Miss America Katie Stam has to turn over her crown tonight to the new Miss America, but she is loving her new jewel- engagement ring from fiancée Brian Irk. Irk, a personal trainer from Indiana, proposed to the pageant winner on Saturday in front of more than 600 guests during a fundraiser gala. People.com quotes the 24 year old beauty on her surprise engagement, “I started hyperventilating because I was so excited. He dropped down on one knee and he said ‘I love you so much. Will you be my Miss America forever?’” The couple will return home to Indianapolis and plan for a fall wedding.
The 2010 Miss America Pageant will air live tonight from Las Vegas, starting at 8 pm EST on TLC.
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