Beautiful Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA 2009 at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday (April 19). The first runner-up was Miss California USA Carrie Prejean of San Diego and the second runner-up was Miss Arizona USA Alicia-Monique Blanco of Phoenix.
The 21 year-old Kristen is an aspiring motivational speaker and entertainer from Wilmington, and comes from a family with a pageant tradition: her mother was Miss North Carolina USA 1982 and her sister was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008.
Some people said she had connections and that made her get the title. I think she won it fairly, it's a very beautiful girl.
Some of her pictures: