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The First Miss America Pageants Are Shockingly Different From Today's

A 1938 winner basks happily in her glory in what appears to be a shiny romper. I dig. | The First Miss America Pageants Are Shockingly Different From Today's

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Marjorie Vincent, Illinois, Miss America 1991. First Miss America of Haitian descent and first consecutive black Miss America winners.

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1927: The first Miss America from Illinois was the one who kept the title the longest, from 1927 to 1933. Her extended reign had less to do with her "pulchritude" (a word that turns up a lot in old Miss America news stories) than with the pageant's cancellation due to complaints that the contestants not only exposed their flesh but also wanted some compensation for participating. But Lois Delander, who was only 16, just wanted to finish high school. She did, later married and lived in…

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from Pageant Planet

5 Tips on How to Win the Miss America Swimsuit Competition

Our pageant coaching program has helped over 1000 titleholders win national, state and local titles. Discover how we can help you succeed in pageantry.

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from USATODAY.COM

Miss America pageant crowns 2012 winner

Atlantic City here I come!! miss america winners | Miss America pageant crowns 2012 winner

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Miss America statues - A trio of life-size bronze statues on pedestals honors Oklahoma City University's three Miss America winners.

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