The 2009 Miss America Pageant airs live from Las Vegas tonight at 8 PM on The Learning Channel, TLC.

Farmington Hills native Kirsten Haglund ends her reign tonight when she crowns a new Miss America, as 52 women compete in the 87th annual pageant, hosted by Mario Lopez.

This year's pageant promises to be the biggest ever, four contestants will be voted directly into the pageants finals by viewer of Miss America Countdown to the Crown.

The Miss America 2009 champion will represent the United States to run for Miss Universe this year.