|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Kaitlyn Marie Christopher
May 23, 1986 (age 28)
|Title(s)||Miss Indiana USA (2005)|
|Miss USA 2005|
Christopher was crowned Miss Indiana USA 2005 on November 14, 2004. She was the first Miss Indiana USA to hail from Kokomo, Indiana since 1979. This was Christopher's first attempt at the Miss Indiana USA title, however she had placed in the Miss Indiana Teen USA pageant in 2002 and 2003.
Despite her young age at Miss USA, Christopher, was not new to pageant competition. According to the website, www.pageantcrown.com, she is the only contestant to win three PageantCrown Titles (Teen Indiana 2002, Miss Kentuckiana 2005 and America's National Miss 2005). She was the youngest contestant to win the latter two titles. Other Miss Kentuckiana winners who became Miss USA delegates Kristen Johnson of Kentucky and Tashina Kastigar of Indiana. PageantCrown's America's National Miss Pageant has been a launching pad for several contestants who have later landed spots on the Miss USA and Miss America Stage.
On April 11, 2005, Christopher represented Indiana in the Miss USA 2005 pageant held in Baltimore, Maryland. She failed to make the cut in the nationally televised pageant, which was won by Chelsea Cooley of North Carolina. Christopher was one of only three eighteen-year-olds in the national contest, along with Sarah Medley of South Carolina and Laci Scott of Oklahoma.
Christopher is a pre-medicine medical student at IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis). She has received both an academic and a Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarship to cover her education expenses. Her ambitions are to continue to medical school then work as a medical doctor. Christopher is a 2004 graduate of Western High School.
In April 2006 it was announced that Christopher will compete in the new NBC reality television series Treasure Hunters that will air from June 18, 2006. She will team up with fellow Miss USA 2005 delegates Kristen Johnson of Kentucky and Melissa Witek of Florida for the competition, which was taped during September and October 2005.
In 2007 Christopher will appear in a feature-length film produced by The Really Really Big Show of Indianapolis, Indiana, titled "A Day in the Life of Joe Redwood". She has previously appeared in various comedic short films produced by the company in 2006.
- State Miss USA winners crowned, North West Indiana Times, November 15, 2004 (accessed May 6, 2006)
- Kokomo Woman to Represent Indiana in Miss USA Pageant April 11, City of Kokomo Media Announcement, March 18, 2005 (accessed May 6, 2006)
- Official Miss Indiana USA website
- IUPUI Amazing Student Profile
- "The Spot" website
- Official PageantCrown.com website
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