Miss USA 2009, the 58th Miss USA pageant was held at the Theatre for the Performing Arts in Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 19, 2009.
At the conclusion of the final night of competition, Kristen Dalton of North Carolina was crowned by outgoing titleholder Miss USA 2008, Crystle Stewart of Texas.
The event was hosted by Billy Bush of Access Hollywood and actress Nadine Velazquez; Bush returned to host the pageant which he last emceed in 2005.
He had previously co-hosted Miss USA 2003 with Daisy Fuentes and Miss USA 2004-2005 with Nancy O'Dell.
Entertainment was provided by Kevin Rudolf who performed "Let It Rock" during the swimsuit competition and The Veronicas performed "Untouched" during the evening gown competition.
Delegates representing the fifty states plus the District of Columbia competed in the pageant, and arrived in Las Vegas on April 2.
Miss USA Kristen Dalton will represent the United States at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant.
Pageants were held from June 2008 to January 2009 to select the representative for each state.
Source: NBC HD via FiOS TV
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