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There She Is, Miss America

Some of the women who’ve worn the crown.

16 Comments

  • Kelly K March 10th, 2014 4:16 PM

    This was surprisingly interesting! Although I like fashion, I’ve never really concerned myself with models or similar careers. It’s interesting how diverse all their interests are.
    I do wonder how Miss Gordan got the title if she were do bored with it all. I know in the twenties it was cool to appear nonchalant, but still!

  • painting_the_roses_pink March 10th, 2014 4:21 PM

    I loved this piece! Its funny to think the first Miss America was bored of it! The illustrations and writing were beautiful, so many good adjectives.

    http://aroseofadifferentcolor.tumblr.com

  • Dylan March 10th, 2014 4:31 PM

    KELLY, I LOVE the way you draw people. Entranced by this series.

  • MissMonicaE March 10th, 2014 4:50 PM

    Margaret Gorman was my great-aunt! This is a cool set of drawings. :D

    • Anaheed March 10th, 2014 5:36 PM

      No way! She seems like a very cool lady.

  • fanatiquedecafee March 10th, 2014 5:08 PM

    this is brilliant

  • Flossy Mae March 10th, 2014 5:59 PM

    I love the drawings!!

  • becksbubble March 10th, 2014 6:09 PM

    This was a particularly good article! I’ve always been a little bit divided about the nature of such pagaents, as they are brutally competitive environments that pit women against one another in order to adhere to a specific standard, but the girls in the pageants can’t really be blamed for this. It was nice to see how some of the winners used their success to go on to do bigger things, or broke the typical mould of Miss Americas :)
    http://dollygosh.blogspot.co.uk/

  • mangointhesky March 10th, 2014 6:31 PM

    EVELYN AY!!! Her father is so right (in figurative ways, that is)!

    http://theconfettireport.blogspot.com

  • Skotty March 10th, 2014 11:01 PM

    Who was the Miss America that held her crown instead of wearing it? It was supposed to be a protest against the emphasis on beauty and not talent (like the scholarship was made for.) At first I thought it was Gretchen Carlson, but I’m not quite sure and I’d love for someone to check the accuracy of something a friend told me once. (If it’s true, I do believe whoever she is has certainly earned a place on this list.)

  • honorarygilmoregal March 10th, 2014 11:02 PM

    Beautiful drawings! I loved reading these fun facts about various Miss America winners.

    http://perkstobeinginfinite.tumblr.com

  • Evelynthebadger March 11th, 2014 3:33 AM

    So interesting what they do after being Miss America

    Love this!!

    @clockworkreindeer.wordpress.com

  • ughgina March 11th, 2014 6:08 AM

    I’ve always wondered what past Miss America winners got up to.
    A pretty interesting article with lovely pictures.

    http://black-daisy.blogspot.com.au/

  • jyojya March 11th, 2014 8:40 PM

    Angela Perez Baraquio, the first Asian American, first Filipino American, and first teacher ever to win the pageant was my gym teacher in kindergarden!

  • julalondon March 23rd, 2014 7:39 AM

    This is one of my favourite things, like, ever!!