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Indiana Takes Miss America, A First

By Tim State in News on Jan 25, 2009 3:52PM

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Indiana took the prize in Las Vegas last night, winning the 88th Miss American Pageant was Miss Indiana Katie Stam. Last night's win represents the first Miss America from Indiana. Stam won, despite having a case of laryngitis. She is a native of Seymour, and is attending the University of Indianapolis.

During the interview, Stam discussed the definition of glamour: “That beauty that you feel on the inside, it's that confidence, that radiance inside of you, that's what glamour is.”

Stam receives $50,000 in scholarship money, which she will put towards her bachelor’s degree in Communications.

The first runner-up was Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman. If that’s not a pageant name, then we don’t know what is. [Trib]