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Previous Miss America winners:
1921 Margaret Gorman, Washington, D.C.
1922-1923 Mary Campbell, Columbus, OH
1924 Ruth Malcolmson, Philadelphia, PA
1925 Fay Lamfier, Oakland, CA
1926 Norma Smallwood, Tulsa, OK
1927 Lois Delander, Smallwood, IL
1933 Marion Bergeron, West Haven, CT
1936 Henrietta Leaver, Pittsburgh, PA
1937 Rosa Coyle, Philadelphia, PA
1938 Bette Cooper, Bertrand Island, NJ
1939 Patricia Donnelly, Detroit, MI
1940 Frances Marie Burke, Philadelphia, PA
1941 Rosemary LaPlance, Los Angeles, CA
1942 Jo-Caroll Denison, Tyler, TX
1943 Jean Bartel, Los Angeles, CA
1944 Venus Ramey, Washington, D.C.
1945 Bess Myerson, New York City, NY
1946 Marilyn Buferd, Los Angeles, CA
1947 Barbara Walker, Memphis, TN
1948 BeBe Shopp, Hopkins, MN
1949 Jacque Mercer, Litchfield, AZ
1951 Yolanda Betbeze, Mobile, AL
1952 Coleen Kay Hutchens, Salt Lake City, UT
1953 Neva Jane Langley, Macon, GA
1954 Evelyn Margaret Ay, Ephrata, PA
1955 Lee Meriwether, San Francisco, CA
1956 Sharon Ritchie, Denver, CO
1957 Marion McKnight, Manning, SC
1958 Marilyn Van Derbur, Denver, CO
1959 Mary Ann Mobley, Brandon, MS
1960 Lynda Lee Mead, Natchez, MS
1961 Nancy Fleming, Montague, MI
1962 Maria Fletcher, Asheville, NC
1963 Jacquelyn Mayer, Sandusky, OH
1964 Donna Axom, El Dorado, AK
1965 Vonda Kay Van Dyke, Phoenix, AZ
1966 Deborah Irene Bryant, Overland Park, KS
1967 Jane Anne Jayroe, Laverne, OK
1968 Debra Dene Barnes, Moran, KS
1969 Judith Anne Ford, Belvidere, IL
1970 Pamela Anne Eldred, Birmingham, MI
1971 Phyllis Ann George, Denton, TX
1972 Laurie Lea Schaefer, Columbus, OH
1973 Terry Anne Meeuwsen, DePere, WI
1974 Rebecca Ann King, Denver, CO
1975 Shirley Cothran, Fort Worth, TX
1976 Tawney Elaine Godin, Yonkers, NY
1977 Dorothy Kathleen Benham, Edina, MN
1978 Susan Perkins, Columbus, OH
1979 Kylene Barker, Galax, VA
1980 Cheryl Prewitt, Ackerman, MS
1981 Susan Powell, Elk City, OK
1982 Elizabeth Ward, Russellvile, AR
1983 Debra Maffett, Anaheim, CA
1984 Vanessa Williams, Milwood, NY, who resigned, allowing Suzette Charles of Mays Landing, NJ to take the crown.
1985 Sharlene Wells, Salt Lake City, UT
1986 Susan Akin, Meridian, MS
1987 Kellye Cash, Memphis, TN
1988 Kaye Lani Rae Rafko, Monroe, MI
1989 Gretchen Carlson, Anoka, MN
1990 Debbye Turner, Columbia, MO
1991 Marjorie Vincent, Oak Park, IL
1992 Carolyn Suzanne Sapp, Honolulu, HI
1993 Leanza Cornett, Jacksonville, FL
1994 Kimberly Aiken, Columbia, SC
1995 Heather Whitestone, Birmingham, AL
1996 Shawntel Smith, Muldrow, OK
1997 Tara Dawn Hollan, Overland Park, KS
1998 Kate Shindle, Evanston, IL
1999 Nicole Johnson, Virginia Beach, VA
2000 Heather French, Maysville, KY
2001 Angela Baraquio, Hawaii