Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Miss North Carolina Won!

A woman with ties to Cabarrus County has been crowned Miss USA -- the second time in four years that a Charlotte-area entrant has won the crown. Kristen Dalton, the reigning Miss North Carolina USA, was crowned Miss USA 2009 on Saturday, beating out 50 other pageant queens in the event televised live from Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Dalton, 21, an East Carolina University senior and an aspiring motivational speaker from Wilmington, edged out first runner-up Miss California USA, Carrie Prejean, of San Diego; and second runner-up Miss Arizona USA, Alicia-Monique Blanco, of Phoenix. Her mother, Jeannie Boger, was the 1982 Miss North Carolina USA. Kristen's younger sister, Julia, won the Miss North Carolina Teen USA event last year and was second runner-up nationally. Dalton advances to the Miss Universe Pageant later this year in the Bahamas.


In the spirit of full disclosure, I must admit that I did not watch this pageant. There is only one portion of it that would have caught my undivided attention. I am glad Ms. Dalton represented my home state well. The whole beauty pageant queen thing seems to run in her family. I am ecstatic that she didn't embarrass herself and her state like Miss Teen South Carolina did in 2007. I have nothing but love for South Carolina, but Caitlin Upton made a fool of herself. She is young and attractive so I am sure she will bounce back. Miss California's response to a gay marriage question has almost overshadowed Dalton's victory. I hope that story quickly runs its course because Miss USA deserves the spotlight. Kristen Dalton needs to play Carl Carlton's "She's A Bad Mama Jama" whenever she makes public appearances. It would increase her Black fan base and it would be hilarious.

Her body measurements are perfect in every dimension
She’s got a figure that’s sho’ ‘nuff gettin’ attention
She’s poetry in motion, a beautiful sight to see
I get so excited viewin’ her anatomy