Miss USA 1982

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Miss USA 1982
Date May 13, 1982
Presenters Bob Barker
Venue Gulf Coast Convention Center, Biloxi, Mississippi
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 51
Placements 12
Winner Terri Utley
Arkansas Arkansas
Congeniality Alaska Toni McFadden
Photogenic Virginia Sondra Dee Jones

Miss USA 1982, the 31st Miss USA pageant, was televised live on May 13, 1982 from the Gulf Coast Convention Center in Biloxi, Mississippi on CBS.

The pageant was won by Terri Utley of Arkansas, who was crowned by outgoing titleholder Kim Seelbrede of Ohio. Utley was the first – and to date only – woman from Arkansas to win the Miss USA title, and went on to place as 4th runner-up at Miss Universe 1982.

Jeannine Boger of North Carolina is the mother of Miss USA 2009 Kristen Dalton.



Final results Contestant
Miss USA 1982
1st runner-up
2nd runner-up
  • Utah Utah - Susan Gasser
3rd runner-up
4th runner-up
Top 12

Special awards[edit]

  • Congeniality: Toni McFadden (Alaska)
  • Photogenic: Sondra Dee Jones (Virginia)


The Miss USA 1982 delegates were:

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