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Miss Wisconsin is new Miss America

By From staff reports
Published in News on January 15, 2012 1:50 AM

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Miss North Carolina Hailey Best

Miss America Laura Kaeppeler

Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler was crowned Miss America Saturday night.

Miss North Carolina, Hailey Best of Goldsboro, earned a spot in the top 15 semifinalists but was eliminated when the field was trimmed to 12.

Miss Oklahoma was first runner-up and Miss New York was second runner-up.