Miss USA 1965

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Miss USA 1965
Date June 4, 1965
Venue Miami Beach, Florida
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 47
Placements 15
Winner Sue Downey
Ohio Ohio
Congeniality Minnesota Elizabeth Carroll
Tennessee Bonnie Perkins
Photogenic Oklahoma Cheryl Semrad

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.


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The Miss USA 1965 delegates were:

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