Miss USA 2009 - Kristen Dalton

North Carolina

Kristen Dalton

Age: 32

Hometown: Wilmington


On April 19, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nev., as a worldwide television audience watched, Dalton was crowned at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

For years, the women in Dalton's family have participated in pageants. Her mother, Jennie, was Miss North Carolina USA 1982, and her sister, Julia, was the penultimate runner-up in the 2008 Miss Teen USA® competition.

"I've always been a stringent believer in the power of having a positive outlook," says Dalton. "I believe that your attitude determines your altitude." There's no telling how high the peak is for this ambitious beauty.

Dalton attended East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C., where she represented her school as class president for two years and served as the vice president of the National Leadership Honor Society. The North Carolina native majored in psychology, with a minor in Spanish.

A relative renaissance woman, Dalton is an accomplished singer, actress and dancer. She has appeared on hit television shows, including "One Tree Hill," and starred in numerous nationwide commercials for brands such as M&Ms, Sketchers, Allegra, Budweiser, Carl’s Jr. and Baskin Robbins. Dalton also hosts a show on iTunes called Relationships Radio with her husband, Kris Wolf, the founder of GoodGuySwag.com.

Additionally, Dalton is the creator, editor and writer for the online magazine for women, SheisMore.com which features articles, devotions, daily prayers and inspiring videos. She recently published a devotional book called, “Rise Up Princess: 60 Days to Revealing Your Royal Identity”. Click here to purchase the book.

Dalton currently lives in Los Angeles working as a model, commercial actress and independent talent recruiter.


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