Miss USA 1985

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Miss USA 1985
Date May 13, 1985
Presenters Bob Barker and Joan Van Ark
Entertainment Kool and The Gang, Lee Greenwood
Venue Lakeland Civic Auditorium, Lakeland, Florida
Broadcaster CBS
Entrants 51
Placements 10
Winner Laura Harring
Texas Texas
Congeniality Tennessee Marty Browning
Photogenic Kentucky Robyn Overbey

Miss USA 1985, the 34th Miss USA pageant, was televised live from the Lakeland Civic Auditorium in Lakeland, Florida on May 13, 1985. At the conclusion of the final competition, Laura Harring of Texas was crowned Miss USA 1985 by outgoing titleholder Mai Shanley of New Mexico

Results[edit]

Final Competition Score[edit]

Special awards[edit]

Delegates[edit]

The Miss USA 1985 delegates were:[1]

State Name Hometown Age1 Height Placement Awards Notes
Alabama Alabama Allison Sawyer Birmingham 20 5'9"
Alaska Alaska Kari Moore Fairbanks 17 5'7"
Arizona Arizona Michelle Ducote Tempe 22 5'10½" Top 10
Arkansas Arkansas Susan Dean Osceola 23 5'9"
California California Zina Ponder Long Beach 22 5'8"
Colorado Colorado Lynnette Jessen Denver 23 5'8½" Previously Miss Colorado 1981
Connecticut Connecticut Adrianne Hazelwood Hamden 17 5'8" Previously Miss Wisconsin Teen USA 1984
Delaware Delaware Sheila Saints Wilmington 21 5'4"
Washington, D.C. District of Columbia Christal Chacon Washington, D.C. 18 5'9"
Florida Florida Barbi Losh North Miami Beach 21 5'8"
Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia Amanda Smith Smyrna 24 5'7"
Hawaii Hawaii Tina Machado Honolulu 25 5'8" Top 10
Idaho Idaho Sheri Rose Boise 24 5'7"
Illinois Illinois Laura Bach Elmhurst 23 5'7" 2nd runner-up
Indiana Indiana Theresa Hobbs Bloomington 23 5'8"
Iowa Iowa Devin Steinberg Manson 21 5'8"
Kansas Kansas Jill Denzin Leawood 21 5'8"
Kentucky Kentucky Robyn Overbey Calvert City 24 5'8" Miss Photogenic
Louisiana Louisiana Sarie Joubert Shreveport 22 5'9" 3rd runner-up
Maine Maine Tracie Samara Portland 22 5'8"
Maryland Maryland Christine Marie Baldwin 20 5'6"
Massachusetts Massachusetts Mercedes Waggoner Boston 21 5'5" Top 10
Michigan Michigan Nancy Mazuro Washington 17 5'10"
Minnesota Minnesota Kari Lee Johnson Minneapolis 20 5'8½" 4th runner-up
Mississippi Mississippi Camille Gilliland Meridian 19 5'8"
Missouri Missouri Amy Coverdale Columbia 22 5'10" Top 10
Montana Montana Julie Knox Bozeman 19 5'10"
Nebraska Nebraska Lori Straight Omaha 20 5'8"
Nevada Nevada Alicia Berger Las Vegas 19 5'7" Entertainment reporter for KVBC-DT and regular contributor for Access Hollywood
New Hampshire New Hampshire Janice LaCroix Manchester 21 5'6"
New Jersey New Jersey Francie Knapp Linwood 24 5'9"
New Mexico New Mexico Brenda Denton Hobbs 21 5'10" 1st runner-up Represented the United States in Miss World 1985 where she placed as Second Runner Up
New York New York Lovey King Yonkers 20 5'9"
North Carolina North Carolina Kate Kenney Raleigh 23 5'8"
North Dakota North Dakota Regina Schatz Fargo 22 5'7"
Ohio Ohio Lisa Barlow Vandalia 22 5'6"
Oklahoma Oklahoma Sophia Henderson Tulsa 21 5'9" Top 10
Oregon Oregon Jodi Unruh Eugene 20 5'5"
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Sandi Ferguson Jefferson Hills 18 5'7"
Rhode Island Rhode Island Dana Wilson Riverside 21 5'8"
South Carolina South Carolina Ann Margarete Hughes Summerville 23 5'8"
South Dakota South Dakota Stacey Arnold Rapid City 21 5'5½"
Tennessee Tennessee Marty Browning Chattanooga 24 5'5½" Miss Congeniality First deaf Miss USA contestant.[2]
Texas Texas Laura Harring El Paso 21 5'7" Winner Born in Mexico
Utah Utah Kim Thompson Salt Lake City 18 5'10"
Vermont Vermont Angie Cummingham Rutland 20 5'7"
Virginia Virginia Dana Bryant Richmond 18 5'7½"
Washington (state) Washington Sherry Rials Bellevue 23 5'9"
West Virginia West Virginia Lorre Lewis Barboursville 20 5'8"
Wisconsin Wisconsin Deborah Lynn Strauss Thiensville 22 5'6"
Wyoming Wyoming Wendy Hartwigsen Gillette 19 5'10½"

Judges[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A Look at Miss USA". Lakeland Ledger. 1985-05-12. 
  2. ^ "New Language". The Times-News. 1985-04-27. 

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