Best known as the winner of the 2009 Miss USA beauty pageant, this model also earned the 2009 Miss North Carolina title and was a top 10 finalist in the Miss Universe competition.
After graduating from John T. Hoggard High School in Wilmington, North Carolina, she earned degrees in psychology and Spanish from East Carolina University.
She did advocacy work for a humanitarian organization called Children International.
She was born into a family of pageant contestants: Her mother, Jeannine Boger Dalton, was crowned Miss North Carolina USA 1982, and her two sisters, Kenzie and Julia, competed in the Miss North Carolina Teen USA pageant. Following the breakup of her relationship with The Bachelorette contestant Reid Rosenthal, she married Kris Wolfe.
One of her sisters, Kenzie Dalton, was briefly engaged to teen television star Chad Michael Murray.