April 20, 2009
Miss North Carolina crowned Miss USA
Miss North Carolina USA title winner Kristen Dalton has been crowned Miss USA 2009.
My Name is Earl star Nadine Velazquez and Billy Bush of
Access Hollywood were the hosts of the 58th annual Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas Sunday. The pageant was televised live on NBC.
Throughout Sunday's two-hour event, the contestants competed in three categories: swimsuit, evening gown and interview.
The first runner-up was Miss California USA Carrie Prejean, and the second runner-up was Miss Arizona USA Alicia-Monique Blanco.
Rounding out the top tier were Miss Utah USA Laura Kirilova Chukanov, and Miss Kentucky USA Maria Elizabeth Montgomery.