Congratulations Miss USA 2009!
On April 19, 2009 Kristen Dalton was crowned Miss USA. Kristen Dalton is from Wilmington, North Carolina, and she was representing her home state as Miss North Carolina in the Miss USA Pageant.
Kristen Dalton won the Miss North Carolina USA 2009 title in the state pageant held in November of 2008. Previously, she had also placed first runner-up in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2005 pageant.
Exciting as it is, Kristen Dalton’s new title as Miss USA 2009 should have come as no surprise to her family who is experienced in the life of pageantry. Kristen Dalton’s mother, Jeannie Boger, was Miss North Carolina USA in 1982. Kristen’s two sisters have also had several pageant experiences. Her younger sister, Julia Dalton won Miss North Carolina Teen USA in 2008 and placed as second runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2008. The oldest Dalton sister, Kenzie Dalton competed in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant and placed first runner-up.
Kristen Dalton made history as the second Miss North Carolina titleholder ever to win the Miss USA title. She won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the final Miss USA pageant. Kirsten Dalton, Miss USA 2009, will represent the United States in the Miss Universe 2009 pageant to be held at the Atlantis Resort in the Bahamas.
While Kristen Dalton is honored to have been selected as Miss USA 2009, pageantry is not the only part of this beautiful young woman’s life. Education and leadership is also an important part of Miss USA 2009’s life. Kristen graduated from Hoggard High School and attended East Carolina University in the Honors College with a Psychology and Spanish Major. Several leadership positions, which Kristen currently holds through her school, include ECU Vice-President of Leadership for ODK National Leadership Honors Society and Vice President of Psychology Honors Society. In addition, she also plans leadership events and forums on campus.
Another very important part of Kristen Dalton’s life is her dedication to serving others. Previously, Kristen lived and completed mission work in Guatemala and Spain. She now looks forward to traveling to South Africa to work on the AIDS campaign. Kristen has always had a special passion for working towards empowering women. As Miss North Carolina USA, Kristen Dalton is looking forward to speaking out on women’s health issues and working with the Miss Universe organization’s charitable alliances including Susan G. Komen for the Cure, The USO, Special Olympics, and The American Cancer Society. In addition, throughout the year as Miss USA 2009, Kristen will perform at sporting events and functions and speak to youth audiences regarding issues such as peer pressure and perseverance.
Kristen Dalton enjoys traveling, speaking Spanish, mission work, musical theatre, acting, modeling, event planning, and motivational speaking. As Miss USA 2009, she is looking forward to the exciting opportunities that will be presented to her in the entertainment industry including acting, modeling, and hosting special events.