Kristen Dalton (Miss USA)

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Kristen Dalton
Beauty pageant titleholder
Kristen Dalton 2009.jpg
Kristen Dalton attending the "Beauty of California Dinner" at The Riviera Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, California on November 21, 2009
Born Kristen Jeannine Dalton
(1986-12-13) December 13, 1986 (age 28)
Wilmington, North Carolina, U.S.
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Title(s) Miss North Carolina USA 2009
Miss USA 2009
Major
competition(s)
Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2005
(1st Runner-Up)
Miss North Carolina USA 2009
(Winner)
Miss USA 2009
(Winner)
Miss Universe 2009
(Top 10)

Kristen Jeannine Dalton-Wolfe (born December 13, 1986) is an American beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2009 and represented the United States in the Miss Universe 2009 pageant.

Biography[edit]

Dalton is the daughter of Jeannine Dalton (Boger) who was Miss North Carolina USA 1982.[1] Her younger sister Kenzie Dalton was engaged to Chad Michael Murray and also competed in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant and placed 1st runner-up.[2][3] The third Dalton sister, Julia Dalton, was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008 and placed second runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2008. Julia recently won the title of Miss North Carolina USA 2015. She will compete for Miss USA 2015. The Dalton family is the only family to have a mother and two daughters win the same title. Dalton is of English and German ancestry.[citation needed]

Dalton graduated from Hoggard High School and was an Honors College Psychology and Spanish major at East Carolina University. She dated Reid Rosenthal, who appeared in the fifth season of The Bachelorette, but the couple broke up in March 2012.[4][5][6][7] She is married to Kris Wolfe, Founding Father of Theta Chi-Iota Beta Chapter.

Dalton is a public advocate for Children International.[8]

Pageants[edit]

Miss North Carolina USA 2009[edit]

Dalton won the Miss North Carolina USA 2009 title in a state pageant held in High Point, North Carolina in November 2008.[9] She had previously placed first runner-up to Nikkie Groat in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2005 pageant.

Miss USA 2009[edit]

Dalton represented North Carolina in the Miss USA 2009 pageant broadcast live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada where she became the 2nd Miss North Carolina USA to win the Miss USA title; the state's only prior winner was Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005.[10] Dalton won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the final pageant competition, and was crowned by former titleholder Crystle Stewart of Texas.[11]

Miss Universe 2009[edit]

Dalton represented the United States in the Miss Universe 2009 pageant, which was held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. She placed in the top 10 and finished in 10th place overall.

Miscellaneous[edit]

In 2009, Dalton appeared on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader as a contestant.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kennedy, Lori (2009-04-13). "Miss N.C. USA gets ready for competition". Star News Online. 
  2. ^ "Chad Michael Murray Is Engaged". People magazine. 2006-04-05. 
  3. ^ "Kenzie Dalton and Chad Michael Murray: Still Going Strong". TopSocialite.com. 2008-08-07. 
  4. ^ Leach, Robin (2010-05-17). "Is engagement in the near future for 2009 Miss USA Kristen Dalton?". Las Vegas Sun. 
  5. ^ Leach, Robin (2010-05-15). "I'll be a little sad when it's over for me". Vegas Deluxe. 
  6. ^ "Inqlings: This time, a bachelorette says yes". Philly.com. 2010-08-22. 
  7. ^ "'Bachelor' party in Rittenhouse Square". Philadelphia Inquirer. 2011-03-01. 
  8. ^ "Children International". Children International. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  9. ^ Bond, Allyson. "Miss N.C., Teen crowned". High Point Enterprise. 
  10. ^ Price, Mark (2009-04-13). "Many beauty queens owe crowns to this coach". Charlotte Observer. 
  11. ^ "Miss North Carolina USA crowned Miss USA 2009". Associated Press. 2009-04-19. 
  12. ^ [1]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Texas Crystle Stewart
Miss USA
2009
Succeeded by
Michigan Rima Fakih
Preceded by
Andrea Duke
Miss North Carolina USA
2009
Succeeded by
Nadia Shirin Moffett