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Miss America 1942

Miss America 1942
Date September 12, 1942
Presenters Bob Russell (entertainer)
Venue Warner Theater, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Entrants 30
Placements 10
Winner Jo-Carroll Dennison
Miss Texas

Miss America 1942, the 16th Miss America pageant, was held at the Warner Theater in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 12, 1942. Miss Texas, Jo-Carroll Dennison won the title after winning the swimsuit and talent categories. She was the first Miss Texas to win the Miss America title.[1][2]



Final results Contestant
Miss America 1942
1st Runner-up
2nd Runner-up
3rd Runner-up
4th Runner-up
Top 10
Miss Congeniality


  1. ^ Associated Press (1942-09-13). "Texas Girl Crowned Miss America 1942". Reading Eagle. p. 1. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (1942-09-14). "Versatile Miss America Can Rope a Steer or Take Dictation With Equal Skill". St. Petersburg Times. p. 3. 

Secondary sources

  • Saulino Osborne, Angela (1995). "Miss Americas and their Courts". Miss America The Dream Lives On. Taylor Publishing Company.  

External links

  • Miss America official website
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