Congratulations, Laura Kaeppeler

Laura Kaeppeler's wardrobe just got a big upgrade this weekend; a sparkly crown. The Wisconsin native won the Miss America pageant in the annual Las Vegas ceremony, thanks to her opera singing, middle-of-the road political answers and possibly a certain bikini. The prize comes with a $50,000 scholarship.
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