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Miss USA 1953 results: Jacqueline Loughery crowns Myrna Hansen in Long Beach, California

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  • beauty pageant: Miss USA
  • edition: 2nd
  • venue: Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California, United States
  • date: July 16, 1953
  • host: Bob Russell
  • candidates: 43

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CANDIDATES

Top 20Marcella Roulette (California)
Jeanie Carroll (Jeanie Carroll)
Marilyn Shonka (Iowa)
Mary Ann Stice (Kentucky)
Jeanne Thompson (Louisiana)
Jackie Lee (Maine)
Kay Duggar (Miami Beach, Florida)
Mary Ann Papke (Minnesota)
Berneta Nelson (Nebraska)
Earlene Whitt (Nevada)
Reta Knapp (New York)
Eleanor Mack (Ohio)
Jeri Bauer (Pennsylvania)
Susan Day (South Carolina)
Joan Bradshaw (Texas)
Top 5Doris Edwards (Alabama)
Myrna Hansen (Illinois)
Mary Kemp Griffin (Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
Shauna Wood (Utah)
Nancy Petraborg (Washington)

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SPECIAL AWARD

  • Miss Congeniality: Jeanne Vaughn Thompson (Louisiana)
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WINNERS

PLACEMENT19531952
4th runner-upShauna Wood
(Utah)
Trula Birchfield
Oklahoma
3rd runner-upNancy Petraborg
(Washington)
Jean Harper
Tennessee
2nd runner-upDoris Edwards
(Alabama)
Carolyn Carlew
Missouri
1st runner-upMary Kemp Griffin
(Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)
Jeanne Thompson
Louisiana
Miss USA
Miss Universe USA
Myrna Hansen
Illinois
Jacqueline Loughery
New York
flag of the United States of America July 4, 1912 – July 3, 1959
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