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Kristen Jeannine Dalton-Wolfe (born December 13, 1986) is an American actress, model and beauty pageant titleholder who won Miss USA 2009 and represented the United States at the Miss Universe 2009 pageant, placing in the top 10.

Kristen Dalton
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Kristen Dalton attending the "Beauty of California Dinner" at The Riviera Resort & Spa, Palm Springs, California on November 21, 2009
Kristen Jeannine Dalton

(1986-12-13) December 13, 1986 (age 32)
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
TitleMiss North Carolina USA 2009
Miss USA 2009
Kris Wolfe (m. 2013)
Beauty pageant titleholder
Hair colorBlonde
Eye colorBlue
Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2005
(1st Runner-Up)
Miss North Carolina USA 2009
Miss USA 2009
Miss Universe 2009
(Top 10)


Personal lifeEdit

Dalton is the daughter of Jeannine Dalton (Boger), who was Miss North Carolina USA 1982.[1] Her younger sister, Kenzie, was engaged to Chad Michael Murray; she also competed in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant, and placed 1st runner-up.[2][3] The third Dalton sister, Julia, was Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2008 and placed second runner-up at Miss Teen USA 2008. Julia won the title of Miss North Carolina USA 2015 and competed at Miss USA 2015. The Daltons are the only family to have a mother and two daughters win the same title. Dalton is of English and German ancestry.[citation needed]

Dalton graduated from Hoggard High School and was an Honors College psychology and Spanish major at East Carolina University.

She dated Reid Rosenthal, who appeared in the fifth season of The Bachelorette, but the couple broke up in March 2012.[4][5][6][7]

In 2009, Dalton appeared on Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader as a contestant.[8]

She is a public advocate for Children International.[9]

Dalton is the creator and founder of She is MORE, an online faith-based magazine. 400,000 readers visit the site every month.[10]

She is the author of Rise Up, Princess: 60 Days To Revealing Her Royal Identity and Rise Up With God: The Guided Journal. Her next book, The Sparkle Effect, is coming soon.

Dalton is the host of Hot Off the Presson JUCE TV, TBN’s sister network for millennials. Her show was a reach of 90 million worldwide.

She has also done international print and commercial campaigns.[citation needed]


Dalton in 2009

Miss North Carolina USA 2009Edit

Dalton won the Miss North Carolina USA 2009 title in a state pageant held in High Point, North Carolina produced by RPM Productions in November 2008.[11] She previously placed first runner-up to Nikkie Groat in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2005 pageant.

Miss USA 2009Edit

Dalton represented North Carolina in the Miss USA 2009 pageant broadcast live from Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she became the second Miss North Carolina USA to win the Miss USA title; the state's only prior winner was Chelsea Cooley, Miss USA 2005.[12] Dalton won both the swimsuit and evening gown competitions during the final pageant competition, and was crowned by former titleholder Crystle Stewart of Texas.[13]

Miss Universe 2009Edit

Dalton represented the United States in the Miss Universe 2009 pageant, held at the Atlantis Paradise Island Resort in the Bahamas. She placed in the top 10 and finished in 10th place overall.


  1. ^ Kennedy, Lori (2009-04-13). "Miss N.C. USA gets ready for competition". Star News Online.
  2. ^ "Chad Michael Murray Is Engaged". People. 2006-04-05.
  3. ^ "Kenzie Dalton and Chad Michael Murray: Still Going Strong". 2008-08-07. Archived from the original on 2009-04-08.
  4. ^ Leach, Robin (2010-05-17). "Is engagement in the near future for 2009 Miss USA Kristen Dalton?". Las Vegas Sun.
  5. ^ Leach, Robin (2010-05-15). "I'll be a little sad when it's over for me". Vegas Deluxe.
  6. ^ "Inqlings: This time, a bachelorette says yes". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2010-08-22.
  7. ^ "'Bachelor' party in Rittenhouse Square". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 2011-03-01.
  8. ^
  9. ^ "Children International". Children International. Archived from the original on 2012-07-28. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
  10. ^ "About". Retrieved December 20, 2017.
  11. ^ Bond, Allyson. "Miss N.C., Teen crowned". High Point Enterprise.
  12. ^ Price, Mark (2009-04-13). "Many beauty queens owe crowns to this coach". Charlotte Observer.[dead link]
  13. ^ "Miss North Carolina USA crowned Miss USA 2009". Google. Associated Press. 2009-04-19. Archived from the original on April 28, 2009.

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
  Crystle Stewart
Miss USA
Succeeded by
  Rima Fakih
Preceded by
Andrea Duke
Miss North Carolina USA
Succeeded by
Nadia Moffett