|Born||Ashley Ruth Wheeler
August 6, 1986 (age 31)
St. Johnsbury, Vermont, U.S.
|Education||Saint Michael's College|
|Title||Miss Vermont 2008|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Miss America 2009|
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.
- "Vermont Birth Records, 1909-2008". Ancestry.com. Retrieved May 14, 2011.
- Shyla Nelson (2009-01-06). "Miss Vermont doesn't leave Miss America emptyhanded" (PDF). missvermont.org. missvermont.org.[permanent dead link]
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