Katie Stam Biography
Katie Stam born as Katie R. Stam Irk s an American beauty queen from Seymour, Indiana, who was crowned Miss America 2009. She was a 4-H member and showed dairy cattle at the Jackson County Fair. She graduated from Seymour High School in Seymour and is an alumna of the University of Indianapolis with a degree in communications. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, and her mother teaches fifth grade at a Lutheran elementary school. Stam interned at the Indianapolis news station WTHR in 2007.Otherfamousbeautyqueensinclude: Heather French
Katie Stam Age
Stam was born on 9 July 1986 in Seymour, Indiana. She is 32 years old.
Katie Stam Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches.which is equivalent to 1.68 meters.
Katie Stam Family
Stam was born to Keith and Tracy Stam on July 9, 1986. She was a 4-H member and showed dairy cattle at the Jackson County Fair.Katie graduated from Seymour High School in Seymour and is an alumna of the University of Indianapolis with a degree in communications. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, and her mother teaches fifth grade at a Lutheran elementary school. Stam interned at the Indianapolis news station WTHR in 2007.
Katie Stam Husband
In January 2010, Stam’s boyfriend, Brian Irk, proposed to her. They married in July 2010. Katie Stam Irk gave birth to a daughter, Charlotte Bell, in August 2013 and delivered a second daughter named Rose Lee Esther in May 2015.
On October 31, 2016, she gave birth to a son, whose name was determined by the outcome of the 2016 World Series. Stam Irk’s husband is a Chicago Cubs fan. So when the couple found out she was pregnant, they decided that if the Chicago Cubs won the World Series, their son would be named Wrigley. If the Cleveland Indians won, then he would be named Oliver. Their son remained unnamed for three days until the Cubs beat the Indians in Game 7 on November 3, 2016, and he was given the name Wrigley Oliver.
Katie Stam Miss America role
Her platform was “Passion for Service: Promoting Community Service and Involvement.” As Miss America, Stam traveled approximately 20,000 miles each month promoting and speaking on her platform of community service and acted as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network.
On Thanksgiving Day 2009, Stam served food at the New York Rescue Mission, and also appeared on a float in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, the first Miss America to do so in nearly a decade.
Stam met President Obama through a joint meeting with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital Champions at the White House.
Katie Stam Net Worth
Katie Stam’s net worth has grown significantly in 2019. According to many Online resources, Katie Stam’s estimated net worth $1 Million – $10 Million (Approx.).
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HERE SHE COMES…MISS AMERICA
In January, Miss Indiana Katie Stam was crowned Miss America 2009. She competed against 51 other contestants to win the 88-year-old pageant.
Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance. Along with the title of Miss America 2009, Katie won a $50,000 scholarship to continue her education.
Prior to becoming Miss America, Katie was a student at the University of Indianapolis. Her goal is to pursue a degree in communication and ultimately become a television news anchor. She says the experience that she has gained while serving as Miss America will be invaluable.
Over the next year, Katie will travel approximately 20,000 miles each month (changing her location every 18 – 36 hours) and speak to audiences about her Platform of Service; Promoting Community Service and Involvement and acting as the official National Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. “Working with this organization has taught me to be more positive,” says Katie.
MISS AMERICA PAGEANT
In a new twist, viewers of a lead-in reality show, Miss America: Countdown to the Crown voted in four of the 15 finalists, while the judges announced the other 11 during a live television broadcast. Katie was one of the four finalists chosen by the viewers.
Katie says she is “ecstatic about the new direction for the Miss America pageant.” The pageant needed to be modernized to make it more contemporary. She says the new format is more “relatable” for people.
BENEATH THE CROWN
Katie grew up in Seymour Indiana and began competing in pageants at the age of 15. She says her ultimate dream was to win the title of “Miss America.” To ensure that it was her decision to pursue this goal, Katie’s parents made her take an active role in completing applications for each pageant.
Born and raised Lutheran, Katie recalls, “Going to church was a habit. it is what you are supposed to do.” It wasn’t until college that she got excited about being a Christian. When a friend invited Katie to a church that offered a more contemporary format, Katie was reluctant at first. After a few more visits, Katie joined the church.
Since becoming Miss America, Katie shares that she has grown in many areas of her life. She says the biggest area of her life that has experienced the most growth is spiritual. She gives so much credit to her faith for winning the title of Miss America.