Stam, 22, plans to emphasize community service as a goodwill ambassador for pageant partner ChildrenÃ¢??s Miracle Network.
What are your thoughts about the pageant or, for that matter, the broader pageant culture? Is it the wholesome slice of Americana as organizers like to portray it? A beauty contest with token side shows?
And what about University of Indianapolis hopes for a windfall of good PR? Will having a Miss America from campus help the institution?