Miss Wisconsin Wins Miss America Pageant

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2012 Miss America Pageant
Hope Anderson, Miss Louisiana, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Hailey Best, Miss North Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Noelle Freeman, Miss California, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Noelle Freeman, Miss California, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Hailey Best, Miss North Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Hope Anderson, Miss Louisiana, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Elizabeth Crot, Miss Virginia, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Kendall Morris, Miss Texas, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Jessica Pray, Miss Iowa, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Kristina Janolo, Miss Florida, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Bree Boyce, Miss South Carolina, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Thompson went on to be named the first runner-up.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
The top five finalists in the 2012 Miss America Pageant (L-R) Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, and Noelle Freeman, Miss California, hold hands as they await the announcement of the winner at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler was crowned the new Miss America and Thompson was named the first runner-up.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, hold hands as they await the announcement of the winner during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler was crowned the new Miss America and Thompson was named the first runner-up.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan (R) crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler (C), Miss Wisconsin, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, speaks during a news conference after she was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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2012 Miss America Pageant
Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, poses during a news conference after she was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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