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American Beauty 1963-1967

After Long Beach, California, began the Miss International pageants, the U.S.A. was represented by Miss National Press Photographer in 1960, 1961 and 1962.  From 1963 to 1967 the organizers ran the Miss American Beauty section two days before the Miss International finals.  These photographs were taken from newspaper microfilms.

After 1967 the U.S.A. representatives were selected by other methods.  For example, in 1968 Miss Welcome to Long Beach was sent to Japan as Miss U.S.A.. Data is scarce, therefore no attempt will be made to cover these after 1967.   

 

1963 August 14
41 entries

Results
Florida  Joyce Bryan
2  Texas  Barbara Ellen Baker
3  Virginia  Helen Louise Emswiler
4  California  Lori Lechner
5  Illinois  Jeanne Wolfer

Semi-finalists
Alabama  Treva Louise Glass
Arkansas  Annette Golden
Hawaii  Lorna Hung Ping Luke
Idaho  Sharon Lee Zantop
Michigan  Karen Gates
Mississippi  Jane Lesia Vinson
Montana  Bernelle Kaye Joki
New York  Judi Cahill
Oklahoma  Gay Blankenburg
Rhode Island  Constance R. Norato

Remainder
Arizona  Carol Sue Cooksey
Colorado  Darla Huff
Indiana  Sara Green
Iowa  Marcia Lee Beck
Kansas  Cathryn Zscheile
Kentucky  Nevada Dickerson
Louisiana  Rosalie Annaloro
Maryland  Marguerite Lankford
Massachusetts  Charmain Lindsay
Minnesota  Mary Jane Haferman
Missouri  Marilyn Butler
Nebraska  Lydia White
Nevada  Catherine R. McMurray
New Hampshire  Sue K. Hardee
New Jersey  Eva Ann Hoffman
New Mexico  Gloria Jean Lawrence
North Carolina  Loretta Faye Sawyer
North Dakota  Karen Barbara Brown
Ohio  Dianne Eash
Oregon  Karen Ann Erni
Pennsylvania  Diane Stockton
South Carolina  Johnnie Edmonds
South Dakota  Meredith Kay James
Tennessee  Linda Ann Woodley
Utah  Kathleen Jolley
Washington  Sharon Wilkin

Awards
Miss American Beauty Photogenic  Texas
Miss International Friendship  Luxembourg
Miss International Most Popular Girl  Austria


Top  Virginia, Mississippi & Florida
2nd row top  New York, California, Alabama & Rhode Island
2nd row bottom  Hawaii, Oklahoma, Illinois & Texas
Bottom  Michigan, Montana, Idaho & Arkansas


Texas (1st RU), Virginia (2nd RU), California (3rd RU) & Illinois (4th RU)

 

1964 August 11
32 entries

Results
1  California  Linda Ann Taylor
New York  Jeanne Marie Quinn (SF U.S.A. ;63, winner World-U.S.A. '64)
3  Arkansas  Cheryl Jane Bechtelheimer (U.S.A. '63)
Ohio  Diane Colette Budan (2nd RU World-U.S.A. '63)
5  Utah  Osa Antonette Hullinger

Semi-finalists
Alabama  Susan Dorene Nomberg
Connecticut  Maria Carlyle
Illinois  Barbara Jean Benitone
Louisiana  Gwendolyn Saucier
Missouri  Polly Ann Mills
Nebraska  Olinda Sherryl Odean
New Jersey  Jacqueline Astwood
Oregon  Maureen Mary McKenzie
Wisconsin  Ann Koeffler
Wyoming  Gloria Ann Barone

Remainder
Florida  Janet Marie Nanney
Hawaii  Kathleen Clare McDonald
Idaho  Freddie Carol Huth
Indiana  Arlene Marie Gorek
Iowa  Maryann Ruud
Kansas  Linda McConkey
Kentucky  Joyce Lynn Sharp
Maryland  Beverly Ann Smith
Massachusetts  Vickie Bremner
Nevada  Sylvia Miriam Spencer
New Mexico  Nancy Aimes
Oklahoma  Mary Anne O'Connell
Pennsylvania  Carol Louise Lorenz
South Carolina  Susan Wilson
Tennessee  Claudette Rances Riley
Texas  Marilyn Hultquist
Washington  Melinda Rae Johnson

Awards
Miss American Beauty Photogenic  Illinois
Miss International Friendship  Washington
Miss International Most Popular Girl  Arkansas


Top  Utah, California, New York, Alabama & Oregon 
Middle  Louisiana, Ohio, Missouri, Arkansas & Wisconsin
Bottom  Wyoming, Connecticut, Illinois, Nebraska & New Jersey


 


New York (1st RU), Arkansas (2nd RU), California (winner), Ohio (3rd RU) & Utah (4th RU)

 

1965 August 10
35 entries

Results
Ohio  Gail Karen Krielow (SF U.S.A. '64)
Maryland  Linda Harrison
3  California  June Elizabeth Lindeman
4  North Dakota  Judy Ann Slayton (3rd RU U.S.A. '66)
5  Louisiana  Marilyn Roat

Semi-finalists
Alabama  Carole Ann Miller
Connecticut  Gail Dinan (U.S.A. '63)
Hawaii  Denise Highland
Illinois  Cheryl Lynne Masuta
Nevada  Brenda Jean Dillon
New Mexico  Judith Kay Smith
New York  Diana Budd
Oklahoma  Carolyn Louise Schweers
South Carolina  Patricia Jane Arnold
Texas  Sandra Leah Whaley

Remainder
Arkansas  Paula Nickell
Colorado  Peggy Tappan
District of Columbia  Kathryn Lynn Merine
Florida  Marsha Kay Heidt
Indiana  Marilyn Dawn Wisner
Iowa  Louise Mansson
Kansas  Linda Hines
Massachusetts  Lynn Ruth Schubert
Michigan  Cynthia Ann Charlebois
Mississippi  Grace Mangum
Missouri  Gail Herman
Nebraska  Marilyn B. Jurschak
New Jersey  Peggy Ann Murawski
North Carolina  Judy Stewart
Oregon  Carol Jean McCray
Pennsylvania  Nancy Voller
Utah  Deanna Jean Carter
Virginia  Kathleen May Helter
Washington  Julie Ann Brand
West Virginia  Linda Creek

Awards
Miss American Beauty Photogenic  California
Miss International Friendship  California
Miss International Most Popular Girl  Nicaragua


Top  Ohio, Oklahoma, Alabama & Nevada
Middle  Connecticut, South Carolina, North Dakota, Texas & New Mexico
Bottom  California, New York, Maryland, Louisiana, Illinois & Hawaii


Louisiana (4th RU), Maryland (1st RU), Ohio (winner), California (2nd RU) & North Dakota (3rd RU)

Miss American Beauty 1965
Ohio

 

1967 April 26
38 entries

Results
1  New Jersey  Pamela Elfast
Hawaii  Nancy Amero
New York  Barbara Reser
California  Shanna Estes
5  Ohio  Terry Chellis

Semi-finalists
Alabama  Cindy Baker
Florida  Karol Kelly (U.S.A. '65)
Kentucky  Melody Engle
Maryland  Lynn Shipley
Nevada  Kathy Landry (U.S.A. '68)
Oklahoma  Gayle Elaine Schweers
Oregon  Linda Meinig
Texas  Judi Lockey
Virginia  Cheryl Bisbee
Washington  Monica Mygatt

Remainder
Arizona  Kathy Jo Morales
Arkansas  Donna Whitaker
Colorado  Sherry Lee Davies
Connecticut  Sue Miller
District of Columbia  Suzanne Louise Hill
Georgia  Julia Anna Beckerstaff
Idaho  Lee Ann Goddard
Illinois  Denise Rue
Indiana  Bonnie Barkley (World-U.S.A. '66)
Iowa  Lynda Sue Duffy
Kansas  Wanda Grube
Louisiana  Marilee Ann Rose
Michigan  Mary Jo Lindlaum
Minnesota  Nancy Nelson
Missouri  Vicki Lee Berry
Nebraska  Marian Kay Wisnieski
New Mexico  Sally Jean Downing
Pennsylvania  Susan Joanne Fennell
South Carolina  Sandi Feinstein
Utah  Barbara Ball
West Virginia  Pat Woodruff
Wisconsin  Pat Frelke
Wyoming  Paula Reiter

Awards
Miss American Beauty Photogenic  Oklahoma
Miss International Friendship  Georgia
Miss International Most Popular Girl  Alabama


Top  Nevada, Oregon, Alabama, Virginia & Ohio
Middle  Oklahoma, Maryland, Washington, Kentucky & Texas
Bottom  California, New Jersey, Florida, New York & Hawaii


Miss American Beauty Photogenic
Oklahoma

California (3rd RU), Hawaii (1st RU), New Jersey (winner), New York (2nd RU) & Ohio (4th RU)

photo credit: Prendiz de Jurado Archives (except for 3 taken from newspaper microfilm)