Tuesday, January 17, 2012

There She Is, Miss America 2012 – Laura Kaeppeler

Have you ever watched the Miss America pageant?  If you’re anything like me, you may not know much about the pageant world of beauty queens.  But there are people all over the world who do, and many who make it their life’s work and dream to walk the platform and answer global crisis questions that will hopefully bring them the title of Miss America.

I have a close friend who competes nationally for Miss Fitness America, and from talking with her, it’s a very grueling, high stress world of striving to attain the illusive perfection.  While I may have never walked the pageant runway (high fashion runways were more my thing) there’s still plenty of fashion to gawk at, and fun to be had watching the American tradition. 

So in the spirit of enjoying all types of fashion adventures, here are some pics from the Top 5 ladies, including our new Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler from Wisconsin!  She won $50,000 toward her education (not bad at all!) and hopes to get a master’s degree in speech pathology.  You go Laura! 

And congratulations girls!

Posted by:  Spankie V.

(Photos: Ethan Miller/Getty)

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