infrastructure, the Miss Universe Organization is committed to increasing awareness of breast and ovarian cancers. By forging relationships with organizations committed to research and education, such as Susan G. Komen for the Cure and Gilda's Club, Miss USA is armed to educate women today.
First Runner Up: Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean will assume
the duties of MISS USA 2009 if the titleholder
is named MISS UNIVERSE 2009 or for some reason
cannot fulfill her duties.
Second Runner Up: Miss Arizona USA, Alicia-Monique Blanco
Rest of Top Five: Miss Utah USA, Laura Kirilova Chukanov
Miss Kentucky USA, Maria Elizabeth Montgomery
Rest of Top Ten: Miss Arkansas USA, Chanley Painter
Miss West Virginia USA, Jessi Pierson
Miss Tennessee USA, Kristen Motil
Miss Texas USA, Brooke Daniels
Miss South Carolina USA, Stephanie Smith
Rest of Top Fifteen: Miss Connecticut USA, Monica Mary Pietrzak
Miss Idaho USA, Melissa Weber
Miss Georgia USA, Kimberly Gittings
Miss Minnesota USA, Erica Nego
Miss Virginia USA, Maegan Elizabeth Phillips