|Alma mater||Manhattan School of Music.|
|Title||Miss America in 1948|
|Predecessor||Barbara Jo Walker|
|Spouse(s)||Bayard D. Waring|
She lives in Rockport, MA and is known by her married name Beatrice "Bebe" Waring. She was a lay minister in the Episcopal Church and a TV spokeswoman for an electric scooter company. She used her pageant scholarship to attend the Manhattan School of Music. She specialized in the vibraharp, and graduated with a degree in percussion in 1952. She sang with Share the Music and the Cape Ann Symphony Chorus. She was active in community affairs, and headed the board of directors for Gloucester Stage Company. With her husband Bayard D. Waring, she had four daughters.
Los Angeles Times 1949: "The bathing beauty queen...blond Bebe Shopp, 18, of Hopkins, Minn...got an enthusiastic welcome in Paris, but she said she hasn't changed her mind about French swim suits. ... 'I don't approve of Bikini suits for American girls,' Bebe told her French interviewers. 'The French girls can wear them if they want to, but I still don't approve of them on American girls.'"
- AP (1949-09-01). "Bebe Back from Europe, Saw Beauties-All Over". The Miami News.
- Hendrickson, Dyke. "Bruins Prove to Quick for Thatcher Island Fans." June 18, 2011. Gloucester Times. Retrieved July 5,2011: http://www.gloucestertimes.com/local/x1625120545/Bruins-prove-too-quick--Thacher-Island-fans
- Retrieved July 5, 2011: http://www.bikiniview.com/history.html
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Barbara Jo Walker
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