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Miss America, Jane Anne Jayroe, entertaining troops in Vietnam. (Photo by Charles Bonnay//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

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Mrs. Gareth Carmody

1957 Miss America Mrs. Gareth Carmody, former Marian McKnight. (Photo by Allan Grant//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

File photo. Some of the beauty queens from the 1960 Rowan Christmas Parade included, front row, from left, Miss Merry Christmas (and Miss Spencer) Ann Stoner Kepley, Miss Salisbury Neita Stout, Miss America Nancy Ann Fleming, Miss North Carolina Ann Herring and Miss N.C. Apple Queen Daphne Belle Fair. Members of the Parade Board included, left to right, Don Godfrey, Norman Clark, Norman Ingle, Buddy Leonard, Paul Bernhardt, Sonny Allen, Dr. Fred Chandler, Larry Poteat, Clyde Miller, Norman…

Five of Salem's finest led by Sgt. Francis Linsky escorted one of America's finest, Mary Ann Mobley, "Miss America of 1959" at Mack Park's annual field day. Shown above are: Officers Andrew Coughlin, Jay McDonald, William Horan, Mary Ann Mobley "Miss America of 1959", Sgt. Francis Linsky and Officer Frank Wrigley.

Strangler of the Swamp stars Rosemary La Planche, who was Miss America in 1941, Blake Edwards, who went on to direct some of our favorite movies like OPERATION PETTICOAT, THE PINK PANTHER and THE GREAT RACE and Charles Middleton, who played Ming the Merciless in the original FLASH GORDON serials!

Margaret Gorman from Washington, D.C., was the first winner of the Miss Inter-City Beauty contest. The next year, she re-entered the contest, but because there was another Miss Washington, D.C., in the running, she was dubbed Miss America

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2011 Miss America's "Show Us Your Shoes" Parade

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 14: Miss America 1962 Maria Fletcher attends the 2011 Miss America's 'Show Us Your Shoes' Parade at Paris Las Vegas on January 14, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Mindy Small/FilmMagic)