On the left is Katie Harmon, Miss America, wearing the swimsuit she chose for the competition.
On the right is a typical Afghan girl, wearing the heavy smothering burqua as required by the oppressive Taliban regime.
Miss America is a junior at Portland State University, hoping to eventually get a Master's degree in Bioethics.
Miss America has worked as a lab assistant at both the Oregon Health Sciences University and the University of Puget Sound.
Miss America's father is an engineer. Her mother is a teacher.
Miss America wowed the judges by singing a Puccini aria, "O Mio Babbino Caro".
Miss America will be traveling the nation nonstop during her reign.
Miss America is an advocate for breast cancer research.
Miss America can date, marry, or divorce anyone she chooses.
Miss America wears sunscreen on the beach to keep from burning.
Miss America could have been disqualified if her swimsuit did not meet pageant standards.
Miss America will decide how many children, if any, she wants to have.
Miss America is majoring in speech communications at PSU.
Miss America is 21. Since the U.S. life expectancy for women is 80, she's still a very young woman.
Miss America is a beautiful, intelligent woman, and everyone knows it.
God Bless Miss America