Miss Wisconsin USA

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New Miss America: Miss Wisconsin

Opera-singing Laura Kaeppeler nabs 2012 crown

(Newser) - Miss Wisconsin Laura Kaeppeler sang opera, wise-cracked, spoke candidly about being the child of a convict, and refused to get drawn into politics en route to grabbing the 2012 Miss America crown last night. Kaeppeler, when asked if beauty queens should bare their politics, responded: "Miss America represents everyone,... More »

Miss Wisconsin Resigns After ID Theft Charges

Shaletta Porterfield pleads not guilty, but still has to give up her crown

(Newser) - A Wisconsin beauty pageant winner's quest to become Miss USA has been derailed now that she's been charged with three counts of identity theft, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel . When working for a marketing company last summer, Shaletta Porterfield allegedly faked the signatures of three business owners on... More »

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