Jacque Mercer

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Jacque Mercer
Born 1931
Died 1982
Term Miss America 1949
Predecessor BeBe Shopp
Successor Yolande Betbeze

Jacque Mercer (1931–2 February 1982) from Litchfield, Arizona, was Miss America in 1949. She is mentioned (usually by title, once by name) several times in the 1997 Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral. She was married and divorced during her reign as Miss America; after this, a rule was enacted which requires Miss America contestants to sign a pledge vowing they have never been married or pregnant. [1]

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
BeBe Shopp
Miss America
1949
Succeeded by
Yolande Betbeze
Preceded by
Donna McElroy
Miss Arizona
1949
Succeeded by
Wanda Law