OCCUPATION: Miss America
PREVIOUS APPEARANCES ON THE TIME 100: 0
PRO: The former Indiana farm girl overcame laryngitis to become the first Hoosier crown winner in the show's 88-year history. So far, she's managed to avoid arrest and/or Internet scandal, which is an accomplishment in itself.
CON: Despite attempts at an American Idolstyle makeover, the pageant drew a middling 3.5 million viewers this year hardly star-making numbers.