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Miss America 1979

Miss America 1979
Date September 9, 1978
Presenters Bert Parks
Venue Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Broadcaster NBC
Winner Kylene Barker

Miss America 1979, the 52nd Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey on September 9, 1978 on NBC Network.



The Miss America 1979 delegates:
State Name Hometown Age Talent Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Teresa Cheatham Wellington Vocal 1st runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award; Preliminary Talent Award Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
Alaska Patty-Jo Gentry Valdez
Arizona Susan Kohler Tempe
Arkansas Naylene Vuurens Searcy
California Christine Louise Acton Chula Vista
Colorado Catherine Brown Littleton
Connecticut Maryalice Flintroy Meriden
Delaware Janice Anne Albro Claymont
Florida Carolyn Cline Brandon Pianist and Vocalist 2nd runner-up; Preliminary Talent Award Miss New Mexico Universe 1973
Georgia Deborah Mosely Atlanta
Hawaii Elizabeth Kapu'uwailani Lindsey Laie
Idaho Kimberly Jensen Caldwell
Illinois Debra Carlson Ottawa
Indiana Terry Kaiser Etna Green
Iowa Mary England Davenport
Kansas Lori Ann Bergen Salina Top 10
Kentucky Marcia Bell Lexington Top 10
Louisiana Phyllis Kelly Baton Rouge Top 10
Maine Linda Carroll Alfred
Maryland Caroline JoAnn Donnelly College Park
Massachusetts Rowena Humphrey Worthington
Michigan Suzanne M. Schemm Essexville
Minnesota Sue Erickson Coon Rapids
Mississippi Cheri Brown Meridian
Missouri Tamara Fister Poplar Bluff
Montana Vanessa Ochsner Missoula
Nebraska Guylyn Remmenga Elwood Top 10
Nevada Megan Anderson Reno
New Hampshire Belinda Bridgeman Merrimack
New Jersey Laurie Berchtold Ocean City
New Mexico Jennifer Leigh Schubert Hobbs
New York Paula Pope Lockport
North Carolina Deborah Shook Spruce Pine Gained national attention by kicking her crown across the stage the next to last night of her reign in a disagreement with pageant sponsors, Raleigh Jaycees
North Dakota Shelia Lindeman Linton
Ohio Sher Lynnette Patrick Centerville 3rd runner-up Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
Oklahoma Kendi Brown Oklahoma City
Oregon Amy White Portland
Pennsylvania Charmaine Kowalski State College
Rhode Island Lori Leyden Providence
South Carolina Mary Diane Toole Aiken
South Dakota Jennifer Holt Mitchell
Tennessee Jill Beshears Memphis
Texas Sandi Miller Mesquite Top 10
Utah Jami Coombs Tremonton
Vermont Lisa Volkert Middlebury
Virginia Kylene Barker Galax Miss America 1979
Washington Laurie Nelson Gig Harbor 4th runner-up Toured with Miss America USO Troupe
West Virginia Ivy Meadows St. Albans
Wisconsin Carin Kizewic Racine
Wyoming Kim Pring Cheyenne Non Finalist Talent award Previously Miss Wyoming USA 1975; brought a libel lawsuit against Penthouse Magazine, book Trial by Fire recounts the case

External links

  • Miss America official website
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