PBS American Experience: Miss America
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Mrs. America Pageant
On August 29, 2014, brown eyed brunette Michelle Evans of Texas was crowned Mrs. America for 2015 at Lowes Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona.
Austen will represent the US in the 2015 Mrs. World pageant.
Mrs. World Pageant
On November 19, 2014 at Solomons, Maryland, 31 year old blue eyed blonde Marina Alekseichik of Belarus was crowned Mrs. World 2014. video
The 2015 Mrs. World pageant is tentatively scheduled to take place at Beijing, China, but Mrs. World venues and dates are notoriously unstable.
Mrs. World 2014, Marina Alekseichik
Miss Russia Pageant
5' 10" 23-year-old brown-eyed brunette Yulia Alipova from Balakovo was crowned Miss Russia 2014 on March 1, 2014. Yulia will represent Russia at the Miss Universe and Miss World pageants in 2014.
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On Sunday, May 20, 2007, Nadine Wise, 42, of East Honolulu, was crowned Mrs. Hawaii 2007 by Mrs. Hawaii 2006 Pebblz Nakamoto.
On Dec 17, 2006, Nadines daughter, Chanel Wise, 21, was crowned Miss Hawaii USA. Chanel finished in the top 10 at the Miss USA 2007 pageant.
TIME Magazine, September 20, 1948, p. 28:|
• In Atlantic City, Beatrice [Bebe] Shopp, 18 ("Miss Minnesota"), was named "Miss America of 1948," winning a $5,000 scholarship, a Nash car, and untold publicity. Her measurements: height, 5 ft. 9 in.; weight, 138 lbs.; bust, 37 in. Her talent: she played the vibraharp. Said "Bebe": "I am only a farm girl. I drive a tractor. I clean the chicken coops. I mix cement."|
• Up the coast at Asbury Park, Mrs. Maria Monez Strohmeier ("Mrs. Philadelphia"), a 21-year-old blonde with green eyes, was crowned "Mrs. America."
Bebe Shopp crowned Miss America 1948--from newsreel on The Adventures of Don Juan DVD
This entitled her to a fur coat, furniture, a dishwasher, laundry machine, luggage, and diaper service for any future children. Mrs. America was more nearly standard size: 5 ft. 5 in., 124 lbs.
TIME Magazine, September 15, 1958:|
...Fact is that in 13 years, the Miss America Pageant has turned from a leering press-agent's dream into a sort of solemn, deep-breathing Rorschach test, as stickily wholesome as Atlantic City's famed saltwater taffy. The girls are chosen mascots of local civic and service clubs, are told to keep their eyes not on glamour but on more than $150,000 worth of scholarships contributed by business firms, and are constantly surrounded by ulcerescent chaperons, without whom they may not speak to any man, "including male members of their own families."
...Undisturbed by fathers, the girls scissored across the stage in evening gowns and swimsuits... The contestants also sang, played musical instruments, recited. Miss Georgia (Jeanette Arlene Ardell, 19, 35½-24-36) punctured four balloons with her bow and only seven arrows; Miss Maryland (Mary Roberta Page, 18, 36-24½-36) drew a horse in luminous chalk.
At last the girls, in white ball gowns, paraded across a tangle of TV cables for M.C. Bert Parks ("Aren't they all perfectly beautiful ladeezandgennimum?")... The tearful winner: Miss Mississippi (Mary Ann Mobley, 21, 34½-22-35).