is a former beauty queen and young operatic soprano
who is a former Miss Indiana
representative and a top-ten finisher in the 2004 Miss America
Chapman was born and raised in Carmel, Indiana
but at the age of 13 moved to Kentucky
to live with her mother and stepfather for four years, before returning to Carmel High School for her senior year. Whilst living in Kentucky Chapman won the Miss Louisville 2002 title and placed first runner-up to Miss Kentucky
2002. She represented Kentucky in the Miss National Sweetheart pageant for Miss America state runners-up held in September 2003, and placed third runner-up. During this time she was very active as a spokesperson for the American Diabetes and American Heart Associations.
In 2003, having returned to Indiana, Chapman won the Miss South Central title and then Miss Indiana 2003. She represented Indiana
in the Miss America 2004 competition held in Atlantic City
in September 2003 and placed in the top ten at the nationally televised pageant.
Chapman completed her undergraduate degree in Vocal Performance at the Jacobs School of Music
, Indiana, and continued on to pursue a masters degree at Miami University
In December 2006, she married operatic bass singer Campbell Vertesi.