When the former Miss Indiana places the crown on the head of the newly-dubbed Miss America on January 30, 2010, TLC cameras will no doubt capture not only the sparkle of the diadem, but also the glint of the emerald-cut diamond engagement ring which now rests on Stam’s finger, courtesy of her love, Brian Irk.
According to People magazine, 600 guests gathered at a fundraising event the evening before witnessed the happy moment, complete with a proposal on bended knee and the words “I love you so much. Will you be my Miss America forever?”
Ready to take her final walk on stage as Miss America 2009, Katie Stam is now preparing for a walk down the aisle in the fall.
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