Miss America Scholarship Organization

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Overview

The Miss America Pageant is a competition which awards scholarships for college and graduate school to American women between the ages of 17 to 24. Miss America travels about 20,000 miles a month, changing her location every 24 to 48 hours. She tours the nation promoting her particular platform of interest. Miss America also spends her year fundraising and working with the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around the country.

The Miss America Pageant is run by the Miss America Organization, a non-profit corporation based in Linwood, New Jersey. According to the Miss America Organization, the Miss America Pageant’s purpose is “to provide young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of unique nationwide community-based programs.”

History

The Miss America Pageant’s origins lie in a 1920 event entitled The Fall Frolic. Held on September 25 in Atlantic City, New Jersey, the event was designed to bring business to the Boardwalk: “three hundred and fifty gaily decorated rolling wicker chairs were pushed along the parade route. Three hundred and fifty men pushed the chairs. However, the main attractions were the young ‘maidens’ who sat in the rolling chairs, headed by a Miss Ernestine Cremona, who was dressed in a flowing white robe and represented “Peace.”

The Competition

Over the years, the Miss America pageant has continued to grow from its roots, first developing into a beauty pageant and then into the world renowned scholarship pageant it is today. Miss America contestants compete in 5 areas of competition. For preliminary competition, Miss America contestants compete in interview (35%), talent (35%), swimsuit (15%), evening gown (20%) and on-stage question (5%). For the final competition, the top 16 move on to compete in swimsuit again. From there, the competition is narrowed down to a top 10, who compete again in evening gown competition. The contestants are narrowed down once more to 8, who compete in talent and on stage question. From there, judges rank the top 5 contestants in the order they believe they should finish.

States That Have Not Won Miss America

  • Miss Alaska
  • Miss Delaware
  • Miss Idaho
  • Miss Iowa
  • Miss Louisiana
  • Miss Maine
  • Miss Maryland
  • Miss Massachusetts
  • Miss Montana
  • Miss Nevada
  • Miss New Hampshire
  • Miss New Mexico
  • Miss Puerto Rico
  • Miss Rhode Island
  • Miss South Dakota
  • Miss Vermont
  • Miss Virgin Island
  • Miss Washington
  • Miss West Virginia
  • Miss Wyoming
  • This week, the Miss America Organization had its annual meeting in Washington, D.C., and announced some big news. The organization announced a new president and vice president. (Check out: 10 Tips for Your First Miss America Organization Interview)

    The New President

    This week, the Miss America Organization named Josh Randle as President and Chief Operating Officer (COO). At 29 years old, he is the youngest ever to be named the president of the organization. Randle has served for two years at the organization’s COO.

    Before his role with the Miss America Organization, he served as the National Executive Director for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Foundation in the United States. This foundation was set up as a charity program from the British royal family.

    Photo Source: The Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian
    Photo Source: The Miss America Organization/Bruce V. Boyajian

    Randle is looking forward to his new role.

    “[I am] incredibly honored and humbled to serve in this capacity,” Randle said. “Miss America is a movement of empowering young women to pursue an education and achieve their dreams, and I am excited to help expand and further that important legacy as we approach our 100th anniversary.” (Read: Get the Look of Miss America 2017)

    The New Vice President

    At its annual meeting, the Miss America Organization also named a new vice president, Eli Popicg. Eli has previously served with the Miss America Organization for two years as the finance manager. He has now been promoted and will act as vice president and chief financial officer.

    Eli wrote, “I am truly honored and grateful for the opportunity to work for this iconic organization. I very much look forward to working with Lynn, Sam and Josh to promote and enhance the Miss America brand for many years to come.”

    It seems as though both men will work closely with Sam Haskel III, who is the current chief executive officer, and Lynn H. Weidner, who serves as the chairman of the board of directors for the Miss America Organization.

    We’re excited to see what direction these four go in with the 100th anniversary of the Miss America Organization approaching in 2021. Congratulations, Josh and Eli!



Interesting Facts

  • - The 2014 National Competition heralded the Miss America Organization's triumphant return to its home in Atlantic City. With the ABC telecast of that night breaking all viewership ratings for the past nine years, Miss America was forever reestablished as the iconic symbol of young women striving for excellence in the boardwalk competition of its birth. (courtesy of MAO)
  • - In 2000, state and local contestants collectively participated in 12,384 community-service projects, dedicating a total of 571,177 hours and raising millions of dollars for worthy causes. (courtesy of MAO)
  • - In 2007, the Miss America Organization adopted Children's Miracle Network Hospitals as its national charitable partner, raising funds for hospitalized children across the country and the Miss America Scholarship Fund. To date, our local, state and national contestants have raised over $9.5 million and made countless appearances on behalf of the children treated in Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. (courtesy of MAO)
  • - In 1989, the Miss America Organization founded the platform concept, which requires each contestant to choose an issue about which she cares deeply and that is of relevance to our society. (courtesy of MAO)

Miss America Scholarship Organization Pageant Reviews

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Pageant Winner:

Miss America 2018 is Cara Mund! Miss North Dakota 2017 Cara Mund became Miss America 2018 tonight. After making it through swimsuit, evening gown and talent competitions on the final night, she was asked her first onstage question. Judge Thomas’s Rhett asked her, “What is the number one thing on your bucket list?” She talked about […]...

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Miss America 2017 is Savvy Shields! Chris Harrison said it himself. 8,000 women started this process. 52 women made it to the Miss America stage. One woman walked away with the crown and a $50,000 scholarship. There she is… your Miss America 2017 is Savvy Shields! The 21-year-old from Arkansas became the 96th Miss America tonight. During […]...

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Miss America 2016 is Betty Cantrell! The Miss America 2016 pageant was held in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 13, 2015. Preliminary Competition Scoring: Lifestyle and Fitness in Swimsuit – 15% Evening Wear – 20% Talent – 35% Private Interview – 25% On-Stage Question – 5% Finals Competition Scoring: Composite Score – 25% […]...

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Miss America 2015 (the 88th Miss America pageant) was held at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Sunday, September 14, 2014. Miss America 2014, Nina Davuluri crowned the winner, Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, making it the third consecutive year that a Miss New York won the Miss America crown; New York thus became […]...

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Previously held in the month of January in the Las Vegas Strip’s Theatre for the Performing Arts (Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino), the Miss America 2014 Pageant returned to both its original location and September broadcast after nine years. Prior to the pageant, the partially restored Boardwalk Hall Auditorium Organ was played for the first time […]...

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Miss America 2013 is Mallory Hagan! Phases of competition for Miss America include interview, swimsuit, onstage interview, talent and evening gown. Miss New York Mallory Hytes Hagan is Miss America 2013!! The 23-year-old from Brooklyn won the Miss America 2013 pageant wearing a white one-shoulder jersey gown.  She will spend her year as Miss America […]...

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Miss America 2012, Wisconsin – Laura Kaeppeler 1st runner-up, Oklahoma – Betty Thompson 2nd runner-up, New York – Kaitlin Monte 3rd runner-up, Arizona – Jennifer Sedler 4th runner-up, California – Noelle Freeman Read More...

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Miss America 2010,  Virginia – Caressa Cameron 1st runner-up, California – Kristy Cavinder 2nd runner-up, Tennessee – Stefanie Wittler 3rd runner-up, Louisiana – Katherine Putnam 4th runner-up, Kentucky – Mallory Ervin Read More...

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Miss America 2009 is Katie Stam! Read More...

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Miss America 2008, Michigan – Kirsten Haglund 1st runner-up, Indiana – Nicole Rash 2nd runner-up, Washington – Elyse Umemoto 3rd runner-up, Virginia – Hannah Kiefer 4th runner-up, North Carolina – Jessica Jacobs Read More...

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Miss America 2007, Oklahoma – Lauren Nelson 1st runner-up, Texas – Shilah Phillips 2nd runner-up, Georgia – Amanda Kozak 3rd runner-up, Mississippi – Taryn Foshee 4th runner-up, Alabama – Melinda Toole Read More...

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Miss America 2006, Oklahoma – Jennifer Berry 1st runner-up, Georgia – Monica Pang 2nd runner-up, Alabama – Alexa Jones 3rd runner-up, Virginia – Kristi Lauren Glakas 4th runner-up, District of Columbia – Shannon Schambeau Read More...

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Miss America 2005, Alabama – Deidre Downs 1st runner-up, Louisiana – Jennifer Dupont 2nd runner-up, North Carolina – Kirstin Elrod 3rd runner-up, Arkansas – Lacy Fleming 4th runner-up, California – Veena Goel Read More...

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Miss America 2004, Florida – Ericka Dunlap 1st runner-up, Hawaii – Kanoelani Gibson 2nd runner-up, Wisconsin – Tina Sauerhammer 3rd runner-up, Maryland – Marina Harrison 4th runner-up, California – Nicole Lamarche Read More...

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Miss America 2003, Illinois – Erika Harold 1st runner-up,  Alabama – Scarlotte Deupree 2nd runner-up, Oklahoma – Casey Preslar 3rd runner-up, Nevada – Teresa Benitez 4th runner-up, Maryland – Camille Lewis Read More...

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Miss America 2002, Oregon – Katie Harman 1st runner-up, Massachusetts – Abbie Rabine 2nd runner-up, Tennessee – Stephanie Culberson 3rd runner-up, District of Columbia – Marshawn Evans 4th runner-up, New York – Andrea Plummer Read More...

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Miss America 2001, Hawaii – Angela Perez Baraquio 1st runner-up, Louisiana – Faith Jenkins 2nd runner-up, California – Rita Ng 3rd runner-up, Mississippi – Christy May 4th runner-up, Kentucky – Whitney Renee Boyles Read More...

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Miss America 2000, Kentucky – Heather French 1st runner-up, Illinois – Jade Smalls 2nd runner-up, Pennsylvania – Susan Spafford 3rd runner-up, Maryland – Keri Schrader 4th runner-up, Texas – Yanci Yarbrough Read More...

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Miss America 1999, Virginia – Nicole Johnson 1st runner-up, North Carolina – Kelli Bradshaw 2nd runner-up, Florida – Lissette Gonzalez 3rd runner-up, Missouri – Deborah McDonald 4th runner-up, Kentucky – Chera-Lyn Cook Read More...

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Miss America 1998, Illinois – Katherine Shindle 1st runner-up, North Carolina – Michelle Warren 2nd runner-up, Mississippi – Myra Barginear 3rd runner-up, Arizona – Stacey Momeyer 4th runner-up, California – Rebekah Keller Read More...

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Miss America 1997, Kansas – Tara Dawn Holland 1st runner-up,  Louisiana – Erika Rachael Schwarz 2nd runner-up, Oregon – Patricia Regan Leines 3rd runner-up, Alabama – Alison McCreary 4th runner-up, Missouri – Kimberly Anne Massaro Read More...

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Miss America 1996,  Oklahoma – Shawntel Smith 1st runner-up, Oregon – Emily John Orton 2nd runner-up, Arkansas – Paula Gaye Montgomery 3rd runner-up, California – Tiffany Stoker 4th runner-up, Illinois – Tracy Kathleen Hayes Read More...

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Miss America 1995, Alabama – Heather Whitestone 1st runner-up, Virginia – Cullen Johnson 2nd runner-up, New Jersey – Jennifer Makris 3rd runner-up, Georgia – Andrea Krahn 4th runner-up, Indiana – Tiffany Storm Read More...

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Miss America 1994, South Carolina – Kimberly Clarice Aiken 1st runner-up,  Georgia – Kara Kim Martin 2nd runner-up, Ohio – Titilayo Rachel Adedokun 3rd runner-up, Oregon – Elizabeth Jeanne Simmons 4th runner-up, Virginia – Nancy Glisson Read More...

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Miss America 1993, Florida – Leanza Cornett 1st runner-up,  Iowa – Catherine Ann Lemkau 2nd runner-up, Indiana – Shelli Yoder 3rd runner-up, Kansas – Pam McKelvy 4th runner-up, Oklahoma – DuSharme Carter Read More...

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Miss America 1992, Hawaii – Carolyn Suzanne Sapp 1st runner-up, New York – Marisol Montalvo 2nd runner-up, Missouri – Soncee Brown 3rd runner-up, Iowa – Lisa Somodi 4th runner-up, Mississippi – Mary Allison Hurdle Read More...
Miss America 1991, Illinois – Marjorie Vincent 1st runner-up, South Carolina – Mary Waddell Gainey 2nd runner-up, Tennessee – Dana Brown 3rd runner-up, Texas – Suzanne Lawrence 4th runner-up, Louisiana – Linnea Marie Fayard Read More...

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Miss America 1990, Missouri – Debbye Turner 1st runner-up, Maryland – Virginia Cha 2nd runner-up, Colorado – Debbie Riecks 3rd runner-up, Illinois – Jeri Lynn Zimmerman 4th runner-up, Ohio – Kristin Huffman Read More...

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Miss America 1989, Minnesota – Gretchen Carlson 1st runner-up, Colorado – Maya Walker 2nd runner-up, Oklahoma – Lori Lee Kelley 3rd runner-up, California – Marlise Sharlene Ricardos 4th runner-up, Alabama – Jenny Lee Jackson Read More...

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Miss America 1988, Michigan – Kaye Lani Rae Rafko 1st runner-up, Louisiana – Patricia Brant 2nd runner-up, Nevada – Stacie James 3rd runner-up, Colorado – LaTanya Hall 4th runner-up, Mississippi – Toni Seawright Read More...

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Miss America 1987, Tennessee – Kellye Cash 1st runner-up, Virginia – Julianne Smith 2nd runner-up, South Carolina – Dawn Elizabeth Smith 3rd runner-up, Michigan – Kelly Lynn Garver 4th runner-up, Missouri – Tamara Lynn Tungate Read More...

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Miss America 1986, Mississippi – Susan Akin 1st runner-up,  South Carolina – Sherry Thrift 2nd runner-up, Texas – Jonna Fitzgerald 3rd runner-up, Washington – Honey Castro 4th runner-up, Alabama – Angela Tower Read More...

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Miss America 1985, Utah – Sharlene Wells 1st runner-up, Ohio – Melissa Bradley 2nd runner-up, Mississippi – Kathy Manning 3rd runner-up, Minnesota – Lauren Green 4th runner-up, Texas – Tamara Hext Read More...
Miss America 1984: New York – Vanessa Williams September 1983- July 1984 (resigned) New Jersey – Suzette Charles July 1984-September 1984 (succeeded) 2nd runner-up, Alabama – Pam Battles 3rd runner-up, Mississippi – Wanda Geddie 4th runner-up,, Ohio – Pamela Rigas Read More...

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Miss America 1983, California – Debra Maffett 1st runner-up, Tennessee – Desiree Daniels 2nd runner-up, Mississippi – Dianne Evans 3rd runner-up, Alabama – Yolanda Fernandez 4th runner-up, Oklahoma – Nancy Chapman Read More...

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Miss America 1982, Arkansas – Elizabeth Ward 1st runner-up, Illinois – Sandra Truitt 2nd runner-up, Georgia – Kristl Evans 3rd runner-up, Indiana – Pamela Carlberg 4th runner-up, Texas – Sheri Ryman Read More...

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Miss America 1981, Oklahoma – Susan Powell 1st runner-up, Alabama – Paige Phillips 2nd runners-up (tie), Mississippi – Donna Pope, New Jersey – Therese Hanley 4th runner-up, Arkansas – Lencola Sullivan Read More...

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Miss America 1980, Mississippi – Cheryl Prewitt 1st runner-up, Ohio – Tana Kay Carli 2nd runner-up, Kansas – Michelle Elaine Whitson 3rd runner-up, Missouri – Susan Wilson 4th runner-up, Florida – Marti Sue Phillips Read More...

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Miss America 1979, Virginia – Kylene Barker 1st runner-up, Alabama – Teresa Cheatham 2nd runner-up,  Florida – Carolyn Cline 3rd runner-up, Ohio – Sher Lynnette Patrick 4th runner-up, Washington – Laurie Nelson Read More...

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Miss America 1978, Ohio – Susan Perkins 1st runner-up, Indiana – Barbara Mougin 2nd runner-up, South Carolina – Catherine Hinson 3rd runner-up, New Jersey – Mary D’Arcy 4th runner-up,  Florida – Catherine LaBelle Read More...

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Miss America 1977,  Minnesota – Dorothy Benham 1st runner-up, South Carolina – Lavinia Cox 2nd runner-up, Texas – Carmen McCollum 3rd runner-up, California – Linda Michelle Mouron 4th runner-up,  New York – Sonja Anderson Read More...

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Miss America 1976, New York – Tawny Godin 1st runner-up,  North Carolina – Susan Lawrence 2nd runner-up,  California – Janet Carr 3rd runner-up,  Ohio – Susan Banks 4th runner-up, Arizona – Stacey Petersen Read More...

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Miss America 1975, Texas – Shirley Cothran 1st runner-up, California – Lucianne Buchanan 2nd runner-up,  Illinois – Jean Ahern 3rd runner-up, Kentucky – Darlene Compton 4th runner-up, Louisiana – Libby Lovejoy Read More...

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Miss America 1974, Colorado – Rebecca Ann King 1st runner-up, Wisconsin – Judy Hieke 2nd runner-up, New Jersey – Suzanne Plummer 3rd runner-up, Louisiana – Debbie Ward 4th runner-up,  Pennsylvania – Tina Louise Thomas Read More...

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Miss America 1973, Wisconsin – Terry Meeuwsen 1st runner-up, North Carolina – Constance Anne Dorn 2nd runner-up, Pennsylvania – Linda Kay Olsen 3rd runner-up, Texas – Mae Beth Cormany 4th runner-up, Indiana – Rebecca Sue Graham Read More...

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Miss America 1972,  Ohio – Laurie Lea Schaefer 1st runner-up, Idaho – Karen Herd 2nd runner-up, Massachusetts – Deborah Ann O’Brien 3rd runner-up, Pennsylvania – Maureen Victoria Wimmer 4th runner-up, Maine – Allyn E. Warner Read More...

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Miss America 1971, Texas – Phyllis George 1st runner-up, South Carolina – Claudia Turner 2nd runner-up,  Maine – Karen Johnson 3rd runner-up, Mississippi – Christine McClamroch 4th runner-up, Pennsylvania – Maggie Walker Read More...

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Miss America 1970, Michigan – Pamela Eldred 1st runner-up,  Ohio – Kathy Lynn Baumann 2nd runner-up (tie), New Jersey – Cheryl Carter, California – Susan Ellen Anton Read More...

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Miss America 1969, Illinois – Judith Ford 1st runner-up, Massachusetts – Catherine Monroe 2nd runner-up, Iowa – Susan Thompson 3rd runner-up, Oregon – Marjean Kay Langley 4th runner-up,  Indiana – Katherine Virginia Field Read More...

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Miss America 1968, Kansas – Debra Dene Barnes 1st runner-up, Mississippi – Joan Stephanie Myers 2nd runner-up, Wisconsin – Barbara Burk Baugh 3rd runner-up, Rhode Island – Marilyn Gail Cocozza 4th runner-up, Florida – Dawn Lauree Cashwell Read More...

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Miss America 1967, Oklahoma – Jane Anne Jayroe 1st runner-up, California – Charlene Dallas 2nd runner-up, Tennessee – Vicki Hurd 3rd runner-up, Ohio – Sharon Phillian 4th runner-up, New Hampshire – Nancy Naylor Read More...

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Miss America 1966, Kansas – Deborah Bryant 1st runner-up, Mississippi – Patricia Puckett 2nd runner-up, Indiana – Eileen Smith 3rd runner-up, Florida – Carol Blum 4th runner-up, Wisconsin – Sharon Singstock Read More...

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Miss America 1965 is Vonda Van Dyke! Read More...

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Miss America 1964, Arkansas – Donna Axum 1st runner-up, District of Columbia – Roseanne Tueller 2nd runner-up, Hawaii – Susan Dee Pickering 3rd runner-up, Tennessee – Martha Ellen Truett 4th runner-up, Arizona – Susan Jean Bergstrom Read More...

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Miss America 1963, Ohio – Jacquelyn Mayer 1st runner-up, Wisconsin – Joan Mary Engh 2nd runner-up, Texas – Pennie Lee Rudd 3rd runner-up, South Carolina – Evelyn Keith Ellis 4th runner-up, Hawaii – Patricia Lei Anderson Read More...

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Miss America 1962, North Carolina – Maria Fletcher 1st runner-up, Arkansas – Frances Jane Anderson 2nd runner-up,  Utah – Carolyn DeAnn Lasater 3rd runner-up, Texas – Linda Jacklyn Loftis 4th runner-up, Minnesota – Nancee Ann Parkinson Read More...

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Miss America 1961, Michigan – Nancy Fleming 1st runner-up, California – Suzanne Marie Reamo 2nd runner-up, North Carolina – Ann Farrington Herring 3rd runner-up, District of Columbia – Ruth Rea 4th runner-up, Indiana – Tommye Lou Glaze Read More...

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Miss America 1960, Mississippi – Lynda Lee Mead 1st runner-up, Wisconsin – Mary Alice Fox 2nd runner-up, Washington – Sharon Joyce Vaughn 3rd runner-up, California – Susan Diane Bronson 4th runner-up, Arizona – Patricia Anne Allebrand Read More...

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Miss America 1959, Mississippi – Mary Ann Mobley 1st runner-up, Iowa – Joanne Lucille MacDonald 2nd runner-up,  Oklahoma – Anita Bryant 3rd runner-up, California – Sandra Lee Jennings 4th runner-up, North Carolina – Betty Lane Evans Read More...

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Miss America 1958, Colorado – Marilyn Van Derbur 1st runner-up, Georgia – Jody Elizabeth Shattuck 2nd runner-up,  Oklahoma – Mary Nancy Denner 3rd runner-up, California – Lorna M. Anderson 4th runner-up, Florida – Dorothy Maria Steiner Read More...

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Miss America 1957,  South Carolina – Marian McKnight 1st runner-up, District of Columbia – Margo Lucey 2nd runner-up, Alabama – Anne Stuart Ariall 3rd runner-up (tie),  Arizona – Barbara Patricia Hilgenberg,  Kansas – Mary Ann McGrew Read More...

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Miss America 1956, Colorado – Sharon Ritchie 1st runner-up, Oregon – Dorothy Mae Johnson 2nd runner-up, Chicago – Florence Gallagher 3rd runner-up, North Carolina – Clara Faye Arnold 4th runner-up, Oklahoma – Ann Campbell Read More...

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Miss America 1955, California – Lee Ann Meriwether 1st runner-up, Florida – Ann Gloria Daniel 2nd runner-up,  South Carolina – Polly Rankin Suber 3rd runner-up, Pennsylvania – Barbara Sue Nager 4th runner-up,  Michigan – Janice Hutton Somers Read More...

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Miss America 1954, Pennsylvania – Evelyn Margaret Ay 1st runner-up, New York City – Joan Kaible 2nd runner-up, Virginia – Anne Lee Ceglis 3rd runner-up, Alabama – Virginia McDavid 4th runner-up, Mississippi – Susanne Dugger Read More...

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Miss America 1952, Utah – Colleen Kay Hutchins 1st runner-up, Indiana – Carol Mitchell 2nd runner-up, North Carolina – Lu Long Ogburn 3rd runner-up, Arkansas – Charlotte Simmen 4th runner-up, Florida – Mary Elizabeth Godwin Read More...

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Miss America 1951, Alabama – Yolande Betbeze 1st runner-up, South Dakota – Irene O’Connor 2nd runner-up, Florida – Jane Ruth Crockett 3rd runner-up, Arkansas – Mary Jennings 4th runner-up, Oklahoma – Louise O’Brien Read More...

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Miss America 1949, Arizona – Jacque Mercer 1st runner-up, Mississippi – Katherine Wright 2nd runner-up, Illinois – Trudy Germi 3rd runner-up, Colorado – Sylvia Canady 4th runner-up, California – Jone Ann Pedersen Read More...

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Miss America 1948, Minnesota – BeBe Shopp 1st runner-up, Wyoming – Carol Held 2nd runner-up, Alabama – Martha Ann Ingram 3rd runner-up, Kansas – Vera J. Ralston 4th runner-up, Oklahoma – Donna Jane Briggs Read More...

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Miss America 1947, Memphis – Barbara Jo Walker 1st runner-up, Minnesota – Elaine Mary Campbell 2nd runner-up, Canada – Margaret Marshall 3rd runner-up,  Alabama – Peggy June Elder 4th runner-up, California – Laura Jean Emery Read More...

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Miss America 1946, California – Marilyn Buferd 1st runner-up, Arkansas – Rebecca Jane McCall 2nd runner-up, Atlanta – Janey Miller 3rd runner-up, Louisiana – Marguerite Eileen McClelland 4th runner-up, Utah – Armelia Carol Ohmart Read More...

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Miss America 1945, New York City – Bess Myerson 1st runner-up, San Diego – Phyllis Mathis 2nd runner-up, Birmingham – Frances Dorn 3rd runner-up, Florida – Virginia Freeland 4th runner-up, Minnesota – Arlene Anderson Read More...

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Miss America 1944, District of Columbia – Venus Ramey 1st runner-up, Boston – Paulina McKevitt 2nd runner-up, Florida – Virginia Warlen 3rd runner-up, Chicago – Elaine Steinbach 4th runner-up, Birmingham – Betty Jane Rase Read More...

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Miss America 1943,  California – Jean Bartel 1st runner-up,  Florida – Muriel Smith 2nd runner-up, Boston – Helena Mack 3rd runner-up, New York City – Milena Mae Miller 4th runner-up, District of Columbia – Dixie Lou Rafter Read More...

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Miss America 1942, Texas – Jo-Carroll Dennison 1st runner-up, Chicago – Bette Brunck 2nd runner-up, Michigan – Patricia Uline 3rd runner-up,  New Jersey – Madeline Layton 4th runner-up,  California – Lucille Lambert Read More...

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Miss America 1941,  California – Rosemary LaPlanche 1st runner-up, Western Pennsylvania – Roselle Marie Hannon 2nd runner-up, District of Columbia – Jean Fidelis Cavanaugh 3rd runner-up, Westchester County – Lillian Helena O’Donnell 4th runner-up,  North Carolina – Joey Augusta Paxton Read More...

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Miss America 1940, Philadelphia – Frances Marie Burke 1st runner-up, California – Rosemary LaPlanche 2nd runner-up, Michigan – Monnie Drake 3rd runner-up, Massachusetts – Polly Connors 4th runner-up, Kentucky – Dorothy Slatten Read More...

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Miss America 1939,  Michigan – Patricia Donnelly 1st runner-up, Oklahoma – Bettye Cornelia Averyt 2nd runner-up,  Washington – Anna Mae Schoonover 3rd runner-up, California – Marguerita Louise Skliris 4th runner-up, Virginia – Rose Marie Elliott Read More...

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Miss America 1938,  Ohio – Marilyn Meseke 1st runner-up, California – Claire James 2nd runner-up, Utah – Muriel La Von Goodspeed 3rd runner-up, Asbury Park – Ruth Brady 4th runner-up, Jacksonville – Gloria Smiley Read More...

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Miss America 1937, Bertrand Island – Bette Cooper 1st runner-up, Texas – Alice Emerick 2nd runner-up,  North Carolina – Ruth Covington 3rd runner-ups (tie) California – Phyllis Randall Miami – Irmagard Dietel Read More...

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Miss America 1936, Philadelphia – Rose Veronica Coyle 1st runner-up,  California – Phyllis Hume Dobson 2nd runner-up, Connecticut – Tillie Theodora Cecilia Grey 3rd runner-up, Cook County – Arlene Causey 4th runner-up, Birmingham – Gloria Levinge Read More...

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Miss America 1935,  Pittsburgh – Henrietta Leaver 1st runner-up, Missouri – Edna Smith 2nd runner-up,  Kentucky – Jeane Megerle Read More...

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Miss America 1933, Connecticut – Marian Bergeron 1st runner-up,  New York – Florence Meyers 2nd runner-up, California – Blanche McDonald 3rd runner-up, Virginia – Evangeline Glidwell Read More...

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Miss America 1927, Illinois – Lois Delander 1st runner-up, Dallas – Mozelle Ransome Read More...

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Miss America 1926, Tulsa – Norma Smallwood 1st runner-up, Washington, D.C. District of Columbia – Marjorie Joosting Read More...

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Miss America 1925, California – Fay Lanphier 1st runner-up, Los Angeles – Adrienne Dore Read More...

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Miss America 1924, Philadelphia – Ruth Malcomson 1st runner-up, Miss America 1922 & 1923 – Mary Katherine Campbell 2nd runner-up, Santa Cruz – Fay Lanphier 3rd runner-up, Los Angeles – Lillian Knight 4th runners-up, Manhattan – Beatrice Roberts (tie),  Chicago – Margaret Leigh (tie) Read More...
Miss America 1922, Columbus – Mary Katherine Campbell 1st runner-up, Miss America 1921 – Margaret Gorman Read More...

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Miss America 1921, Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. – Margaret Gorman 1st Ru, New York City New York City – Virginia Lee 2nd RU, Camden – Kathryn Gearon Read More...