Ashley Wheeler

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Ashley Wheeler
Born Ashley Ruth Wheeler
August 6, 1986 (1986-08-06) (age 31)
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, U.S.
Education Saint Michael's College
Title Miss Vermont 2008
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Hazel
Miss America 2009

Ashley Ruth Wheeler (born August 6, 1986) was crowned Miss Vermont 2008 on Saturday, April 26, 2008 in Barre, Vermont.

Personal life[edit]

Wheeler was born in St. Johnsbury, Vermont, to Michael & Donna Ellsworth Wheeler.[1] She grew up in Lyndonville, Vermont.[2]

Miss America[edit]

Her vocal talent was singing "The Prayer." Ashley's platform is Political Awareness Among Young Voters. She was competing for the title of Miss America 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada in January and she won a Preliminary Talent Award for her a cappella vocal performance of "God Bless America." This marked the first time a representative of the state of Vermont won a preliminary award at the Miss America Pageant.


  1. ^ "Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008". Retrieved May 14, 2011. 
  2. ^ Shyla Nelson (2009-01-06). "Miss Vermont doesn't leave Miss America emptyhanded" (PDF). [permanent dead link]

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