Miss Wisconsin Wins Miss America Pageant

Sunday, January 15th, 2012 at 9:44 am

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler can now add another title to her name: Miss America.

The 23-year-old from Kenosha, Wisconsin won the Miss America pageant Saturday in Las Vegas. By winning the pageant, Kaeppeler won a $50,000 scholarship and will be Miss America for the next year. She will also spend the next year touring the country to speak to different groups and raising money for the Children’s Miracle Network, the Miss America Organization’s official charity.

Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson came in second, while Miss New York Kaitlyn Monte placed third.

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