Lauren Nelson was Miss Oklahoma and Miss America, 2007 style. She actually was not involved in a scandal. Amazing.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Please, Lauren Nelson, don't make us take back the props we recently handed out to you.

Our celebrity gossip staff just complimented this year's Miss America for not following in the troubled footsteps of past beauty contestants. Yes, we're looking at you, Tara Conner.

What impressed us so much about Nelson? She actually participated in a sting to catch online pedophiles, posing as a 14-year old and helping America's Most Wanted nab some dirty, dirty old men.

Controversy has arisen around Nelson now, however. No, it's nothing like that surrounding former pageant queen Katie Rees. At least we don't think anyone has caught Lauren involved in any girl-on-girl action. But rumors are swirling that she won't actually testify at the trials of these predators.

The producers of America's Most Wanted say this isn't the case, though.

"Despite information to the contrary that appears in... Newsday, according to the Miss America Organization neither Lauren Nelson nor her representatives have told the Suffolk County District Attorney â€" or anyone else â€" that she would refuse to testify in any of the cases in which she participated," the show said in a statement.

Good. We hope that settles the issue. We'd prefer to look at Nelson in an admirable (or nude) light, similar to that of another beauty queen, Helen Salas.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Look, some Miss America winners can only find comfort in the bottom of a bottle. But that's nothing to be ashamed of, Tara Conner.

And others pose nude in Playboy, conduct fights via MySpace and get back together with their tattoo-laden ex-husbands. But that's ok, Shanna Moakler.

Still others that represent our nation take to the streets and help to arrest online pedophiles Way to go, Lauren Nelson.

The most recent winner of the Miss America crown helped the FBI nab such sickos by posing as a 14-year-old on the Net, chatting online with men and then actually meeting them at a house in Long Island, whereupon they were arrested on camera for America's Most Wanted.

"I got to chat online with the predators and made phone calls, too," Nelson said by phone from Atlantic City, N.J. "The Suffolk County Police Department was there the whole time."

No matter Stephen Colbert salutes this beauty.

In other beauty pageant nude, a nude Katie Rees is probably kissing some girls in Las Vegas right about now.

by Free Britney at . Comments

May God bless America! And Lauren Nelson!

The newly-crowned Miss America, of whom no nude pictures or tales of drunken debauchery have been posted on the Internet, has finally given the land of the free and home of the brave an upstanding beauty queen it can be proud of.

Stephen Colbert Photo

And after the events of the past few months - a period dominated by Miss USA Tara Conner (booze, cocaine, sexual indiscretions with men), Miss Teen USA Katie Blair (booze, sexual indiscretions with Conner!) and former Miss Nevada Katie Rees (you gotta check out these pics!) - that's no small feat.

No wonder, then, that comedian and patriotic social commentator Stephen Colbert is willing to stand up and give Nelson a salute. She's made us proud to be Americans once again...

... now, does anyone know where we can get more Katie Rees pictures? Just saying.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Lauren Nelson, an aspiring Broadway star, was crowned Miss America Monday night, the second year in a row that a Miss Oklahoma has won the crown.

Nelson, 20, of Lawton, Okla., is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma and wants to get her master's degree in musical theater.

"I watched Miss America as a little girl since I was 2 years old, and never in my wildest dreams did I ever think that I would be one of those girls on that stage, and never did I think that I would be Miss America," Lauren Nelson said.

Nelson was crowned by last year's winner, Jennifer Berry (below). The event was hosted by hunky dancing king Mario Lopez, who appears to be interested in trying to hit that later. Sorry, Karina Smirnoff.

Being a 20-year old blonde from the south, we can only assume Lauren will fall into a pattern similar to that of Tara Conner and kick off a three-month celebratory bender packed with booze, drugs and girls. Hard.

Maybe she can even bring along a Katie Blair-like understudy to all of her Miss America engagements. What's the harm, right? Although Donald Trump doesn't own Miss America pageant, so she might not get a second chance.

A word to the wise, Lauren: don't bring the digital camera when you go out to the bars. You've seen what happened to Katie Rees, right? Exactly. She got screwed. In more ways than one.

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