Sunday, August 30, 2009

miss usa 1952

Miss USA 1952, the first annual Miss USA pageant, was held on 27 June 1952 at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California. 39 states competed for the inaugural Miss USA. The winner was Jackie Loughery, New York.

Miss USA 1952: Jackie Loughery, (New York)

The runners-up were: 

1st Runner-up: Jeanne Thompson, (Louisiana)

2nd Runner-up: Carolyn Carlew, (Missouri)

3rd Runner-up: Jean Harper, (Tennessee)

4th Runner-up: Trula Birchfield, (Oklahoma)

Jacqueline 'Jackie' Loughery (born 1930), is a woman originally from New York, known for being the first Miss New York USA and winner of the first Miss USA beauty pageant, in Long Beach, California. In 1952, she won the title only after a second ballot broke a first-place tie. The redheaded Loughery went on to represent the USA at the very first Miss Universe pageant, where she placed ninth.

She was married to singer Guy Mitchell in October 1953, and actor Jack Webb from Dragnet in July 1958. She divorced Webb in March 1964 and married her current husband, making her name Jackie Loughery Switzer (or Schwitzer). They now live in Encino, California.


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