Miss America 2012: Meet Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler!Jan 16, 2012 @ 1:40 pm
The Golden Globe red carpet wasn’t the only place to go gown-spotting this weekend! Miss America 2012 took place in Las Vegas on Saturday, where Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler beat out the pageant’s other hopefuls in a black V-neck gown with embroidered lace details. Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowned a teary-eyed Kaeppeler, a Carthage College graduate who hopes to get a master’s in speech pathology. She won $50,000 toward her education and will tour as Miss America this year. See who else made it to the Top 5 (and their gowns) in the gallery now!