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The Jan. 24 live telecast of the Miss America pageant drew 3.5 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research data. The pageant telecast, in which Miss Indiana Katie Stam won the 88-year old pageant's title, was the second-most viewed on cable, behind last year's Miss America Live! event on TLC, which averaged 3.6 million viewers. The show was the most-watched show on cable for the night among adults 18 to 49 (1.73 million viewers), women 18 to 49 (1.2 million), adults 18 to 34 (977,000 viewers) and women 18 to 34 (714,000).
26 January 2009
Seymour Daily Tribune
Less than 24 hours after realizing her dream - being named Miss America 2009 Saturday night - 22-year-old Katie Stam of Seymour was dreaming big again Sunday and urging young girls everywhere to dream big too.
Upon arrival in New York City today, she will begin a whirlwind tour of public appearances and photo shoots, embarking on her year-long reign as America's newest sweetheart.
"It's just thrilling," she said Sunday from an airport. "All of my dreams are coming true." "Any kind of positive emotion you can think of is coursing through my body right now," Stam added.
She was the talk at churches, diners and seemingly everywhere across Jackson County on Sunday. Local businesses quickly put up signs congratulating Stam and showing their pride for one of their own.
With the title of Miss America, Katie will be the official ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network as well as ZeroSmoke, a program to help people stop smoking. Not one to set small goals, Katie said Sunday she would like to meet with President Barack Obama to help her spread the word about the importance of community service.
"He has a strong voice for getting involved in community issues," she said. "It would be great to do a program and public service announcement with him to get more people to take part in their communities. It's all about helping each other, and I'm really looking forward to getting the opportunity to promote that on a national level."
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20 January 2009
All of pageantdom is well aware of the news that Kelli McCarty, Miss USA 1991, has become a film porn star at the age of 39, her new film is called "Faithless." She hails from Liberal, Kansas, and we guess they really are liberal there. Not to be outdone, let us hark back to the 1950's to the infamously dethroned Miss USA 1957, Leona Gage of Maryland. We came upon this rare photo of Leona, who went on to become a stripper. Here she is performing at the "Follies Burlesque" in Los Angeles.
19 January 2009
John Abraham and Bispasha Basu do more slumdogging
18 January 2009
(Miss USA 1996 is a year - among a handful - for which Prof. Chandni does not say, "She was robbed..." about the first runner-up)