I enjoyed watching the Miss America pageant tonight. I enjoy watching pageants, and even competed in one a couple of years ago. Aside from the swimsuit competition, I think pageants are a great way for young women to develop confidence and communication skills.
Congratulations to the new Miss America, Katie Stam, a 22 year old communications student from Indiana. The first runner up was Chasity Hardman, Miss Georgia. I was rooting for Miss Georgia, because that's where I'm from, but Miss Indiana did a great job, too.
Katie Stam, Miss America 2009
Chasity Hardman, Miss Georgia, 1st Runner Up