On January 14, 2012, a new Miss America was crowned. Laura Kaeppeler, now former Miss Wisconsin wowed the crowd during her talent portion singing an opera song wearing a gown designed by the legendary Tony Bowls and winning a $2,000 scholarship.
For her evening gown section, Laura chose a more conservative black dress that stood out from her four other competitors which all wore white or tan. Again her dress was designed by the legendary Tony Bowls, who is said to have fallen in love with Laura after speaking to her for an hour and a half.
With her crown and $50, 000 scholarship win, Laura wants to pursue a law degree in Family and Child Advocacy to help children of incarcerated parents along with running her organization Circles of Support, which Laura started when her father began to serve a sentence for mail fraud when she was a senior in highschool. This topic was her main platform where she stated, “I want children to feel less alone and have the right mentoring and as much of a relationship with their parents as possible. ”
Tony did phenomenal, Laura looks gorgeous! Go Tony! Go Miss America!
Oh, and Aaron Rodgers if you read this … Call me!