Sunday, September 13, 2009

miss usa 1972

Miss USA 1972: Tanya Wilson (Hawaii)

The runners-up were: 

1st runner-up: Alberta Philips (New York)
2nd runner-up: Kim Christina Hobson (California)
3rd runner-up: Coni Ensor (Florida)
4th runner-up: Kathleen Ann Kehlmier (Ohio)

Semi-Finalists: Janet Gail Greenwalt (District of Columbia), Bonnie Martin(Louisiana), Marilyn Ann Petty (Michigan), Donna Reel (New Mexico), Deborah Ann Falls (North Carolina), Susan Gordon (South Carolina)

Tanya Wilson (born c. 1951) is a beauty queen from Honolulu, Hawaii who held the title Miss USA 1972.

Wilson first won the Miss Hawaii USA title, then represented her state in the Miss USA pageant, held in Dorado, Puerto Rico in May 1973. This was the first time in the twenty-year history of the pageant that it was held outside the continental United States, and the only time that it has been held in a United States territory. In the nationally televised pageant, Wilson won the pageant crown, and was crowned by Michele McDonald of Pennsylvania. She was the second of four women from Hawaii to win the Miss USA title.

Wilson represented the United States in the Miss Universe pageant broadcast from the same city two months after winning her national title. As with the Miss USA pageant, this was the first time that Miss Universe had been held outside the United States. Wilson placed in the semi-finals in the pageant, which was won by Kerry Anne Wells of Australia.

Wilson later moved to the United Kingdom, where she worked as a nursery teacher.


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