PHOTOS: Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler Crowned Miss America 2012

2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: The top three finalists in the 2012 Miss America Pageant (L-R) Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, and Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, hold hands as they await the announcement of the winner at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler was crowned the new Miss America and Thompson was named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: The top five finalists in the 2012 Miss America Pageant (L-R) Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, Jennifer Sedler, Miss Arizona, Kaitlin Monte, Miss New York, and Noelle Freeman, Miss California, hold hands as they await the announcement of the winner at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler was crowned the new Miss America and Thompson was named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (L), Miss Wisconsin, and Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma, hold hands as they await the announcement of the winner during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler was crowned the new Miss America and Thompson was named the first runner-up. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, poses during a news conference after she was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan (R) crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being named one of the top 15 finalists during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Dancer and pageant judge Mark Ballas (L) poses with Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, at a news conference after Kaeppeler was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (C), Miss Wisconsin, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler (C), Miss Wisconsin, is surrounded by fellow contestants after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, speaks during a news conference after she was named the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the evening gown competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, sings during the talent competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, competes in the swimsuit competition during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kaeppeler went on to be crowned the new Miss America. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowns Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, the new Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
2012 Miss America Pageant
2012 Miss America Pageant
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Laura Kaeppeler, Miss Wisconsin, reacts after being crowned Miss America during the 2012 Miss America Pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino January 14, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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