Miss Indiana Katie Stam was crowned Miss America 2009 recently at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. She looked absolutely stunning in a black bikini during the swimsuit round of the peagent. See the photos and a video of the beautiful lady here.

Katie Stam

“I literally saw this girl who’s living out her wildest dream,” Stam said, but that view changed as she aged. “As soon as I found out the job description of Miss America, it only attracted me further.”

The 22-year-old University of Indianapolis student is all set to start her role as the country’s most beautiful woman. She flew to New York yesterday and will be briefing the media over there. She did a fabulous job bringing the peagent title to Indiana for the first time in over 88 years by beating other 51 contestants.

“My state deserves it,” said Stam, whose hometown is Seymour.

Katie also earned a $50,000 scholarship and will be spending the year traveling and visiting various countries. Miss Georgia Chasity Hardman finished as the first runner-up.

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Photos: wenn.com