Miss USA 1965
|Miss USA 1965|
|Date||June 4, 1965|
|Venue||Miami Beach, Florida|
|Congeniality|| Elizabeth Carroll
Miss USA 1965, the 14th Miss USA pageant, took place in Miami Beach, Florida on June 4, 1965. This was the first Miss USA pageant to be televised live (on the CBS network), and the first to be a self-contained production, held several weeks before, and independent of, the Miss Universe pageant.
The pageant was won by Sue Downey of Ohio, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Bobbi Johnson of the District of Columbia. Downey went on to place as 2nd runner-up to Apasra Hongsakula of Thailand at Miss Universe 1965. Pageant finalist Dianna Lynn Batts later won the 1965 Miss World USA title, and placed 1st runner-up to Lesley Langley of the United Kingdom at Miss World 1965.
- Miss USA 1965: Sue Downey (Ohio)
- The runners-up were:
- The semi-finalists were:
- Congeniality (tie): Elizabeth Carroll (Minnesota) and Bonnie Perkins (Tennessee)
- Photogenic: Cheryl Semrad (Oklahoma)
The Miss USA 1965 delegates were: