|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|Born||Kimberly Louise Tomes
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Title(s)||Miss Texas USA 1977, Miss USA 1977|
|Miss USA 1977 (winner), Miss Universe 1977 (Top 12)|
Tomes won the Miss Texas USA title in 1976, and later represented Texas in the Miss USA 1977 pageant held in Charleston, South Carolina. In the nationally televised pageant, Tomes won the Miss USA title, becoming the first woman from Texas to do so. Her placement followed many high placements for Texas in previous years and a consistent level of achievement throughout the pageant's history. In July Tomes represented the United States at the Miss Universe 1977 pageant held in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and made the semi-finals.
Tomes holds a degree in physical education from Texas A&M University, one of two Miss USA winners to graduate from that university. The second is Kandace Krueger, Miss Texas USA and Miss USA 2001. She later worked in the entertainment industry, and retained ties to the Miss Texas USA pageant, hosting the event for twelve years.
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