Friday, September 11, 2009

miss usa 1956

The fifth edition of Miss USA was held on 18 July 1956, at Long Beach Municipal Auditorium, Long Beach, California. They had 43 young ladies in the competition. Miss Iowa USA, Carol Morris, won the competition and later became Miss Universe. She became the first contestant from Iowa to win the Miss USA competition.


Miss USA 1956: Carol Morris, (Iowa) 

1st Runner up: Betty Cherry, (South Carolina)

2nd Runner up: Nancy McCollum, (Arkansas)

3rd Runner up: Shari Lewis, (Nebraska)

4th Runner up: Jo Dobson, (Texas)

Morris hails from Ottumwa, Iowa and attended Ottumwa High School, and dated Kenny Freeman in High School. She was the only Miss Iowa USA to win the Miss USA crown. She is still active in the Miss Iowa USA pageant.


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