Miss USA 1961

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Miss USA 1961
Date July 13, 1961
Venue Miami Beach, Florida
Entrants 43
Placements 15
Winner Sharon Brown
Louisiana Louisiana

Miss USA 1961, the tenth Miss USA pageant, took place in Miami Beach, Florida on July 13, 1961. The pageant was won by Sharon Brown of Louisiana, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Linda Bement of Utah. Brown's win gave Louisiana a second title in four years, marking the first time a state had won two Miss USA titles outright (Utah had two titleholders in 1957 and 1960, but Charlotte Sheffield in 1957 originally placed 1st runner-up, and inherited the crown after the disqualification of the winner). Two days after her victory, Brown went on to place as 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 1961.



The Miss USA 1961 delegates were:

No state delegate: Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington

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