2008: Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund
Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund
was crowned Miss America 2008 on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Las Vegas on Saturday night Miss Michigan Kirsten Haglund was
crowned the 2008 Miss America. The 19-year-old Farmington Hills
native won $50,000 and the bragging right and promotions which
come with the victory of one of the prestigious beauty pageants.
Miss Michigan's platform was based on eating disorders awareness
and the associated illnesses. Kirsten Haglund comes from a long
line of "beauty-pageant-goers", her mother is an active
volunteer, and her grandmother Iora Hunt, who was among the
spectators on Saturday, competed for the crown as Miss Michigan
Miss Indiana Nicole Elizabeth Rash was 2008
Miss America runner up and Miss Washington Elyse Umemoto was the
second runner up. The crowning took place at the Planet
Hollywood Resort and Casino on the Las Vegas Strip.
Unfortunately, due to the upcoming Super Bowl, we weren't able
to find odds on the Miss America 2008 by a reputable sportsbook.
We were assured, however, that there will be betting odds on the
upcoming major beauty pageants, domestic and international.