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Photos: Miss America 2012: Laura Kaeppeler

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, center, is surrounded by

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, center, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jan. 14, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

Miss America 2012 pageant, won by Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler.

Dancer and pageant judge Mark Ballas (L) poses
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Dancer and pageant judge Mark Ballas (L) poses with Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, at a news conference after Kaeppeler was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left and Miss Oklahoma
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left and Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson react as Kaeppeler is named Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Kaeppeler went on to win the contest. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left, Miss Oklahoma Betty
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left, Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson and Miss New York Kaitlin Monte react as Monte is named second runner up during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Kaeppeler went on to win the contest. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left, Miss Oklahoma Betty
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left, Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson, Miss Arizona Jennifer Sedler, Miss New York Kaitlin Monte and Miss California Noelle Freeman compete as the top five finalists during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Kaeppeler went on to win the contest. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the evening
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler celebrates with her fellow
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler celebrates with her fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. (Jan. 14, 2012)

2012: Laura Kaeppeler (Miss Wisconsin)

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, poses being named the
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, poses being named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Jan. 14, 2012.

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, center, is surrounded by
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, center, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Jan. 14, 2011)

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler,
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Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Jan. 14, 2012)

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler reacts after being crowned
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler reacts after being crowned Miss America Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler reacts after being crowned
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler reacts after being crowned Miss America Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America pageant in Las Vegas.

Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned
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Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Hosts Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke stand with
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Hosts Chris Harrison and Brooke Burke stand with Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler during the 2012 Miss America Pageant Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Kaeppeler went on to win the contest.

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left and Miss Oklahoma
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left and Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson react after Kaeppeler is named Miss America Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left, standing next to
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Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler, left, standing next to Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan reacts after being crowned Miss America Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

This Jan. 12, 2012 photo provided by Miss
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This Jan. 12, 2012 photo provided by Miss America shows, Miss Hawaii, Lauren Cheape jumping rope and topped the contestants in the third round of the Miss America talent competition in Las Vegas, on Thur. Jan.12,2012.

This Jan. 12, 2012 photo provided by Miss
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This Jan. 12, 2012 photo provided by Miss America shows Miss New York Kaitlin Monte, who scored honors in the lifestyle and fitness category in the third round of the Miss America talent competition in Las Vegas, on Thursday. Jan.12, 2012.

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