Kristen Dalton is Miss North Carolina USA and now just Miss USA after garnering that coveted title in April 2009. She beat out 50 other...

Following lots of important questions, crucial bikini poses and a dreadful live singing performance by Heidi Montag, Dayana Mendoza will formally cede her crown as the 2009 winner of the Miss Universe pageant is named on Sunday night.

Representing America will be Miss USA Kristen Dalton.

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Newly-crowned Miss USA Kristen Dalton and runner-up Carrie Prejean hold different views on gay marriage - but the former says the embattled Miss California has every right to her opinion and harbors no ill will towards her.

On the Today show, Al Roker asked Dalton how she would have responded to the gay marriage question posed to Prejean that sparked so much debate in the finals.

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Sunday night, Miss North Carolina Kristen Dalton was crowned 2009's Miss USA at the famed Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Yet it's runner-up Carrie Prejean who's getting all the headlines after her answer to a question by Perez Hilton about her gay marriage stance, which resulted in massive controversy and (she believes) may have cost her the crown.

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Kristen Dalton, Miss North Carolina, was crowned Miss USA 2009 Sunday, beating back challenges from 50 other beauty queens in the live pageant in Las Vegas.

An aspiring motivational speaker and entertainer from Wilmington, N.C., she edged the first runner-up, Miss California Carrie Prejean, and second runner-up, Miss Arizona Alicia-Monique Blanco, for the coveted beauty queen title.

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Kristen Dalton Photo Kristen Dalton is Miss North Carolina USA and now just Miss USA after garnering that coveted title in April 2009. She beat out 50 other... More »
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