Miss America 1953, the 26th Miss America pageant, was held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on September 6, 1952.
Preliminary Talent winners: Jeanne Shores (Miss California), Neva Jane Langley (Miss Georgia) & Jo Hoppe (Miss Illinois). Preliminary Swimsuit winners: Neva Jane Langley (Miss Georgia), Joan Elizabeth Kayne (Miss NYC), & Iris Anne Fitch (Miss Washington DC). Miss Congeniality (tie): Iris Anne Fitch (Miss Washington DC) & Shirley Maurine Barbour (Miss Oklahoma)
- ^ "Gorgeous Georgia Girl Starts Tour As Miss America". Ellensburg Daily Record. 1952-09-08. p. 5.